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Offline Graugrun

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Re: South African Radar & EW Projects
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2015, 09:50:35 am »
Just something new - apparently it has attracted a fair amount of interest as a easy and very cost effective way of completing various missile/EW/radar testing. The same engineer who headed this is also heading the Impundulu anti radiation missile posted in the S.A. missile thread - http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,21179.0.html

Funny, it seems it's initial testing was done on an old Hawker Hunter (painted as a Swiss machine).

He also seems to have a perchant for unusual Zulu/Xhosa project names...

An update from IHS Janes....

http://www.janes.com/article/54746/new-south-african-ew-pod-takes-first-flight

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Re: South African Radar & EW Projects
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2017, 02:33:41 pm »
EW Oryx

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Re: South African Radar & EW Projects
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2017, 04:46:38 am »
Interesting update from DefenceWeb on the South Africa chapter of the "Old Crows/Aardvark Roost" during their "Little Crow" conference a few days ago in Simonstown. I would be keen to see more at their bigger and international EW conference later in November this year...

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47962:electronic-warfare-and-the-maritime-domain&catid=7:Industry&Itemid=116

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Re: South African Radar & EW Projects
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2017, 06:52:20 am »
Joint South African and German Directed Infrared Counter Measures system tested in an Oryx in 2006: http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/print-version/south-africangerman-joint-rampd-project-delivers-leadingedge-technology-2006-11-24

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Re: South African Radar & EW Projects
« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2017, 10:55:26 am »
JFC Fuller - Thanks!

Now that is a very interesting article and find - I thought I was pretty up to date on our various developments and prototypes, however I did not know about this one at all! :o

One can only wonder as to what came of it - we have done joint development with the Germans before (more recently on joint radio development), so any further info on this project would be most welcome. I can only assume though that it did not progress much further due to lack of funding on our part/and or lack of political will on our part...?

Once again, thanks very much for this insight!

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Re: South African Radar & EW Projects
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2017, 07:02:22 am »
A400M connection perhaps?