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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mar 20 Aoû - 21:35

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PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – U.S. military forces are teaming up with South African National Defense Forces (SANDF) for Shared Accord (SA) 13 near Port Elizabeth, South Africa July 24-Aug. 7.
Shared Accord is an annual training exercise involving in-depth joint cohesion between U.S. and South African military forces during multiple training scenarios.
“This mission is designed to increase interoperability and build friendships with the South African Defense Force,” said Maj. Chuck Slagle, executive officer for 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.
The exercise involves many participants to include about 700 American military members from the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force and more than 3,000 SANDF members.
“Anybody can learn from anyone. We definitely learn from each other and can contribute our expertise to these exercises,” said South African Military Health Services Capt. François Van Huyssteen, veterinarian with the Military Veterinary Institute.









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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mar 27 Aoû - 2:50

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SAAF still couldn’t sell off 18 surplus Pilatus Astras

The South African Air Force’s 18 surplus Pilatus Astras is still waiting for a buyer. Besides upgrading the avionics, any successful buyer will also have to overhaul the Pratt &Whitney Canada PT6A-25C turboprop engines on those aircraft.

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Sam 7 Sep - 2:16

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La force aérienne sud-africaine a du mal à faire voler ses avions Gripen

Si l’on en croit la commission d’enquête Seriti, chargée de faire la lumière sur les soupçons de corruption portant sur des contrats d’armements signés par Pretoria, l’avion de combat Gripen, développé le constructeur suédois Saab, est parfaitement adapté aux besoins de la South African Air Force (SAAF).

Seulement, la mise en oeuvre de ces 26 appareils, commandés en 1999 et livrés à partir de 2008, pose pourtant problème. En mars dernier, le ministre sud-africain de la Défense, Mme Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, avait indiqué aux parlementaires que 12 d’entre eux allaient être mis sous cocon.

Ce qui provoqua la colère du député David Maynier, qui en avait conclu que la SAAF n’était pas en mesure d’exploiter les capacités de ses avions Gripen pour des raisons financières. En outre, il avait avancé que seulement 6 pilotes sud-africains étaient qualifiés pour voler sur ce type d’appareil. Mieux même : compte-tenu des coupes budgétaires, les deux escadrons dotés de cet avion devaient se partager, pour l’année 2013, seulement 150 heures de vol.

Car le souci est bien là : les ressources manquent à la SAAF pour faire voler l’ensemble de ses 26 Gripen. Lors d’une audition devant une commission, le général John Bayne a livré quelques explications. Ainsi, chaque heure de vol effectuée avec cet appareil coûte 135.400 rands (environ 10.000 euros), soit 52.500 rands de plus (4.000 euros) qu’avec l’avion d’entraînement Hawk, également en service au sein de la force aérienne sud-africaine.

Cependant, le général Bayne a démenti la mise sous cocon de 12 Gripen, comme l’avait pourtant affirmé son ministre de tutelle. Etait-ce une mesure envisagée il y a quelques mois? Toujours est-il que l’officier a expliqué que la SAAF avait trouvé, en collaboration avec Saab, un processus plus économique que le simple stockage en mettant un place un système de rotation associant de la “maintenance préventive” pour faire voler tous les appareils. Mais si les informations données par le député David Maynier sont justes, cela ne ferait que 6 heures de vol par avion pour cette année…

Quoi qu’il en soit, les Gripen sud-africains, dont le dernier exemplaire a été livré l’an passé, volent peu. Toujours selon le général Bayne, ils ont réalisé 3.500 heures de vol “sans incident majeur” depuis 2008, soit une vingtaine d’heures chacun par an en moyenne. Ce qui est largement insuffisant pour maintenir les qualifications des pilotes.

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Sam 7 Sep - 5:41

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6 heures de vol par avion pour cette année…
et ca te dit pays riche,mon oeil
voila comment la corruption de l´ANC gache tout ce que les blancs ont batti dans ce pays

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mar 17 Sep - 12:10

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Exercice multinational pour les Forces Spéciales d’Afrique du Sud


Plusieurs unités militaires ont conduit un exercice commun en Namibie.
Pour la première fois, un exercice majeur de coopération se déroule entre le 9 septembre et le 7 octobre dans la baie de Walvis en Namibie. Il implique une phase de préparation jusqu’au 29 septembre, puis, une phase finale de synthèse s’étalant du 30 septembre au 7 octobre.
Selon les forces nationales de défense namibiennes, l’objectif durant cette dernière période est de mettre en pratique plusieurs scénarios d’opérations nécessitant la mise en œuvre de procédures spécifiquement développées dans un environnement désertique. Elle permet également de tester l’interopérabilité entre plusieurs unités commandos sous commandement du colonel Martin Shikomba, commandant les Forces Spéciales namibiennes.
Au total, 600 militaires sont rassemblés à cette occasion venant aussi bien de Namibie, d’Afrique du Sud, d’Angola, de Bostwana, du Zimbabwe, de Zambie, du Malawi ainsi que du Lesotho. La manœuvre permet ainsi de tester la coopération militaire pour les pays membres de la communauté de développement d’Afrique du Sud.
Les pays sud-africains souhaitent renforcer leur coopération militaire dans les domaines C2, du renseignement et des opérations de lutte contre la piraterie. Un exercice de ce type doit se dérouler l’année prochaine.

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mer 18 Sep - 3:37

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SAAF must get BVR capability to be relevant on the African continent

Written by Chris Szabo, Friday, 13 September 2013

If the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as a region and South Africa as a country wish to be taken seriously on the continent, a Beyond Visual Range (BVR) capability must be introduced for the SA Air Force’s Gripen C/D fighters. Otherwise the Air Force has no chance to achieve air superiority in a given theatre, according to an Air Force official.

Presenting a paper at the South African Joint Air Defence Symposium (SAJADS) in Pretoria yesterday, Lieutenant Colonel Musa ‘Midnite’ Mbhokota, Officer Commanding 2 Squadron at AFB Makhado, explained that the SA Air Force (SAAF) did get a BVR capability with the Cheetah C in the 1990s, using the V4 R-Darter missile and using a fire control radar which could accommodate it.

However, in 2008, the BVR capability was lost, despite the V4 R-Darter missile being a Gripen User Requirement Specification (URS). There were apparently numerous reasons for eventually dropping the V4 missile from the Gripen package, but obsolescence was the main reason.

Following the government’s White Paper on National Defence (1996) the posture of the SAAF was not concentrated on the rest of the continent, but since then, things have changed. Although Colonel Mbhokota stressed that no African country was in any way threatening the SADC region, African air forces exist with BVR capabilities and as long as the SAAF does not have this, it would not stand a chance in a hypothetical conflict with such forces.

He said Exercise Lion Effort in Sweden had “proved, if you don’t have a BVR missile in a BVR environment, you are no factor”. Exercise Good Hope against the Germans, exercises against the Americans and the Belgians showed it was “clear that BVR is the weapon of choice if you want to have air superiority.”

African air forces equipped with BVR missiles included Uganda, equipped with 12 Sukhoi Su-30 Flanker H multi-role long range fighters. These are equipped with the Russian answer to the US AMRAAM BVR missile, the AA-12 Adder (Russian R-77). In addition, according to Russian doctrine, missiles should be fired in salvos of two, a radio-frequency (RF) homing missile and an infrared (IR) ‘heat-seeking’ missile. The Su-30 is a very large aircraft and could carry up to 12 BVR missiles, while the Gripen, even with BVR, could carry only four.

An earlier example of African BRV use was during the Ethiopian-Eritrean War (1998-2000) where Ethiopia obtained Sukhoi Su-27 Flankers and Eritrea received Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29s, both with BVR capability. In addition, Morocco flies the F-16 equipped with AMRAAMs while Egypt has the latest Block 52 F-16 with the more modern AIM-120C AMRAAM Laughing . In other words it is a fallacy to believe that advanced air forces are not to be found in Africa.

Of the SADC countries, Angola operates Su-27s, which could be “ramped up” to carry BVR missiles with the other potential BVR-capable country being South Africa.

Another problem, which Mbhokota described as a “step back”, was the ending of air-to-air refuelling in 2005. He said the SAAF’s Gripens had flown to the Central African Republic (CAR) with a refuelling stop in Ndola, Zambia. But, “before 2005, we would have gone to CAR directly and come back”.

Mbhokota said the answer was to obtain an “Off The Shelf” BVR missile while an indigenous version was developed in South Africa.

At present, the Gripen’s primary air-to-air weapon is the Diehl BGT Defence IRIS-T short range air-to-air missile. This was ordered in May 2008 pending the availability of the locally developed A-Darter short range weapon. The infrared-guided IRIS-T was acquired at a cost of R102 million and was accepted in Germany in March 2009.

The Denel Dynamics A-Darter will enter service in 2014. Since March 2007 the weapon has been under joint development by South Africa and Brazil’s Ministry of Defence and Air Force as well as Brazilian companies Mectron, Avibras and Opto Eletronica. It was first test fired on the Gripen on June 17, 2010, at the Overberg Test Range, and integrated onto the Gripen in July 2011. It is also being fitted to the SAAF’s Hawks and will be added to Brazil’s Northop F-5M and FX-2 future fighter. Estimated range is approximately 20 km,

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mer 18 Sep - 4:06

On signale que beaucoup de pilotes Égyptiens ont éclaté en sanglots après avoir lu cet article.

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mer 9 Oct - 4:53

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Land-based Umkhonto fired for the first time


Denel Dynamics, the guided weapons division of South Africa's Denel, carried out the first live-fire tests of the land-based version of its Umkhonto naval surface-to-air missile (SAM) between 1 and 3 October.

The tests also saw an Umkhonto-IR destroy a target at 20 km for the first time, a feat achieved after recent modifications to the Block 2 variant, and the first use of Reutech Radar Systems' new RSR-320 dual-band, 3D radar to provide mid-course guidance for the missiles.

Observers from nine countries joined South African defence and military officials at Denel's Overberg Test Range for the shoot. All three war-shot missiles scored kills on Low-Cost Aerial Target Systems (LOCATS), two at 15 km range and one at 20 km.

The targets were launched from the range and flew out to sea before turning inshore on an elliptical track. They were engaged by the Umkhonto-IR missiles in their lock-on-after-launch mode, with the RSR-320 providing mid-course guidance to get the missiles within acquisition range of their infrared seekers.

The ground-based launcher is being developed by Denel Dynamics with an eye on the South African Army's GBADS Phase 2 project, as is the RSR-320 radar.

The Umkhonto Block 2 missiles were provided by the South African Navy (SAN) from its stocks, one being modified by Denel Dynamics to increase its range, effectively resulting in a Block 3 variant of the missile. The LOCATS were provided by the South African Army.

The RSR-320 radar has been developed from the 2D Thutlwa ESR 220 radar that is in service with the South African Army. It is optimised as a missile guidance radar that can designate multiple low-altitude targets with integrated electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM) and identification friend-or-foe (IFF) capabilities, but has also demonstrated its utility as an air and marine surveillance radar.

The Umkhonto vertical-launch SAM system was developed by Denel Dynamics for the SAN's MEKO A200-class frigates and is in service in Block 1 and Block 2 versions.

The Block 2 differs from the Block 1 primarily in that it has a seeker that is better suited to look-down engagements in a cluttered littoral environment and a 15 km range (3 km further than the Block 1).

The Block 2 is also in service with the Finnish Navy's Hamina-class corvettes and Hämeenmaa-class mine layers and is reported to have been selected by the Algerian Navy for its new MEKO frigates.

The SAN has carried out multiple successful Umkhonto launches against LOCATS and Skua high-speed targets, and the Finnish Navy has scored kinetic kills against Banshee targets with at least three telemetry rounds.

The SAN has also demonstrated the Umkhonto in its alternate anti-ship role, which showed that pre-fragmented warheads would destroy most of a warship's sensor antennas.

Denel is working on developing extended-range (beyond 20 km) and radar-guided, all-weather versions of the Umkhonto.
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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Ven 11 Oct - 13:47

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6 heures de vol par avion pour cette année…
et ca te dit pays riche,mon oeil
voila comment la corruption de l´ANC gache tout ce que les blancs ont batti dans ce pays
Exactement.

Ce sont les memes qui ont recconnu l'imaginaire rasd..

Ont s'entendé mieux avec les blancs quand ils etait au pouvoir..(l'epoque Ratel,Eland..) et c'etait mieux pour l'Af du sud.

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Ven 8 Nov - 2:45

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Combat Debut for Rooivalk



The South African Denel DH-2 Rooivalk attack helicopter made its combat debut on Monday 4 November, 2013 while conducting armed overwatch and close air support flights of UN personnel in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South African media has reported. The SAAF deployed three Rooivalk helicopters to the DRC in late October, clearing them to begin operations on the day that this first contact took place. This is the first time Rooivalk helicopters have engaged in combat since the prototype’s first flight 23 years ago. Another South African news outlet, DefenceWeb, reported that the Rooivalks had conducted their offensive operations against M23 positions in partnership with a pair of Mil Mi-24/35 ‘Hind’ helicopters of the FIB. The report was not clear on who was operating these Hinds, but India and Ukraine are known to have contributed such helicopters to MONUSCO – the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo.
Two South African Air Force (SAAF) Rooivalks fired multiple 70 mm rocket salvos against M23 rebel bunkers close to the Rwandan border, while operating on behalf of the MONUSCO and its Force Intervention Brigade (FIB). According to the South African website African Defence Review, early reports from sources in the area indicate that the action was successful, with the Rooivalks’ tactical approach through the clouds taking the M23 defenders by surprise and their rocket fire being accurate enough to disperse them and destroy one of the 14.5 mm anti-aircraft guns that had been previously used to fire at the Rooivalks and other helicopters.
The attack was combined with a renewed FARDC (Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo) assault and subsequent claims by the DRC government that the remaining M23 senior commanders have now fled across the border into Rwanda. However this could not be independently verified. Established in November 1999 to monitor and keep the peace in the DRC, MONUSCO currently comprises some 20,688 military and police personnel from 56 countries. According to UN figures, 61 MONUSCO personnel have been killed since the mission began.



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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Ven 8 Nov - 12:30

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A109 LUH conversion course resumes



After five months of not flying, the South African Air Force’s (SAAF) fleet of Agusta A109 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) are back in the air again and converting new pilots.
 
The current conversion course for new A109 pilots has finally resumed at 87 Helicopter Flying School, AFB Bloemspruit, near Bloemfontein. The other two squadrons equipped with the type, 15 Squadron (Durban) and 17 Squadron (Swartkop) are also flying again, with the type appearing at the SAAF Air Capability Demonstration held at the Roodewal bombing range at the end of October.
 
The latest grounding followed the March crash of an A109 on aerial patrol in the Kruger National Park, which flew into ground, killing all five on board. As a result, the course converting existing helicopter pilots to the A109 was temporarily stopped, pending the investigation. The course pupils were sent on leave and thereafter back to their previous home squadrons, but as they had already started their conversion, they were not allowed to fly the Oryx helicopters that they were previously qualified on.
 
After some months of inactivity, the severe budgetary constraints affecting the SAAF resulted in a shortage of funds to keep the A109 fleet flying. Ground running the engines and infrequent flights was all that could be done, with the course pupils still sitting idly at their previous home squadrons.


At the same time, it is rumoured that certain tail rotor bolts had to be replaced, but these had not been ordered. Then, the A109 ground simulator was upgraded, resulting in yet another delay to the commencement of the course.
 
The SAAF commitment of supplying Oryx helicopters to MONUSCO, the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has also resulted in a shortage of Oryx pilots, whilst other pilots were drafted to 16 Squadron to increase the pool of Rooivalk attack helicopter pilots. The Rooivalk was only recently deployed to the DRC.
 
The cascading effect was such that a new instructor course was required before the deferred conversion course could recommence. With this process completed, the conversion course resumed at the beginning of October, much to the relief of the course students.
 
The A109 has been the black sheep of SAAF’s helicopter fleet, never living up to expectations. Deemed too complex to convert newly qualified pilots onto helicopters, it has also been reported that the helicopter can neither carry operational loads in high heat conditions nor fly in strong wind.
 
Although the conversion course onto the A109 is held at Bloemfontein, the course deploys to Port Elizabeth for certain landing tasks as Bloemfontein is deemed too hot and high to practise such techniques.
 
The Anglo-Italian AgustaWestland A109 LUH was purchased to replace the elderly Alouette III helicopter in the light utility role, with the delivery of the first of 30 helicopters commencing in 2005.
 
According to the SAAF, typical missions for the A109 includes training, search and rescue, rope extraction & rappelling, trooping, medical evacuation (casevac), cargo transport, border patrol, peacekeeping, communications and urban operations.

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mar 12 Nov - 3:57

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Paramount Naval Systems developing new patrol boat



Paramount Naval Systems (previously Nautic Africa) has announced the development of a new 42 metre aluminium trimaran patrol vessel.

The announcement was made at the Thursday ceremony in Cape Town where Paramount Group, Africa’s largest privately owned defence and aerospace company, formally publicised their acquisition of a majority stake in Cape Town-based ship building company Nautic Africa. The military business side of Nautic Africa has been rebranded as Paramount Naval Systems.

Speaking at the ceremony, CEO James Fisher noted that the new 42 m trimaran patrol vessel is the “first fruit of the association” between Paramount Group and Nautic Africa. It will also be the first time that a vessel of this nature is being designed and built in South Africa.

To be known as the Frontier Patrol Vessel, Fisher said that the trimaran is being developed in direct response to an obvious need in the market for a highly efficient, sea-kindly, multi-role platform.

Supporting the initiative, Ivor Ichikowitz, Executive Chairman of Paramount Group, said: “We are committed to the development of the South African shipbuilding industry and putting Africans at the heart of it.”

Nautic Africa has a legacy of only using locally designed vessels to keep the intellectual capital in South Africa.

Emphasising the importance of the project, Ichikowitz said that the project would be internally funded. “We consider (the new design) to be very strategic,” he said, “Not only to be proof of concept, but also to do effective trials.”

Michael Bakker, naval architect and head of product development, explained that the trimaran offers improved propulsive efficiency and better economy over a wider speed range when compared to the equivalent monohull.

“At the same time,” Bakker continued, “it will provide a more stable work platform as it has superb stability with respect to seakeeping.”

Building of what Fisher describes as “a cutting edge design” will commence in 2014.

Able to sustain itself for long durations at sea, the design features a helideck, space for two interceptor boats and a crew of 30. The top speed of 29 knots is capable of being increased to 40 knots when larger engines, of which there are two, are specified.

Both Ichikowitz and Fisher stressed that the new design is a way for smaller defence forces to have a patrol capability at a cheaper cost. With an increasing threat facing Africa from the sea in the form of piracy, theft of marine resources and drug trafficking, Fisher noted that “there has never been a greater need for naval security in the waters around Africa.”

As a result, there is a demand to have more vessels on the water. A capable vessel with a low purchase and support cost, Fisher said, can result in more vessels for a smaller budget.

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Jeu 14 Nov - 11:30

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Il-76s for the SAAF?



A SA National Defence Force (SANDF) project team is burning the midnight oil on an urgent study to ensure extra airlift capacity for the SA Air Force (SAAF) becomes a reality.

Afrikaans daily Beeld reports Ilyushin 76s (Il-76s) are top of the list to supplement the ageing C-130BZs operated by 28 Squadron.

The acquisition of at least three of the massive Russian transport aircraft, probably second hand, is seen as essential to providing support for South African peacekeeping and peace support deployments on the continent.

The acquisition will be paid for out of the Strategic Capital Acquisition Master Plan (SCAMP), the paper reported.

Defence analyst Helmoed Heitman told the paper the establishment of the airlift project team could be traced back to the Central African Republic (CAR) deployment and the Battle for Bangui earlier this year. This because no suitable aircraft were available at short notice to fly much-needed Mamba vehicles to South African troops.

Lockheed Martin, manufacturers of the C-130, has made presentations to the SAAF as regards replacing the BZ, which has been in service for 50 years, with the new C-130J. The gap in airlift capacity became more pronounced when government bailed out of the Airbus Military A400M programme in 2009 citing cost escalations and production delays as the reasons for South Africa no longer wanting to be a risk sharing partner in the new generation airlifter. A deposit of R3.5 billion was refunded but indications earlier this year were at least part of that money was allocated to the controversial Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP).

Heitman told Beeld’s specialist defence writer Erika Gibson the SAAF has never before operated Russian aircraft and, if Il-76s were acquired, it would mean an overhaul of the logistic system to keep them operational. There are also currently no SAAF pilots rated on the Il-76.

The SANDF has used chartered Il-76s to transport equipment to places like the Democratic Republic of Congo for peacekeeping missions, as it is difficult to fit aircraft like Oryx helicopters into the SAAF’s C-130s without major dismantling. Chartering aircraft is an expensive undertaking – for example the SANDF spent R108 million chartering aircraft for operations in the Central African Republic between January and April this year.

The Il-76 is a four-engined strategic airlifter that first flew in March 1971. Nearly a thousand of these robust aircraft have been built for military and commercial operators around the world, with hundred still in service. The aircraft can carry between 42 and 52 tonnes of payload, depending on the model.

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Ven 15 Nov - 6:32

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Denel, Patria sign South African Badger agreement




Denel Land Systems and Patria have entered an agreement regarding the 8x8 armoured wheeled vehicles being delivered to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) under a contract awarded to Denel in October.
Of the 238 vehicles covered by the contract - known as the Badger infantry combat vehicle (ICV) in South Africa and based on the Patria 8x8 Armoured Modular Vehicle - five pre-series vehicles have already been delivered during the development phase.
Under this agreement, the first 16 serial vehicles will be assembled by Patria in Finland, Hämeenlinna; the remaining vehicles will be assembled by Denel Land Systems in South Africa.

Seppo Seppälä , president, Patria Land Systems and Patria Land Services, said: ‘This agreement is a continuation of the good co-operation of the last several years. We have in Patria unique technology, know-how and a proven track record. We simply provide a vehicle with very high standards and we believe that Denel is the best partner to customise the vehicle to meet the unique needs of the SANDF.’

The vehicles are being designed and customised to meet the requirements of the SANDF and the demanding African operating environment. The new fleet will provide troops with advanced protection and mobility, and contribute to the SANDF’s ongoing modernisation efforts.

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mer 20 Nov - 5:29

Rooivalk au Congo.



L'un des trois  Rooivalk à l'aéroport de Goma au Congo, intégré à la MONUSCO pour stabiliser le Congo.
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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mer 20 Nov - 22:01

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Denel plans to roll out first SANDF's Badger vehicle in 2015
20 November 2013

Denel Land Systems (DLS) is planning to roll out the first Badger infantry combat vehicle (ICV) intended for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in October 2015.

Around 238 8x8 Badger vehicles were ordered by the Armaments Corporation of South Africa (Armscor) from Denel under a multi-billion contract for replacement of SANDF's 30-year old Ratel 6x6 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) fleet, in October 2013.

Denel Land Systems CEO Stephan Burger said the company has already started industrialisation at its facilities in Lyttelton, with plans to commence production in early 2015.

''The system will be produced locally and represents the apex of the South African defence industry,'' Burger said.

''Although the development phase is still in process, we are confident that the Badger will generate considerable international interest in the vehicle and open a number of prospects for future exports that could result in the injection of foreign direct investment into South Africa.''

Approximately 70% of the vehicle is scheduled to be manufactured in South Africa, contributing towards the long-term sustainability of the entire local defence industry by creating and retaining at least 2,000 jobs among local sub-contractors, as well as 200 direct jobs at DLS.The Badger is originally Patria-built platform modified to address South African Army's needs with regards to landmine protection, manoeuvrability and firepower, and also features a modular turret, developed by DLS in section, command, mortar, missile and fire support variants.

The vehicles are scheduled to be equipped with either a 30mm externally-driven cam-operated cannon, a locally manufactured 60mm breech-loading long-range mortar, a 12.7mm machine gun or the Ingwe anti-tank missile system.

Commenting on the vehicle, Burger said: ''The SANDF will have an adaptable and flexible vehicle that can be used with equal confidence in both high-intensity warfare and peace supporting operations.''

Delivery of full fleet is scheduled to take place by the end of 2022.



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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mar 26 Nov - 9:32

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Lockheed Martin’s point man for Africa has hit South Africa with the declared mission of trying to establish exactly what the SA Air Force’s (SAAF) airlift requirements are.

Dennys Plessas, Vice President Business development Initiatives at the American aerospace company, told defenceWeb his three day visit would also allow him to put forward suggestions on the boosting of airlift capacity for the hard-pressed SAAF.

“I’m here to find out exactly what the SAAF’s needs and requirements are as far as airlift, whether it be tactical or strategic, is concerned. Both myself and Lockheed Martin are concerned a hastily taken decision in this regard can lead to problems down the line with aircraft maintenance and utilisation,” he said, regarding reports of feasibility and or project studies apparently currently underway for possible acquisition of Ilyushin Il-76s.



An indicator of the importance Lockheed Martin attaches to South Africa can be gathered from Plessas’ statement that the company is ready to engage with its single largest customer – the US Air Force – to accommodate any South African requirement for the C-130J Super Hercules.

“If needs be speedy procurement can be negotiated with the USAF.”

Earlier this year the SAAF marked the 50th year of service of the C-130BZ with AFB Waterkloof-based 28 Squadron. It was also the squadron’s 70th anniversary.

An indication of the respect the C-130J has earned among the world’s air forces was that the Indian Air Force had disposed of its Il-76s in favour of the new generation Hercules, he said. The sub-continent’s air force currently has 12 C-130Js in its fleet inventory.

“It is a true multi-role aircraft handling missions such as airlift, maritime patrol and reconnaissance, border protection as well as air-to-air refuelling and others,” Plessas said adding discussions with the current and immediate past SAAF chiefs had led him to believe aerial refuelling was high on the priority list.

“This appears to have changed and that is why I’m here – to find out what the priorities are and how the C-130J can fit those needs.”

He would not elaborate on exactly who he would be seeing during his short stay in South Africa but said the local United States Embassy was also ready to offer “every assistance” if there was a decision to go the C-130J route by the SAAF.

The SAAF’s C-130 fleet will be retired in 2020, leaving only a few years to decide on a replacement. The Air Force also needs to urgently replace its Turbo Dakota maritime surveillance aircraft, under Project Saucepan. Lockheed Martin has previously suggested its Sea Hercules and C-130XJ Expandable Super Hercules could meet this requirement, and fulfil the SAAF’s airlift needs. The C-130XJ would have a substantial amount of local content fitted to meet South African requirements.

The US Air Force brought a Super Hercules to the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition in Pretoria in September last year.

During a briefing last year Plessas noted that the C-130J could provide 90% of the SAAF’s airlift capability (including cargo transport, peacekeeping, humanitarian relief, medevac, search and rescue etc). It could also meet 100% of the SAAF’s maritime/border patrol requirements and 100% of its tanking needs, as the KC-130J has successfully refuelled Gripen fighters.

The SAAF’s eight C-130BZs are projected to keep flying until 2020, up from the earlier date of 2015, but the Air Force has yet to issue a request for information (RFI) or request for proposals (RFP) for replacements. Lockheed Martin pointed out that the SAAF’s Boeing 707 tankers had been retired in 2007 and that its C-47TP aircraft are 1940s vintage.

Until the cancellation of the Airbus Military A400M in 2009, the SAAF envisaged a transport trinity with the A400M as the heavy/strategic transport, a C130-type aircraft as a medium airlifter and a third type as a light utility aircraft.

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Jeu 26 Déc - 3:28

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Nouvel engagement pour les Rooivalk sud-africains en RDC



Au moins 40 civils ont été tués mercredi dans l'attaque du village de Kamango, dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo. Mercredi à l'aube, des hommes armés se sont emparés de Kamango, peu protégé par l'armée régulière congolaise qui aurait perdu 5 hommes.

Dans l'après-midi des hélicoptères sud-africains Rooivalk de la brigade d'intervention de l'Onu ont pilonné les positions des assaillants et, en fin de journée, l'armée nationale a repris le contrôle de la ville.

La société civile du Nord-Kivu (associations, ONG, syndicats, ..) a affirmé que les auteurs de l'attaque étaient des rebelles ougandais des Forces alliées démocratiques-Armée nationale pour la libération de l'Ouganda (ADF-Nalu), groupe que la Monusco entend soumettre à son tour.

Deux Rooivalk étaient déjà intervenus le 4 novembre contre les rebelles du M23; c'était leur baptême du feu. Ils avaient alors tiré 55 roquettes en 5 salves, détruisant des positions de combat et une mitrailleuse lourde de 14,5mm.

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