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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.

 

No new jet for Zuma

The plan to buy President Jacob Zuma a new presidential jet has been put on ice, but Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has made an additional R143 million available to the air force, for aircraft leases to fly the president around.

 

Plans for new presidential jet put into holding pattern after tender cancelled

The acquisition of new aircraft to transport South Africa’s VVIPs‚ including president Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa‚ will be delayed as Armscor has cancelled the tender for the lease of the intercontinental aircraft.

 

Atlantis demonstrates interim maritime surveillance solution to the SAAF

Further details regarding the offer to lease up to five maritime surveillance aircraft to the South African Air Force (SAAF) by a consortium led by Atlantis Aviation were revealed when the aircraft was demonstrated to members of 35 Squadron.

 

Questions about SAAF VVIP aircraft posed during oversight visit

SA Air Force (SAAF) Chief, Lieutenant General Zakes Msimang, is proud of the reliability of the Presidential Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) Inkwazi as well as other aircraft in the force’s VIP transport squadron.

 

Revamped SAA Airbus A340-600 to become new presidential aircraft?

President Jacob Zuma’s flight to New York aboard an SAA jet last Friday is proof positive South Africa does not need to buy another VVIP aircraft, opposition Freedom Front Plus party defence spokesman Pieter Groenewald maintains.

 

Zuma's R500m backup Boeing is on it's way

The air force plans to spend about R500-million on an 18-month lease of a second luxury jet for President Jacob Zuma that aviation experts say he doesn\'t need.

 

Back to square one for VVIP aircraft acquisition

No less than four different options were investigated by Armscor when it came to acquiring another VVIP aircraft for the SA Air Force (SAAF) as per Ministerial instruction.

 

New VVIP aircraft acquisition still shrouded in silence

Efforts by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to obtain detailed information on the maintenance and servicing costs of the Presidential BBJ have been put on hold due to the upcoming local government elections but the issue will again be taken up when Parliament

 

Zuma to fly to France in another bizjet shadowed by Inkwazi

When President Jacob Zuma and his entourage take off for France next month it will be aboard the latest 21 Squadron acquisition – a “damp lease” Boeing 737 business jet in VVIP configuration due to arrive at AFB Waterkloof within days.

 

Zuma abandons old jet over fear of sabotage: report

President Jacob Zuma has reportedly outright refused to use his current jet, Inkwaze, over fears of sabotage, the City Press reported.

 

New VVIP aircraft still on government shopping list

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is insistent a new VVIP aircraft will be acquired for the SA Air Force (SAAF) but the silence is golden rule appears to apply when it comes to the actual acquisition.

 

VVIP jet will be bought - but not just for Zuma

Government will buy a new VVIP jet for the presidency, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Wednesday.

 

SAAF to receive Gripen support trailers, vehicles

The South African Air Force will receive two Gripen support vehicles with trailers under a contract being executed by Denel and Desert Wolf.

 

SAAF now looking to lease a VIP aircraft

Outright purchase of a VIP configured inter-continental aircraft for the SAAF appears to have been shelved – at least temporarily – in favour of a leased aircraft.

 

Inkwazi jet panic costs R300K ‘for no reason’

There was very little wrong with presidential jet Inkwazi when it was announced that President Jacob Zuma was “stranded” in Burundi.

 

Developing the Rooivalk Mk2 would tick many vital boxes

THE Department of Defence is considering whether to restart the Rooivalk project, to develop an upgraded version of the strike helicopter for the South African Air Force and perhaps for export.

 

Final four Oryx being upgraded as part of Project Drummer

Denel Aviation is busy upgrading the final four of 39 Oryx helicopters for the SAAF as part of Project Drummer II.

 
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