The specific objective of this portion of the plan is to maximise the industrial payoffs from development of components, subsystems, equipment, and labour for construction and operation of SALT.
Specific elements include:
- Industrial Briefings and Conferences: Meetings and conferences
shall be conducted to make South African industry aware of the
technical content of SALT and provide clear opportunities for bidding.
- Corporate Teaming Discussions: Industrial teams shall be formed by
candidate bidders to lead discussions between companies. Management
plans shall be developed in concert with these companies to support
these team efforts.
- A procurement policy with emphasis on empowerment and capacity
building of people, firms and companies from previously disadvantaged
- Collaborations between South Africa and other countries: Companies
which produced the previous systems for HET will be encouraged to
collaborate with South African companies in the design and construction
of SALT subsystems.
- Industrial Personnel Exchange: When companies from other countries
are part of a winning team for a SALT subsystem, contracts will specify
that South African engineers and/or other technical personnel will
spend time at the contractor's facility to collaborate in design and
manufacturing efforts. Careful selection of personnel will maximise the
Payoffs: The result from these activities will be industrial collaborations joining South African companies in new ways to increase technical capabilities. Teams may also span international boundaries. This will accomplish transfer of critical, modern technologies including optics, electronics, micro-positioning, dynamic control systems, precision sensing, and others. A second benefit will be the business collaboration of these companies that will extend South African technical capabilities and enable them to compete for other business within and outside of SA.