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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Reconnaissance aircraft poised for commercial production

Having celebrated the first anniversary of its advanced high-performance reconnaissance light aircraft’s (Ahrlac’s) first flight in July, South Africa-based defence solutions business Paramount Group says it will soon be able to set and finalise the aircraft’s specifications to move into commercial production.

The Ahrlac is a two-crew, tandem-seated, compact twin-boom, single-engine surveillance and light-strike aircraft, designed for military and civilian applications.Paramount Group executive chairperson Ivor Ichikowitz tells Engineering News that the company expects to start taking production orders for the aircraft in the next three to four months.

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Is this the world's most unstoppable vehicle?

An armoured off-roader capable of withstanding blasts from ballistic missiles and smashing through walls has been pictured roaring through a testing facility.The Marauder, described as being the world's most unstoppable vehicle, was put through its paces near Pretoria in South Africa.With its six cylinder turbo diesel engine, the armoured car can hit speeds of up to 75mph on road, and is strong enough to survive a land mine explosion. Scroll down for video

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'World's most unstoppable vehicle' can withstand blasts from missiles and land mine explosions - Mirror

The Marauder, made by the Paramount Group, was originally developed for peacekeeping and reconnaissance missions and is sold only to governments

You won't see a vehicle like this mean machine while out for a Sunday drive.The Marauder is a armoured and capable of withstanding blasts from missiles.Dubbed the world's most unstoppable vehicle, it has a six cylinder turbo diesel engine, can hit speeds of 120kmph, and even survive a land mine explosion.But if you'd like one, you're out of luck - because it's only sold to governments.In these pictures, it's seen ploughing through a military vehicle testing facility.

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Phakisa floats hope for shipyards - BDLive

IT IS sometimes hard to find any corner of manufacturing industry in SA that isn’t complaining about the government and its policies. One of the seriously cheerful niches seems to be shipbuilding.

It isn’t big and it isn’t a saviour. But it seems really happy.

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Defence Web - Nautic Africa to deliver boarding craft to South African Navy

Paramount Group company Nautic Africa is in the process of custom-developing five boarding craft for the South African Navy to meet its Project Carol requirements. The vessels will be delivered by December.

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