AAD will showcase Quality and a range of Denel products
Denel will use the Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (AAD) in Tshwane this month to showcase the unique quality of its products and services to prospective global clients.
Zwelakhe Ntshepe, the Group Executive Marketing, of Denel SOC says the company is pursuing an accelerated strategy to market its products in a number of global target markets, most notably Africa, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific regions.
The AAD will attract some 120 international delegations and 20 000 trade visitors to the Air Force Base Waterkloof from 19 to 23 September. Mr Ntshepe says Denel will exhibit a full range of products across the spectrum of its capabilities in the landward defence, aerospace and aviation sectors.
Denel has, through the years, developed some niche products and capabilities that are global leaders in their fields. “Many of our systems being used by the SANDF, are well-proven in an operational environment and can be readily adapted to meet the requirements of prospective clients.”
Denel Land Systems (DLS) recently announced a R3.5 billion contract to supply a range of turrets and integrated weapon systems to be fitted on armoured vehicles for the Malaysian army. Another DLS product, the Badger infantry combat vehicle has been developed to meet the requirements of the South African Army for a vehicle that can be used in both peacekeeping operations and high-intensity warfare.
The company will also display its Seeker II unmanned aerial vehicle and its next generation product, the Seeker 400 tactical UAV to its prospective clients. The company’s most famous product, the Rooivalk combat support helicopter that was designed, industrialised and manufactured for the SAAF over a period of more than 25 years will occupy a prominent position at AAD.