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Defence Services Asia: Denel planning rotary wing UAS for maritime ops

14th April 2014 - 06:32 GMT | by Andrew White in Kuala Lumpur


Denel Dynamics plans to extend its UAV family with the addition of a rotary wing capability for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), company officials have disclosed.

Speaking to Shephard at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Denel executive manager Sihle Mayisela said the development was in the ‘very early stages’.

The company’s current inventory of unmanned systems includes the fixed-wing and tactical Seeker 200 and 400 platforms as well as the Hungwe. However, Mayisela said the introduction of a VTOL capability would be much more relevant to maritime requirements.

Denel has teamed up with South

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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