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Rooivalk Attack prepares for demonstration

Posted 3 February 2016 · Add Comment

The ability of the Rooivalk Attack helicopter will be shown to an audience during a three day demonstration this week.

The Denel Rooivalk is equipped with the Denel Mokopa missile, ballistic rockets and cannons, and will be shown to members of the defence forces, defence analysts and the media at the Denel Overberg Test Range in the Southern Cape.
 
“The introduction of the Rooivalk has been a game-changer in operations against rebel forces in the region and the helicopters are making invaluable contributions to the success of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission,” said Zwelakhe Ntshepe, the acting chief executive of Denel.
 
The precision-guided Mokopa missile adds to the strike capabilities of the Rooivalk and enables it to play a more decisive role in combat operations. The air-to-ground missile designed and developed by Denel Dynamics as an anti-tank weapon can reach and destroy targets at distances of up to 10km.
 
The demonstration will give the opportunity to show the effectiveness of the Rooivalk when deployed alongside the missile system.
 

    

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