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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Read more... - Go, Dog, Go! South Africa Is Sick of the Rhino Poachers

Strapped into a black nylon harness, Venom abseils from a helicopter 100 feet to a bush clearing below.

The two-year-old Belgian Shepherd’s master Marius slides down in tandem and unclips his ward. Then the dog races across the grass and tears down a man wearing a felt-stuffed bite suit.

Venom is part of an army of dogs being trained as South African defense company Paramount Group’s contribution to fighting the poachers in South Africa, home to most of the world’s rhinos. Prized for their horns, which are used in Asian traditional medicine, a record 1,020 rhinos have been slaughtered in the country this year, triple the number three years ago.

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Rustenburg, 25 November 2014 – The Paramount Group, Africa's largest privately-owned defence and aerospace manufacturer has today unveiled an Anti-Poaching Skills and K9 Training Academy in Magaliesberg, South Africa.

The Anti-Poaching Training Academy showcases the merits of up-skilling Conservation Officers with on-the-ground training and the impact effective K9 solutions can have in combatting poaching activities across the continent.

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BDLive - Defences for the unknown future


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

Issued by: Burson-Marsteller
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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