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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Mbombela - A magistrate in Mpumalanga has praised a Belgian Malinois dog that successfully tracked two poachers, resulting in their conviction.

Andolino Mulcube, 20, and Jermano Tive, 20, appeared in the Nelspruit Regional Court on Tuesday. They were convicted of killing a white rhino in the Kruger National Park on January 19, 2013.

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Paramount to distribute Griffon Hoverwork hovercraft

Under an agreement to be finalised at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in the United Kingdom today, Paramount Group will market Griffon hovercraft in Africa while Griffon will market Paramount naval designs to the UK Ministry of Defence and other customers in Europe.

A joint press release said the partnership would see the companies help each other develop in country manufacturing and support facilities and work together on the prototyping of innovative air cushion technology products. They will also work on ways on financing in all global markets.

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London, 16 September 2015. Paramount Group, the African based global defence group and Griffon Hoverwork Ltd, the world’s leading hovercraft manufacturer, signed a cooperative agreement today, revealing a number of global projects that will bring British hovercraft capability to Sub-Saharan Africa and innovative South African designed and developed naval solutions to European customers.

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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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