Denel (Pty) Ltd

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Systems
Large Calibre Ammunition
Airframe Manufacturing

Denel Group

DENEL GROUP OF SOUTH AFRICA Although state-owned, Denel was registered under the South African Companies Act, and operates as a profit-driven company with the State as sole shareholder.

The defence and aerospace business is divided into two key business groups.

Aerospace Group

Denel Aerospace Systems

Systems development, production and support for Rooivalk combat helicopter, missiles and guided weapons systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground-based air defence systems (GBADS).

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Denel Optronics

Design, development, manufacture, integration and support of a select range of high-tech products in the laser and electro-optical field, inertial components and visionic subsystems, including laser rangefinders, target acquisition systems, submarine periscopes, stabilised observation and surveillance systems and helmet mounted sighting and tracking systems.

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Denel Aviation

Denel's aerostructure activities are focused on airframe structural and system design, as well as the design, manufacture, assembly and integration of subsystems, aircraft detail components, aerostructures and weapon systems. This business is the sole supplier of certain airplane parts for Boeing and produces structural parts for the Gripen jet fighter and Hawk lead-in fighter trainer for which it also undertakes final assembly. As part of Denel's industrial partnership with Airbus, this business undertakes design engineering, stress analysis, industrialization and manufacture of the A400M top shell and wing to fuselage fairing.

Denel Aviation participates in the Agusta A109LUH programme by manufacturing and assembling the helicopter at its Kempton Park facilities, adjacent to Johannesburg International Airport.

The Engineering group specialises in avionics systems engineering, software development, electrical system design and analysis, as well as ground and full flight-testing.

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Overberg Test Range (OTB)

Denel's multi-purpose airborne weapons, missile and aircraft testing range in the Western Cape regularly undertakes in-flight systems performance measurement tests for local and international clients.

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Land Systems Group

Denel Land Systems (DLS) - Comprising the merged operations of LIW and Vektor divisions, this unit's core competencies include the design, development, assembly and support of weapon systems and a spectrum of advanced turrets for artillery, armour, infantry and naval applications.

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Munitions grouping

In line with the refocusing of Denel's businesses, a consolidated Munitions Group has been formed out of the erstwhile Land Systems Grouping. A single entity, comprising of the explosives manufacturing plants of the following major business units is envisaged:

  • Denel Land Systems (DLS) Western Cape (formerly Somchem and Swartklip)
  • Large Calibre Ammunition (formerly Naschem, based at Boskop outside Potchefstroom)
  • Small Calibre Ammunition (formerly PMP in the west of Pretoria)

Large Calibre Ammunition - the amalgamated operations of La Forge and Naschem include the design, development, manufacture and supply of large calibre ammunition products, military detonators and in-country erection of explosives plants.

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Explosives and Pyrotechnic Ammunition - the combined businesses of Somchem and Swartklip Products, specialising in solid fuel propulsion systems for artillery, tactical rockets and missiles, warhead subsystems, propellants for small calibre ammunition and power cartridges and also civilian and military applications of energetic material. It is also a supplier of pyrotechnic and high explosive products for military, law enforcement and commercial use.

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Small / medium Calibre Ammunition - formerly known as PMP, the Pretoria West based ammunition factory produces consumables for small military and commercial arms, medium calibre ammunition for rapid fire cannons, aircraft and air defence guns. It also manufactures ammunition primers, boosters and detonators. Industrial products include mining detonators, aircraft escape systems and cutting charges.

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Mine Action - Mechem is an acknowledged world leader in cost-effective humanitarian mine action services, including landmine removal, mine-clearing equipment, mine awareness training, victim assistance and mine stockpile destruction, as well as mine-protected vehicle (MPV) platforms.


> Index
     > Aircraft
          > Aircraft - Rotary
          > Aircraft - Systems
          > Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV's)
     > Personnel Systems and Equipment
     > Security, Law Enforcement and Counter-Terrorism
          > Minefield Clearance
          > Recording
          > Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems
               > Radar - Airborne
               > Surveillance - Airborne
     > Weapons and Munitions
          > Weapons
               > Assault Rifles
               > Grenade Launchers
               > Grenades
               > Grenades_Non-Lethal
               > Hand Guns
               > Machine Guns
               > Mortars (up to 81 mm)
               > Multi-Barrelled Weapons
               > Shotguns
               > Weapon Ancillaries
               > Weapon Mounts
     > Sub-Systems and Equipment
     > Support Services
     > Firefighting, Emergency and Disaster Relief
     > Vehicles
          > Vehicle - Turrets

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February 2009

Denel (Pty) Ltd 25th February 2009

Both Mechem and Pretoria Metal Pressings (PMP) two wholly owned subsidiary companies of South African defence group Denel (Pty) Ltd participate at thi[more]

Denel (Pty) Ltd 21st February 2009

Air-to-air missile achieves important milestone The A-Darter 5th generation air-to-air missile developed by an integrated South African-Brazilian t[more]

September 2008

Denel (Pty) Ltd 25th September 2008

New defence Systems Get Unveiled South Africa’s Denel Group showed a range of new defence products and systems for the first time at Africa[more]

September 2006

Denel (Pty) Ltd 25th September 2006

Denel to build “bones� for Airbus A400M Vertical Tail Plane Design and manufacturing is being ramped up at Denel Aerostructures as the [more]

Denel (Pty) Ltd 25th September 2006

DENEL DEVELOPS AMMO FOR UNIQUE NEW 20mm WEAPON With the reveal to the market of a radically different and unique new assault weapon called Neopup,[more]

Denel (Pty) Ltd 14th September 2006

Competition Authorities Give Green Light for New Aerostructures Company South Africa’s Competition Authorities today (13 September) gave the[more]

December 2005

Denel (Pty) Ltd 21st December 2005

Denel signs major orders 13 December 2005 Of late all the hard work Denel has put into its products is finally paying dividends. These last few m[more]

July 2006

Denel (Pty) Ltd 21st July 2006

SAAB and Denel Create New International Aerostructures Player in South Africa Saab AB of Sweden and South Africa's Denel have agreed to create a new[more]

September 2005

Denel (Pty) Ltd 17th September 2005

DENEL FOCUSES ITS TOP PRODUCTS ON EUROPE In keeping with Denel's new strategic direction, announced by CEO Shaun Liebenberg last month, the Group is [more]

June 2003

Denel (Pty) Ltd 23rd June 2003

DENEL ASSISTS WITH MARS SPACE MISSION Thursday, June 19, 2003 South Africa’s Denel Group was last week contracted on behalf of Boeing [more]

March 2003

Denel (Pty) Ltd 27th March 2003

UK ARMY ACQUIRES ELOPTRO LASER RANGEFINDERS Monday, January 27, 2003 The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (UK MoD) has placed another order[more]

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Denel (Pty) Ltd

PO Box 8322
South Africa
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