Denel’s products and systems in the South African pavilion are attracting attention at the the ongoing IDEX 2019, increasing the company’s chances of finding growth opportunities in the Middle East and North African countries.
“Our intention is to showcase the quality and the versatility of Denel’s products, especially in the fields of turret systems for combat vehicles, integrated weapon stations and missile technology,” said Danie du Toit the Group CEO of Denel. “This is an opportunity to reposition Denel as an innovative defence and technology company and a trusted partner of clients who want to acquire our proven products,” he added.
Denel Vehicle Systems has a long-standing with the International Golden Group (IGG) to supply RG31 mine-resistant vehicles for the UAE armed forces. IGG’s Agrab is a Mobile Mortar System that makes use of the RG31 as a vehicle platform, which is highly-regarded for its 4×4 capabilities, mobility and the protection it offers against anti-tank mines and explosive devices.
The next-generation RG41 as well as the recently launched RCG30 remotely operated turret are on display in IGG’s Pavilion at the event. The turret is fully-stabilised for firing on the move and can be reloaded and serviced by the crew from inside the armoured vehicle. It is armed with a GI-30 cam-operated cannon developed by Denel Land Systems and a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun.
Another innovative product in Denel’s turret range is the SDROW – Self Defence Remotely Operated Weapon – that can be fitted with a wide range of machine guns, grenade launchers and anti-tank missiles. Denel Vehicle Systems has added additional firepower to the SDROW with the integration of the iNkunzi Strike weapon into the system.
The iNkunzi is manufactured by Denel PMP, Africa’s leading manufacturer of small- and medium-calibre ammunition and its range of products will also be on display in Abu Dhabi.
Denel Dynamics is exhibiting its products at the Rheinmetall Air Defence stand. The focus is on the Cheetah surface-to-air missile which offers defence forces comprehensive counter rocket, artillery and mortar capabilities.
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