Paramount Group

Paramount Group is a world leader in defence and security innovation with an exceptional reputation for developing and delivering integrated solutions for defence, internal security and peacekeeping forces across the world.

The largest privately-owned defence and aerospace business in Africa, it has unique capabilities in land systems, aerospace, naval systems, advanced technologies and electronic systems.

Since its inception in 1994, Paramount Group has established itself as a global innovator with the development of one of the world's most advanced families of armoured combat vehicles, and a revolutionary reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft, the first aerial platform of its kind.

Paramount Group has one of the strongest aerospace offerings in Africa comprising supersonic fighter aircraft solutions, air force establishment, systems integration, avionics, UAVs, sighting and mission sensors. Integrating advanced systems that extend the mission performance and lifespan of fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and unmanned airborne vehicles is a key competence.

The Group also offers the manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of naval vessels including light strike craft, rapid intervention and off shore patrol vessels at its own facilities.

Paramount Group is a trusted partner of sovereign governments around the world.

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Johannesburg, 17 July 2015. Paramount Group celebrated Mandela Day today by supporting the Thusong Childrens’ Orphanage in Tembisa and the MES Kempton City homeless shelter in Kempton Park, providing new infrastructure, upgrading facilities and donations from employees of clothes, bedding and food parcels.

Paramount’s Midrand Campus hosted a fun-filled programme for the children of Thusong with activities including a jumping castle, a baseball play-off, a soccer challenge, a photo booth, cup-cake decoration and a dance challenge.

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Paramount teaming with Navantia and Austal on Biro

Paramount Naval Systems is teaming with shipbuilders Navantia and Austal on Project Biro for three inshore and three offshore patrol vessels for the South African Navy (SAN).

Paramount Naval Systems, formed after the acquisition of Nautic Africa, and boosted by the acquisition of Veecraft Marine in September 2014, is partnering with Navantia for the SAN’s requirement for three offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) and with Austal for the three inshore patrol vessels (IPVs). The IPV solution is based on the Austal Cape Class patrol vessels – these are already in service with the Australian Customs and Border Protection service.

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Mass die-off of half of endangered antelope species remains mystery

Astana, 30 May 2015. Two of South Africa’s leading veterinary experts have arrived in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, to investigate the unexplained mass die-off of more than 130,000 endangered saiga antelope in Kazakhstan.

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South Africa has undergone a dramatic transformation in the last 20 years and Paramount Group - The continent’s largest privately owned  defence and aerospace business - has evolved alongside it.

Read the Brochure - SA veeartse bekyk Saiga-vrektes in Kazakstan

Twee van Suid-Afrika se vooraanstaande veeartsenykundige spesialiste het in Kazakstan aangekom om te probeer bepaal waarom die helfte van ’n erg bedreigde boksoort, die Saiga, in Meimaand gevrek het.

Drs. Johan Marais en Johan Steyl, albei verbonde aan die Universiteit van Pretoria se Onderstepoort-fakulteit, sal vandeesweek monsters van die karkasse neem vir verdere ontleding.

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