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, 8 December 2014 - Paramount Group, Africa’s largest privately-owned defence and aerospace company, has been nominated in the innovation category of US Aviation Week magazines’ Laureate Award for its AHRLAC, the first military fixed wing aircraft to be fully designed, tested and developed in Africa. Paramount Group is the only African company to be shortlisted in any of seven award categories.

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Defence Web - AHRLAC logs 50 incident-free flying hour

AHRLAC, the first military manned fixed wing aircraft fully designed, tested and developed in South Africa, has completed 50 hours of incident-free test flying from Wonderboom Airport.

The Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft is another offering for the South African and African defence and security sectors from the Paramount Group, the largest privately owned defence and aerospace company on the continent.

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Johannesburg, 9 December 2014 - Paramount Group, Africa’s largest privately-owned defence and aerospace company, has announced that its AHRLAC (Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft), has reached a milestone of 50 hours of successful incident-free test flying.

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Flying Dogs – Join the fight against rhino poaching

It is clear that those who actively oppose rhino poaching need all the help they can get. Over the last three years, the Ichikowitz Family Foundation and Paramount Group have become increasingly involved in the fi ght against rhino poaching. In November 2014, Paramount unveiled its academy in Magaliesberg, which specialises in training conservation offi cers and anti-poaching dogs.

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Huffington Post - South Africa Turns To New Breed Of Anti-Poaching Crime Fighters

RUSTENBURG, South Africa (AP) — Venom and Killer. These are members of a furry breed of anti-poaching operatives, dogs that can detect a whiff of hidden rhino horn in a suspect's vehicle or follow the spoor of armed poachers in South Africa's besieged wildlife parks.

Dogs are a small part of an increasingly desperate struggle to curb poaching in Africa, where tens of thousands of elephants have been slaughtered in recent years to meet a surging appetite for ivory in Asia, primarily China. In South Africa, poachers have killed more than 1,000 rhinos this year, surpassing the 2013 record. Countries and conservationists are trying more robust patrols and surveillance, community programs and other tactics against criminal gangs that sometimes benefit from official corruption.

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