South Africa General Edit
South Africa is a nation in the Southern Part of Africa and is one of the BRICS countries with a current GDP of 776.6 Billion USD in 2041.
As of June 2040 South Africa is no longer part of the Common Wealth of Nations.
Since August 2043 no longer a member of the SADC
Current budget of 2.0% of the GDP due to preparation for Invasion of Zimbabwe
Current Personnel of around 40.000 and 15.000 reserves
South Africa has the strongest navy in the region and continues to look for ways to improve it. Current Vessels:
|4||Warrior Class||Offshore Patrol Vessel|
|4||River Class||Mine Counter Measures Vessl|
|3||T-Craft||Inshore Patrol Vessel|
|30||Namacurra||Harbour Patrol Vessel|
|1||Fleet replenishment Vessel|
South African Army
|169||Olifant MK1A/1B/2||Main Battle Tank|
|178||Rootkat||Armoured Fighting Vehicle|
|1200||Ratel IFV||Infantry Fighting Vehicle|
|52||Ratel ZT-3||Tank Destroyer|
|440||Mamba MK3||Armoured Personnel Carrier|
|370||Casspir MK3||Infantry Mobility Vehicle|
|25||Hornet RDRV||Reconnaissance vehicle|
|43||GV6 Renoster||Self Propelled Howitzer|
|72||GV5 Luiperd||Towed Howitzer|
|24||Bateleur MK2 127mm MRL||Multiple Rocket Launcher|
|26||Valkiri MK 1 127mm MTL||Multiple Rocket Launcher|
|Vektor Z88||Semi Automatic Pistol|
|Vektor SP1||Semi Automatic Pistol|
|H&K MP5||Submachine Gun|
|Milkor BXP||Submachine Gun|
|Vektor R4||Assault Rifle|
Assault Rifle Carbine
|FN FAL||Marksman Rifle|
|Denel NTW-20||Anti Material Rifle|
|CR-21||Bullpup Assault Rifle (Will replace R4/R5)|
|RPG-7||Rocket Propelled Grenade|
|Denel FT-5||Shoulder fired Anti Tank Rocket Launcher (will replace RPG-7)|
South African AirforceEdit
|9||Saab J39D||Multirole Fighter|
|17||Saab J39C||Multirole Fighter|
|24||British Aerospace Hawk Mk 120||Trainer|
|60||Pilatus PC – 7 Mk II Trainer||Trainer|
|39||Atlas Oryx Mk I and Mk II||Transport Helicopter|
|11||Denel Rooivalk Mk I||Attack Helicopter|
|5||MBB/Kawasaki BK 117||Utility Helicopter|
|25||GV6 Renoster||Self Propelled Howitzer||April 2043||$100.000.000|
|25||GV6 Renoster||Self Propelled Howitzer||April 2044||$100.000.000|
|10||Saab J39 Sea Gripen||Multirole Fighter||Jun 2042||$687.000.000|
|10||Saab J39 Sea Gripen||Multirole Fighter||
|14||Denel Rooivalk||Attack Helicopter||Dec 2042||$560.000.000|
|10||Denel Rooivalk||Attack Helicopter||May 2043||$400.000.000|
|1||De Ruyter "SAS Ladysmith||Light Aircraft Carrier||June 2043||$700.000.000|
|12||Denel Seeker 400||UAV||Jan 2043||$24.000.000|
|3||Denel Seeker 400 System||UAV system (3 UAV, 3 Payloads and Ground Station)||Jan 2043||$96.000.000|
Rhino, "Neushoorn" Main Battle Tank Edit
Started Research: Feb 2042
Expected Finish: Feb 2046 - Feb 2047
Active Missile Counter System
Top Mounted SS-77 Machine Gun
Top Mounted Denel AGL YG3
3 ZT3 Ingwe Turret Mounted Anti tank missile
1 Coaxially to Main gun mounted SS-77
Likely number to be ordered: 250 - 300
Blue Crane "Bloukraanvoël" CAS Aircraft Edit
Started Research Apr 2042
Expected Finish April 2050-April 2052
Focus will be on Survivablity and Combat Radius.
Dual GA35 35mm Auto Cannon 2x550Rounds per minute
Mokopa Anti Tank Missile
Umbani Guided Bombs
Denel Raptor II
Matra Rocket Pods / Matra Rocket/Drop Tank pack
Likely Number to be ordered: 25 - 30
Denel Dynamics Bateleur Edit
Started Research: May 2042 Expected Finish: Nov 2042
Range: 750Km or 3500Km with KU band Satellite datalink
Endurance: 18-24 hours
Service Ceiling: 8.000m
Likely Number to be Ordered: 10-12 Systems and 30 Single UAVs
Denel Corvette Class "Pride" Edit
Denel Frigate Class "Honour" Edit
Denel Destroyer Class "Fidelity" Edit
Denel Offshore Patrol Class "Voodoo" Edit
Previously known as the Atlas Carver, born out of neccesity, cancelled due to economic and political situation, reinstated to become more self reliant.
Zimbabwe Invasion The Zimbabwe Invasion plan was started to seize Zimbabwe fertile agricultural lands in order to restore them to their former glory, this was done to combat the growing food shortages of Southern Africa and Sub Sahran Africa.
Timeline of Zimbabwe Invasion Edit
Mar 2042 Started Mobilizing Military
Apr 2042 Deployed SASF to Zimbabwe
May 2042 Began Invasion of Zimbabwe
June 2043 SADC Meeting called by Zimbabwe to honor defense treaty.
South Africa reinstated the Skorpions to combat corruption, white collar crimes and organized crime however there is some controversy due to suspected brutality and extra-judicial killings of suspects during raids. Investigation showed no "wrong doing" by the Skorpions.
South Africa no longer boosts any ties to speak of with United Kingdom.
South Africa continues to look to improve its relation with The Federation of the United Netherlands (F.U.N.) with state visit from the Dutch Royal couple in nov/dec 2041.
South Africa is looking for a mutual defense pact with Mauritius and offers help to deal with Mauitius terrorist problems.
South Africa is a staunch defender of the CWC and BWC and is has succesfully pressured Namibia and Angola to sign the CWC and BWC, and is currently looking to send inspectors into Namibia and Angola to make sure that Namibia and Angola are abiding the CWC and BWC.
Increased punishment for Illegal Poaching of endangered animals.
Attacks on white South Africans to be classified as hate crimes (if based on skin colors).
Mar 2042: Forced Criminals to join the Military
Mar 2042: Increased Agricultural Sector budget to promote Agricultural sector.