USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Voyage Repairs in South Africa

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams is the first Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) to complete a voyage repair (VR) availability in South Africa, Oct. 11, 2021. South Africa is an important partner of the United States in promoting peace and security in Africa. Both South Africa and the United States rely on maritime shipping, and free and secure sea-lanes for economic prosperity.…

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HENSOLDT UK supplies Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar to the South African Navy

June 2, 2021 – HENSOLDT UK is pleased to announce the supply of radar sensor suites consisting of Kelvin Hughes Mk11 S and X Band SharpEye radar systems to the South African Navy (SAN) for three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels built by the Damen Shipyards Cape Town, South Africa. These vessels, SAN MMIPV’s, will protect the coasts of the…

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DSCT Launches SA Navy’s First Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessel

March 25, 2021 – On 25 March 2021, Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) launched the first of three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV) procured by ARMSCOR for the South African Navy (SAN). The vessels will augment South Africa’s maritime security by enhancing the country’s capability to respond effectively, rapidly and cost-effectively to threats such as illegal trafficking and fishing.…

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town Lays Keel of Second MMIPV

September 9, 2020 – On 28th August, Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) held a keel-laying. The keel-laying was for the second of three Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV) that DSCT is building for the South African Navy’s Project BIRO. The inspection was a unique event, planned to ensure the well-being of delegates during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As well as…

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