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Delivery of first operational A-Darters scheduled for December

Slow progress is being recorded with the long-delayed A-Darter air-to-air missile being manufactured by Denel Dynamics for the SAAF, with delivery of trainer and operational missiles scheduled for later this year.


KC-390 at Waterkloof for SAAF demonstration

A Brazilian Air Force Embraer KC-390 Millenium tanker/transport aircraft landed at AFB Waterkloof on Friday morning for demonstrations to the SAAF and other government departments as the SAAF investigates future replacement or augmentation of its ageing C


Embraer to demonstrate C-390 to the SAAF

Brazilian aerospace company Embraer will later this month demonstrate its C-390 Millenium transport aircraft to the South African Air Force (SAAF).


No project name needed for SAAF C-130BZ Hercules work

Spending a billion Rand to upgrade two ageing SA Air Force (SAAF) medium transport aircraft does not necessitate a project being registered.


Denel and Aselsan further collaborate on Rooivalk modernisation

Denel Aeronautics and Aselsan have signed an agreement covering future avionics modernisation of the Rooivalk attack helicopter, following an earlier memorandum of understanding announced at AAD exhibition last year.


SAAF wants radar road transporters and aircrew rescue vehicles

The prime mission of the SA Air Force (SAAF) is to defend South Africa’s airspace which means ensuring aircraft as well as air and ground crews are fit for dispatch on missions, sorties and taskings. In support of this, different vehicles are integral.


Armscor making little headway on Hoefyster and A-Darter projects

There has been little forward movement on the Badger and A-Darter projects for the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), which is still in the dark as to when it will receive its new infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) and air-to-air missiles from Denel.


Additional transport aircraft high on SAAF’s priority list

Medium and strategic airlift are at the centre of the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) attention due to its commitments on the African continent, Chief of the SAAF Lieutenant General Wiseman Mbambo has said.


SAAF evaluating offer of acquiring ex-US C-130H Hercules

The United States has offered South Africa retired C-130H Hercules transport aircraft to replace its ageing C-130BZ fleet, with the South African Air Force (SAAF) presently considering the offer.


SAAF "aircraft launching systems" need work

The SA Air Force (SAAF) is, according to Armscor, in need of maintenance and repair work on its "aircraft launching and landing systems".


SAAF acquisition of SAA aircraft was on the table

More information on the now denied sale or transfer of three South African Airways (SAA) aircraft to the SA Air Force (SAAF) indicates what can be termed "exploratory talks" did take place.


SAA denies SAAF will be getting three of its aircraft

South African Airways (SAA) denies reports the South African Air Force (SAAF) is getting three ex-SAA Airbus aircraft, although this may be a possibility in future.


ThoroughTec delivering more simulators to the SANDF

South African simulation house ThoroughTec Simulation is delivering simulators to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) as part of several broader equipment acquisition programmes. These include Tactical Crew Training Simulators forthe Army's B


SAAF seeking support services for its Falcons

Nothing having been made public to the contrary, the SA Air Force (SAAF) is still operating in austerity mode with acquisition replaced by maintenance and product support for the existing fleet.


A-Darter ready for launch

Denel Dynamics recently completed its V3E Agile Darter (A-Darter) air-to-air missile qualification tests, making deliveries to the South African Air Force (SAAF) a step closer.


Saab puts senior executive in SA to push for Gripen MS20 upgrade

Saab has placed a senior executive in South Africa to try and persuade the South African Air Force (SAAF) to buy into the Gripen's latest upgrade progamme.


New SAAF transport aircraft apparently still on the cards

The South African Air Force will be getting new medium and light transport aircraft in the next decade, according to the Department of Defence.


Ejection seat mods coming for three SAAF aircraft types

Modifications, some of them large scale, to cockpits of three aircraft types in the SAAF fleet are under investigation by the Armscor acquisition department.


DoD outlines equipment acquisition plans

The South African Department of Defence aims to acquire medium and light transport aircraft, infantry combat vehicles, mobile water provisioning systems, logistics vehicles, air-to-air missiles and inshore and offshore patrol vessels over the coming years


Is a replacement for 21 Squadron's Falcon 900B on the way?

The acquisition of a new presidential jet seems to have fallen off the radar but there is a new and, at this stage, small blip on the SA Air Force acquisition radar - a replacement for the Falcon 900B.


Armscor now has letter of tasking for VVIP aircraft acquisition

Armscor has received a letter of tasking regarding procurement of a VVIP aircraft, the acquisition agency's General Manager: Marketing And Business Development has confirmed.


Is funding for a new VIP aircraft coming from the SDA, DA asks

Dr Sam Gulube, Secretary for Defence, more than three years ago confirmed acquisition of VVIP aircraft was considered a SCAMP (Strategic Capital Acquisition Master Plan) item and it could well be acquiring a mid-sized business jet to replace one of the tw


Armscor knows "nothing" about any new VVIP aircraft acquisition

Weekend reports have it the SA Air Force (SAAF) plans to acquire a regional aircraft, probably a mid-size bizjet, for use by President Jacob Zuma.


New Zuma jet could cost R1.3bn

A plan to buy President Jacob Zuma a new private jet that could cost R1.3bn has been kept secret.


Zuma VIP jet discussions still on the table

The possibility of acquiring a VVIP jet for President Jacob Zuma is still on the table, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Wednesday.

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