The problems encountered by Airbus Military with the A400M (it is overweight and lacks carrying capacity), have pushed back the delivery date of the new military aircraft by about three years. This is a double whammy for South Africa, because it is both a client and a supplier of parts to the A400M project. [Read on]
According to the web publication DefenceWeb, Denel Saab Aerostructures, the joint-venture between Saab of Sweden and Denel’s earostructures division, the duo is close to a deal with Airbus which could keep them busy for a few years. Denel is the state-owned remnant of Armscor, the arms manufacturer of the pre-1994 government in South Africa.