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Armscor – Providing Cost Effective And Efficient Defence Solutions

24th September 2020 The Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited (Armscor) is an acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence. Its mandate is to provide armed forces with the state-of-the-art defence materiél required to provide safety and security for South Africa, its citizens and the... 

Local manufacturing needs support to fulfil potential, panellists say  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     11th September 2020 Local manufacturing had the potential to support South Africa's economic recovery, but this required addressing a myriad of challenges, panellists said during a South African Capital Equipment Export Council webinar on September 10. The webinar was held as part of this year's Electra Mining... 

Fuel cell technology now powering military field hospital in Pretoria 

By: Rebecca Campbell     19th August 2020 South African hydrogen energy company Bambili Energy will be able to start delivering production hydrogen fuel cells during next year, company CEO Zanele Mavuso Mbatha tells Engineering News. Seven prototype containerised hydrogen fuel cells produced by the company are now being used to power a... 

Lynas sets A$425m raising target as profits fall

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th August 2020 Rare earths miner Lynas on Monday announced a A$425-million equity raise to fund its Lynas 2025 foundation projects, while also reporting a loss in earnings and revenue for the full year ended June. Lynas has announced that revenue for the full year had decreased from the A$363.5-million... 

Imperial field crews discover new areas of scandium at Crater Lake

By: Mariaan Webb     14th August 2020 TSX-V-listed Imperial Mining is mobilising drill crews to the Crater Lake project, in Quebec, after field crews conducting mapping and sampling discovered several new areas of scandium mineralisation on the Crater Lake project. These new showings lie within the same 14-km arcuate magnetic trend... 

Modular panel bridge project makes headway

By: Darren Parker     14th August 2020 Machinery and tools supplier Bosch Specialised Equipment (BSE) has successfully delivered 11 new modular panel bridges to Dunnottar Military Base in Nigel, in Gauteng, which will, in turn, be delivered to various locations across KwaZulu-Natal, to be erected over the next 18 months. BSE director... 

Boeing hit hard by both Covid-19 and continued 737 MAX grounding, first half results show

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th August 2020 Giant US aerospace group Boeing has reported that its revenues for the first half of this year (1H20) were 26% down on those for the same period last year (1H19). In numbers, 1H20 revenues came to $28.715-billion compared with $38.668-billion in 1H19. It suffered a net loss of $3.036-billion in... 

Russia has $1.5bn plan to dent China's rare earth dominance

By: Reuters     12th August 2020 Russia plans investment of $1.5-billion in rare earth minerals, critical to the defence, telecommunications and renewable energy sectors, as it strives to become the biggest producer after China by 2030, a top government official told Reuters. Russia's initiative is in line with other countries,... 

Lynas signs contract with US Department of Defence

By: Esmarie Iannucci     27th July 2020 Rare earths miner Lynas has inked a contract with the US Department of Defence (Dod) for Phase 1 work on a US-based heavy rare earths separation facility. The DoD in April this year told Lynas of its intent to award a Phase 1 contract for the separation facility, with the funding to allow Lynas... 

Trade unions slam Denel management over unpaid salaries, head to court

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd July 2020 The Solidarity trade union has blasted the South African government and the management of State-owned defence industrial group Denel over their mishandling of the affairs of the company, causing it to be in so bad a condition as to be unable to pay its employees their full salaries. In May, some... 

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