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South African Arms Company Denel To Participate At The LAAD 2015 Trade And Exhibition

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Open Eyes Opinion {source: SAgov/Denel/LAAD}

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Pretoria – Arms company Denel is gearing up to participate at the LAAD 2015 trade and exhibitions show in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, it said on Sunday.

LAAD is South and Latin America’s premier defence exhibition which will be held between the 14th and 17th April. More than 700 exhibitors from 50 countries will be showcasing their products and systems at this biennial event.

“We have a strong relationship with the Brazilian defence industry through the joint development of the A-Darter air-to-air missile, which has successfully completed advanced in-flight testing and we are confident that it will be a global leader in its class when production starts within the next 12 months,” said Group Chief Executive Officer of Denel Riaz Saloojee.

At LAAD Denel will also use the opportunity to profile the Rooivalk combat helicopter as a capable system for guerrilla warfare within the context of its successful deployment in the suppression of armed conflict in Africa.

Saloojee said that the successful deployment of the Rooivalk in peace-keeping operations in Africa has created a global awareness about the capabilities of the South African defence industry.

“We have proven that we can deliver on very complex defence systems from design, through to the industrialisation and manufacturing phases, and into highly-effective deployment,” he explained.

Denel Land Systems will showcase the MT-105 turret weapon system which is being evaluated by the Brazilian army for its new VBR-MR armoured car. The MT-105 combines Denel’s proven experience in turret design and manufacturing with its recent innovations in fire control.

Denel will maximise on the fact that its products are designed for rugged terrains and climate conditions that are similar to conditions in South America.

Most of the company’s products are battle-proven and have been deployed in operational circumstances.

“The quality of the diplomatic and trade ties between South Africa and countries in Latin and South America is of great importance for the defence industry because many contracts require government-to-government participation,” said Saloojee.

South Africa and Brazil are both members of the BRICS alliance and this presents Denel with opportunities to strengthen its ties with the Brazilian defence

About Denel

Denel SOC is the largest manufacturer of defence equipment in South Africa and operates in the military aerospace and landward defence environment. Incorporated as a private company in 1992 in terms of the South African Companies Act (No 62 of 1973), Denels sole shareholder is the South African Government.

The Minister for Public Enterprises appoints an independent Board of Directors that oversees the executive management team which is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company.
Key Domestic Supplier

Denel is an important defence contractor in its domestic market and a key supplier to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), both as original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and for the overhaul, maintenance, repair, refurbishment and upgrade of equipment in the SANDFs arsenal.
Reputable International Supplier

Over the years Denel has built a reputation as a reliable supplier to its many international clients. It supplies systems and consumables to end users as well as sub-systems and components to its industrial client base. Denel also has a number of equity partnerships, joint ventures and cooperation agreements with renowned international players in the defence industry.

The Denel Group has been awarded Level-3 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment status in recognition of its performance in the 2013/14 period. To view the certificate, please click on the downloadable document below.
Denel’s Strategy

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About LAAD

LAAD Defence & Security – Defence and Security International Exhibition – brings together Brazilian and international companies specialized in supplying equipment, services and technology to the Armed Forces, Police and Special Forces, Security Services, consultants and government agencies. LAAD Defence & Security will take to the audience present at Riocentro, in April 14-17, 2015, discussion forums and presentation of art’s state in defence and security.

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