As part of celebrations to mark our 35th anniversary, Reutech Radar Systems (RRS) celebrated the event, at a breakfast function, for a group of close business associates and stakeholders during the African Aerospace & Defence Expo 2022 in Waterkloof, South Africa.
In his welcoming address, CEO Harald Bielfeld said “Radar is a multi-domain and multi-discipline development field, and we are fortunate to have world-renowned in-house specialists and stakeholders like the Department of Defence (DoD) and Armscor to support our industry. Through this expert resource base and support from our stakeholders, we have been able to establish and retain our strong position in high technology development in the world radar market.”
RRS was established in 1987 in Stellenbosch, as a radar systems house, by agreement between Reunert’s Mr Gerrit (Boel) Pretorius, Armscor and the DoD. Professor PW van der Walt from the University of Stellenbosch provided the technical leadership.
Over the years, RRS’ research and development capability has grown significantly to one supplying a wide range of search and tracking radars and associated technologies. The extensive radar portfolio and the expansion of its core technology have moved RRS into the commercial environment and has given RRS a global presence in the mining safety radar domain.
“RRS’ successes are based on close cooperation between key customers, academia and private enterprise, dedicated and committed management and leadership, brilliant engineers and technicians and supportive shareholders. I congratulate RRS and express our gratitude to our customers for their ongoing support. Reutech companies are strategic to Reunert, and we can assure them of our continued support”, says Alan Dickson, Reunert CEO.
“During the past ten years, we have grown, diversified and transformed. Most importantly, we have survived declining local defence budgets, tough international trading conditions and survived a global pandemic. There is thus every reason for us to be able to flourish and prosper for the next ten years and beyond”, says RRS Spokesperson Anthony Green.
A new book. RRS: 35 Years of Innovation tells the story of how the company’s radar capability has significantly grown during the 35 years of its existence. It has witnessed corporate shifts and name changes, challenging times and technological complexities. It has emerged as a significant contributor to the design and development of radar products for various industries and end users.
For more details on how to obtain a copy of the book, contact Monique Lenhoff at MoniqueL@reutech.co.za