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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.


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.


AFB Overberg hosts Hawk weapons camp

Air Force Base (AFB) Makhado pilots and ground crew from 85 Combat Flying School (CFS) recently “invaded” AFB Overberg and its airspace for a Hawks weapons camp.


SAAF still waiting on A-Darter missiles

The South African Air Force (SAAF) has only received a few practice A-Darter missiles from Denel Dynamics, and will not be getting combat capable missiles any time soon due to the ‘complete stop’ of production at Denel Dynamics.


SAAF Hostile Fire Indicator successfully demonstrated

A successful demonstration of the Armscor-sourced hostile fire indicator (HOSFIN) capability is rated as one of the 2018/19 financial year's highlights by the State-owned defence and security acquisition agency.


Retracting mechanism coming for Rooivalk chin gun

Work is underway on a retracting mechanism for the Rooivalk attack helicopter's chin mounted 20 mm cannon as part of efforts to make the weapon more reliable.


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.


First A-Darter missiles to be delivered in February

The development of the A-Darter fifth generation short range air-to-air missile has reached the stage of industrialisation and subsequent production with first deliveries expected by February next year. The 2014/15 Armscor annual report notes th...


A-Darter contract moves missile programme forward

Denel Dynamics has received a production contract for the A-Darter fifth-generation air-to-air missile from Armscor, which covers the production of missiles for the South African Air Force over the next five years. The missile will arm the Sou...


A-Darter programme nears completion

Denel Dynamics is close to completing the development of its A-Darter short-range air-to-air missile.


A-Darter undergoes further testing

The A-Darter fifth generation air-to-air missile has undergone further testing, with a successful launch on Monday.


A-Darter January flight tests successful

The Denel Dynamics A-Darter 5th generation infra-red guided short range air-to-air missile is a step closer to production following a successful series of undisclosed guided launches in January. The joint R1 billion missile programme betwe...


Umbani becomes first SA weapon trialed off Hawk

The Denel Dynamics Umbani PGM bomb kit has been test dropped from a SAAF Hawk Mk120.


Denel Dynamics completes A-Darter integration on Gripen

Denel Dynamics has completed the integration of the A-Darter fifth-generation air-to-air missile with the Saab JAS39 Gripen.


Agustas to be weaponised

The SAAF is to convert four FN 7.62m MAG machine guns for mounting on the Agusta A109 light utility helicopter.


SAAF commences Project Kamas

Work has begun to fit the Denel Dynamics A-Darter 5th generation short-range air-to-air missile to the Hawk lead-in fighter trainer.


Ammo at Jankempdorp a concern

Some 249 250kg aircraft bombs in store at Jankempdorp are showing signs of crystalisation.


SA buys Paveway: Raytheon

South Africa has inked a deal with the US Raytheon Company for an undisclosed number of Paveway II laser-guided bomb (LGB) kits for its fleet of Saab Gripen aircraft.


Successful A-Darter Missile Firings with South African Gripen

Saab has successfully carried out an important stage in the A-Darter missile programme with the first test firing verifying the integration between the missile and the Gripen aircraft.


Umbani for Hawk

The Denel Dynamics Umbani precision guided munition bomb kit may soon be tested from to the South African Air Force's Hawk lead-in fighter aircraft.


A-Darter for Gripen and Hawk

The SAAF is to fit the fifth-generation A-Darter short-range imaging infra-red air-to-air missile to its fleet of 24 Hawk lead-in fighter trainers in addition to integrating it onto the Gripen fighter.


SAAF unveils new IRIS-T missile

The newly delivered IRIS-T air-to-air missile was shown to the public for the first time at the SAAF Parade held at Swartkop airfield on Friday 29 January 2010.


SAAF looking to acquire Paveway II guided munitions

It appears that the SAAF is intending on arming its new Gripen fighters with the Paveway II laser-guided bomb.


A-Darter delivered for Gripen integration

Denel Dynamics has delivered a test version of its A-Darter 5th generation short-range IR AAM to Saab of Sweden for integration onto the JAS39C/D.


Gripen debuts at Air Capability Display

The new Gripen fighter participated in a simulated operational exercise for the first time during the Air Capability Display at the Roodewal weapons range yesterday.

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