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Shortage of air and naval assets turns Op Copper into a listening post

The tri-nation SADC counter-piracy initiative in the Mozambique Channel – Operation Copper – has become largely a radio listening post tasking due to the non-availability of South African airborne and naval assets.

 

SA Navy taking a Super Lynx to India

When SAS Spioenkop (F147) steams out of Simon’s Town later this month en route to India she will have a Super Lynx maritime helicopter along with the necessary flight and support crew aboard.

 

SA triumphs during joint SA/German naval exercises

A South African submarine has once again come up trumps during recent naval exercises between the navies of South Africa and Germany.

 

Joint South African / German naval exercises set for next month

A German navy frigate is due in South Africa at the end of the month to partake in Exercise Good Hope V, a series of naval and air exercises between Germany and South Africa.

 

Tourists spot SA activity off Pemba

Tourists have over the last month reported substantial South African military activity onshore and offshore of Pemba in northern Mozambique; and sources suggest this may be the beginning of Operation Hopper.

 

New life for old sub

Despite her old age, a forty year old submarine has just obtained a new lease of life: as the first SA Naval Museum.

 

HMS Sceptre visits Cape Town

The Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarine HMS Sceptre is expected to depart Simon\'s Town naval base Monday afternoon.

 

German Navy arrives for air and naval exercises

A German naval Task Force Group arrived in Simon\'s Town naval base this morning to partake in Exercise Good Hope IV.

 

US Submarine Exercises with SA Navy

The Los Angeles-class nuclear powered attack submarine USS San Juan (SSN 751) pulled into the Simon’s Town naval dockyard today and Dean wingrin was there to witness the event.

 

US Naval Destroyer arrives in Simons Town

The US Navy Aegis class guided missile destroyer, USS Arleigh Burke, docked in Simon\'s Town on Saturday morning.

 

Navy Festival 2009

The SA Navy held its annual Navy Festival at Simon\'s Town from Friday 27 March to Sunday 29 March 2009. Dean Wingrin reports.

 

Russian nuclear cruiser docks in the Cape

The Russian nuclear powered battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy (Peter the Great) docked in Table Bay Harbour yesterday afternoon.

 

USS Theodore Roosevelt visits the Cape

History was made in the first week of October when the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt visited Cape Town. Dean Wingrin reports from aboard the carrier.

 

Presidential Fleet Review

Friday 5 September was a very special day for the SA Navy, for it was today that the Navy hosted a Presidential Fleet Review. I was most fortunate to have been invited to be aboard the frigate SAS Spioenkop.

 

SAAF provides support to Exercise Atlasur

Cape Town played host to three South American navies in the seventh of a series of biannual maritime exercises. The SAAF provided support services to the SA Navy and the exercise.

 

Arrival of third SA Navy submarine

SAS Queen Modjadji I, South Africa\'s third and final submarine ordered under the Strategic Defence Package, arrived in Simon\'s Town today.

 

Exercise Good Hope III

Exercise Good Hope III is a large-scale bi-national exercise, designed to enhance military co-operation by merging together the units of South Africa and Germany to exercise all aspects of maritime warfare and seamanship.

 

Super Lynx displayed to the public

As is befitting for a maritime helicopter, the new Super Lynx was displayed to the public for the first time at the recent Navy Day held at Simon\'s Town, Cape Town.

 

Super Lynx handed over

Naval Base Simonstown, Cape Town, saw the ceremonial handover today of the Super Lynx Mk 64 helicopters to the South African Air Force (SAAF) and South African Navy (SAN).

 

HMS Edinburgh in Cape Town

The Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Edinburgh (D97) arrived in Cape Town yesterday and is moored at the V&A Waterfront until 21 November when she will depart for Simons Town. On board was Lynx HAS.3S XZ229 (EB/411) from 815 Sqn, Edinburgh Flt, RN, Yeovi...

 

Arrival of new submarine S101

Amid great fanfare, the first of the Navy's three new Type 209 (Class 1400MOD (SA)) (SSK) submarines arrived in Simon's Town on 7 April 2006. S101 had completed a marathon passage from the Kiel shipyard in Germany, via Norway, under the comma...

 

Navy Festival - Simon's Town

Ahoy Maties!The SA Navy held its annual SA Navy Festival at Simon's Town from Friday 24 March to Sunday 26 March 2006.As an aviation enthusiast with an interest in the military, I'm also very interested in the Navy, so I made my way to Simon&...

 

Exercise Good Hope II

Exercise Good Hope II, the month-long war games between South Africa and Germany from 20 February and 17 March 2006, involved naval and air forces in the Atlantic off the Southern Cape. The mission was to protect a virtual Berlin from attack. In what...

 
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