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Denel Dynamics
Type division of proprietary limited company
Founded 1991
Headquarters Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Area served world wide
Industry weapons development and manufacturing
Products guided missiles,glide bombs
Parent Denel (Pty) Ltd (100% state-owned)
Website Official site
previously Kentron a division of Denel (Pty) Ltd

Denel Dynamics, formerly Kentron, is a division of Denel (Pty) Ltd, a South African armaments development and manufacturing company wholly owned by the South African Government. It underwent a name change from Kentron to Denel Aerospace Systems during the early part of 2004 and later to Denel Dynamics. Denel Dynamics is located in Centurion, South Africa.


Key products

Category Type Name
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
Target drones
Guided missiles
A-Darter – short-range Infrared homing
R-Darter – radar guided Beyond Visual Range missile (BVR)
surface-to-air Umkhonto
Guided bombs
Raptor precision-guided glide bomb series
Umbani GPS/INS guidance kit for Mk.82, Mk.83 and Mk.84 bombs
Seekers used in Brazilian MAA-1 Piranha
Weapons Management Systems
Arachnida weapons management system

UN arms embargo violation

Four South Africans working for Kentron were arrested in March 1984 in Coventry and charged with violation of the UN arms embargo – which outlawed the export of arms and military equipment to apartheid South Africa.

The Coventry Four were granted bail against a deposit of £200,000 and a guarantee by a diplomat from the South African embassy who waived his diplomatic immunity. They were allowed to return to South Africa on condition that they appeared at their trial in England in August 1984. In the event, South African foreign minister, Pik Botha, refused to allow them to return for their trial. Thus, the charges that Kentron personnel were involved in circumventing the UN arms embargo remain unproven.


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