South African Navy PASSEX With FS Champlain

June 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – On mission in the southern Indian Ocean, the Champlain Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) stopped over in Durban, South Africa, between June 3 and June 7, 2019. During its installation , two South African patrol boats, Galeshewe and Mackanda (Saar IV type) joined BSAOM to perform a “passing exercise” , also called Passex. This training focused on modes of transmission, with a view to optimizing the interoperability of the two navies in this area. On the program: exercise of tactical evolutions and transmission of…

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Armscor Announces Preferred Bidders for Inshore and Offshore Patrol Vessels

February 16, 2017 – During 2014, Armscor solicited offers on a multi-source tender basis from prospective shipyards for the supply of 3 x Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV’s), 3 x Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV’s) as well as the Hydrographic Survey Capability for the SA Navy. The Requests for Offer contained a critical criteria, which included amongst others meeting the imperatives of Operation Phakisa with respect to local content. On 15 February 2017, Armscor appointed the following preferred bidders, subject to the successful negotiation of detailed technical and commercial conditions with the…

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