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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THE global market for armoured vehicles is growing at a rate of 4.93% a year and is expected to be worth more than $28.6bn by 2019. This is perhaps why there were so many manufacturers present amongst the numerous other military vehicle offerings at the recent Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition that took place at Waterkloof Airbase in Pretoria.

Read more... - Paramount Top Gun school to train cargo and helicopter pilots

Paramount Group’s Top Gun jet academy based at Polokwane will expand its pilot training services to include helicopter and transport aircraft, with helicopter training currently at the planning phase.

This is according to Paramount International Marketing CEO John Craig, who told defenceWeb that Robinson and Gazelle helicopters will be used. Transport training will also be done in the future.

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Department of Military Veterans, Paramount Group announce multimillion-rand high-tech skills transfer programme

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Paramount Group, Africa's largest non-government-owned defence and aerospace manufacturer, in partnership with the Department of Military Veterans, today announced a multimillion-rand hi-tech skills development programme aimed at advancing the South African defence industry and enabling the group to meet its future growth plans.

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Boeing and Paramount ink cooperation agreement as Boeing expands African presence

Boeing and Paramount Group cemented their recently announced cooperation agreement with a signing ceremony at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) show on Wednesday, revealing they will cooperate in areas such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), robots and helicopters.

Paramount Group Executive Chairman Ivor Ichikowitz said that, “There will be specific collaboration in the UAV space, we are looking at collaboration in the robotics space and collaboration in the rotor wing space, we’re looking at collaboration on their platforms and our mission systems. There are lots of possibilities. There are opportunities in the naval space, there are opportunities to support US Africom activities in Africa.”

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Paramount to collaborate with Turkish defence company

South African defence and security company Paramount Group has signed a collaboration agreement with Aselsan, a Turkish company that produces tactical military radios and defence electronic systems for the Turkish Armed Forces.

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