MEDIA RELEASE BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE:
South African National Defence Force (SANDF)
participates at the Rand Show 2012
Date of release 30 March 2012
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF)
will once again participate at the Rand Show
2012, at Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec. This
second participation emanates from the success
during the Rand Show 2011, where the SANDF
showcased a spectacular static capability
display and demonstration for which a golden
award was received.
The aim of the SANDF’s participation is to
display, demonstrate and exhibit the SANDF’s
capabilities which ensure that the people of
South Africa are safe and feel safe. This is in
line with various policies and initiatives that
were undertaken by government in partnership
with the people of South Africa.
This year’s participation is over the period
6 to15 April 2012 and will include the SANDF’s
four Services, namely the South African Army (SA
Army), South African Air Force (SAAF), South
African Navy (SA Navy) and South African
Military Health Services (SAMHS).
Movement to Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec
will commence as follows:
Friday, 30 March 2012
SA Army Amour Formation convoy which will
depart from Bloemfontein with the Olifant Mark
II Main Battle Tank on the Shongololo Tank
Transporter, including support vehicles.
Saturday, 31 March 2012
SA Navy convoy consisting of 14 military
vehicles including a Survey Motorboat, Harbour
Patrol Boat, various armourment, hydrography and
diving equipment will depart from Simon’s Town.
Both SA Army and SA Navy convoys are
scheduled to arrive at Nasrec at approximately
9h00 on Monday, 2 April 2012.
Monday, 2 April 2012
- Rooikat Armoured Car and
ZT-3 Missile Launcher as well as the Zebra
Recovery Technical Vehicle from the
Technical Service Training Centre will
depart from the Tek Base in Centurion.
- M5/120mm Mortar, the GV 6
Self-propelled Gun Howitzer from SA Army
Artillery Formation, followed by the SA Army
Intelligence Formation surveillance
equipment will depart from Potchefstroom.
- During the afternoon the
Mobile Mine Detection Systems, known as the
Husky, Meerkat and the Duisendpoot as well
as a Medium Girder Bridge from the SA Army
Engineer Formation will depart from
Rand Show two
- Members of 101 Air Supply Unit with
cargo parachute exhibition equipment and a
crane for the movement of containers and
other heavy equipment will depart from Tek
- The 3m Diving Tank from the SA Navy will
depart from Durban around 6h00 and arrive at
Nasrec approximately 18h00.
- The Rooivalk Combat Support Helicopter
will land at the SANDF’s external exhibition
area at approximately 10h00.
- Simultaneously the SAAF display
equipment such as Radars, Mobile Air Traffic
Control Tower as well as a MAN Supreme
Baffalo Fire Truck with support equipment
will arrive at Nasrec from Pretoria.
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
- 2 Casspirs and 2 Ratels
from 43 South African Brigade will depart
from Walmansthal outside Pretoria.
- 2 Mamba vehicles will
depart from 21 South African Infantry
Battalion in Doornkop, Johannesburg.
- A Ratel utlised as an
Operational Mobile Satellite system,
Telecommunication systems and public address
back-up system from SA Army Signal Formation
will depart from Pretoria.
On Friday, 6 April 2012 at 13h00 the Minister of
Defence & Military Veterans, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu
will for the first time officially open the Rand
Show 2012. The ceremony will include a guard of
honour, a salute flight and a capability
Colonel Petrus Motlhabane
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