Leaders in defence & security innovation.

Innovation

Paramount was formed in South Africa in 1994 with the bold goal of helping African governments better protect their countries. Today, we’re a global corporation, leading the way in global defence and aerospace innovation. We have more than 3000 employees, working with sovereign governments across across five continents and manufacturing in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
We believe that our unique, solutions-focused approach has contributed enormously to our success.  Many companies manufacture products and then take them to market. Paramount starts by assessing the security and defence challenges faced by the governments and agencies we work with. We then apply our unparalleled knowledge, wealth of experience and vast capabilities to craft world-class solutions to directly address these needs.

Our competitive edge allows us to source the best products and technologies through our global network of partners and suppliers.  This makes us the unrivalled supplier of security, peacekeeping and defence packages to a variety of markets.

Responsible Global Citizen

The organisation is registered with several governments around the world and complies with responsible international conventions governing the global peacekeeping, defence and internal security industries. We operate within the international regulatory frameworks of the United Nations, African Union, South African government and other relevant governments throughout the world and conduct our business in an ethical and responsible manner. In addition to national and international conventions, the Paramount Group has implemented stringent internal measures and review processes to ensure that consistently high standards are applied to all our contracts and operations.
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Portable manufacturing

Our revolutionary portable manufacturing model allows for in-country manufacturing. This in turn facilitates the transfer of technology and skills, and the creation of local employment.

Flexible finance Solutions

We provide a wide range of funding structures, compliant with IMF and World Bank requirements, which enable clients to procure affordable, best in class equipment and services.

CHALLENGING CONVENTION

We embrace state-of-the-art technology and clean-sheet design. Through continuous innovation, we are able to develop tailor-made solutions to even the most challenging requirements.

DEFENDING THE DEFENDERS SINCE 1994

We are proud to be growing an impeccable legacy of protecting and saving lives, transferring technology, developing skills, and contributing to global stability, peace and economic growth.

Paramount Group Milestones

THE SEED

 The Paramount Group is formed and client-manufacturer linkages established.

1994
2000

FOUNDATIONS

We become a prime contractor. Paramount begins selling surplus equipment.

INNOVATION

Paramount develops and launches the first in our family of armoured vehicles, the Marauder.

2006
2008

NEW HEIGHTS

We invest in aerospace, through acquiring a strategic stake in Aerosud Aerospace Systems.

A WORLD FIRST

MWARI, the revolutionary African-designed and developed fixed wing aircraft is launched.

2010
2013

CONTINUED GROWTH

Strategic acquisitions of IAD, aerospace company ATE and shipbuilder Nautic.

SOLID PARTNERSHIPS

Business development result in strategic partnerships in the Middle East and Africa.

2014 MAY
AUG2014

MAKING HISTORY

MWARI's first flight. Further aerospace development.

NEW DIVISIONS

Launch of Paramount Robotics and dedicated anti-poaching training and K9 academy.

2014 SEP
JAN2015

BREAKING NEW GROUND

Successful blast test takes place on the revolutionary flat hull of the Mbombe 6x6.

FURTHER EXPANSION

Isando Campus capacity expansion with a modernised production facility of 25000m2.

2015 APR
JUN2015

MAKING WAVES

Development begins of a new state-of-the-art naval vessel production facility in Cape Town.

JOINT VENTURE

Boeing expands African presence in Cooperation agreement with Paramount.

2015 JUL

A global business

We are paramount

Over the years, Paramount has recruited many of the world’s leading experts in design, engineering, manufacturing, logistics and project management. We have an exceptional team, and are proud of our reputation, our many achievements and world-firsts.
But we don’t do it alone. We’ve built solid relationships and formed valuable partnerships with governments, agencies and defence organisations in more than 30 countries
around the world.
Paramount actively contributes towards design enhancement and product development on behalf of leading edge companies internationally and then integrates those designs and developments into solutions. Clients have the assurance of dealing with one supplier while having access to Paramount’s world-wide network of products and services.

Group Partners

Behind our innovations, advancements and global success, is an attitude inspired by our African heart, and a can-do attitude that continually challenges the status quo.