The African Aerospace and Defence Expo, Africa’s largest such expo, is not only a place where the big, established guns are coming to do business and find possible partners.
A hovercraft or air-cushion vehicle, is a hybrid vessel operating on a cushion of air and capable of travelling over land, water, mud, ice and other surfaces.
Africa’s largest privately owned aerospace and defence company, Paramount Group is spending millions of dollars in unmanned vehicles and robotics with the creation of a dedicated robotics division
The South African affiliate of the international shipyard group, Damen Shipyards Cape Town, recently finished two of its Stan Patrol 5009 vessels, which it was building on spec.
While the military requirements in Africa are huge, the defence industry remains unspectacularly small, facing what appears to be insurmountable challenges.
Simphiwe Hamilton, the show director of the 8th bi-annual Africa Aerospace & Defence Exhibition and industry player speaks to Features Africa about this year’s event