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Mwari shows SA still has skills to compete as a sophisticated, industrialised nation


It has been almost 25 years since South Africa gave up trying to sell the Rooivalk attack helicopter. That – and the advent of the ANC meddling in the industry with “cadre deployment” – saw the gradual decline of a globally competitive industrial sector. It is gratifying, therefore, to see that the Pretoria-made Mwari advanced reconnaissance, surveillance and precision strike aircraft has actually been sold – and more orders are on the way. Initial customers appear to be from Africa, although the manufacturer, Paramount Aerospace Industries, has yet to confirm customer information. That is significant because it means the SA…

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