Denel’s high-tech equipment, vehicles, ammunition and advanced technology continue to make a positive contribution to crime prevention and law enforcement initiatives in South Africa.
Danie du Toit, the Group CEO of Denel says the annual commemoration of National Police Day – on 28 January – is an opportunity to highlight the partnerships that the state-owned defence and technology company has forged in support of crime prevention and law enforcement.
Denel is the primary producer of small calibre ammunition for handguns used by the SAPS. This ensures that law enforcement officers have ready access to quality, locally manufactured products that enables them to play their primary role to protect South African communities.
Pretoria Metal Pressings – PMP – a division in the Denel Group is the country’s largest manufacturer of small- and medium calibre ammunition. “We are able to provide the SAPS with a full range of products that meet and exceed its requirements for quality, reliability and performance.
“The accomplishments achieved by the SAPS to combat crime and extend their operations within communities can, in no small measure, be attributed to the confidence that members have in the quality of their equipment,” he says.
Du Toit says Denel’s success in turning the company around is enabling the company to diversify the solutions it can offer to the SAPS. Its products and services cover a wide spectrum of law enforcement activities from detection, to the identification and the ultimate conviction of criminals.
This includes products in the fields of command and control, the integration of information, surveillance, biometrics, secure communications, simulation and training and the deployment of sniffer dogs that are used to detect explosives, drugs and contraband.
Denel Vehicle Systems produces armoured protected vehicles has a long-standing partnership with the SAPS.They are responsible for the manufacturing and offer in-service support of the RG12 Nyala armoured public order police vehicle.
Denel Mechem is a global leader in the field of explosive remnants of war clearance solutions, specialised canine products and services, mine-protected vehicles providing protection to peacekeeping forces.Many of its canine sleuths and handlers have been deployed to support peacekeeping operations in countries across the globe.
“We place a very high value on our relationship with the SAPS and are proud of the contribution Denel’s people, products and services are making towards creating a safer environment in our country,” concludes du Toit.
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