Cybicom Atlas Defence was founded in 2003.

Cybicom Atlas Defence is a proudly South African Electronic and System Engineering company specialising in Defence and Airborne related systems and simulators. CAD is jointly owned by Cybicom Africa Technologies (Pty) Ltd (60%) and Atlas Elektronik GmbH (40%) and was originally created to provide in-country local support for the combat suite installed on the South African Navy’s Heroine Class Submarines.


Cybicom Atlas Defence designs and develops custom engineered solutions for the Defence and Aerospace industry.


Our employees’ versatility is the foundation from which we are able to deliver solutions to complex engineering challenges throughout the entire Systems Engineering practice.


Cybicom Atlas Defence is uniquely positioned to offer surface and subsurface naval combat system integration, along with Command and Control, Simulation and Advanced Image Generation.


Cybicom Atlas Defence’s customer base includes: the South African Navy, the South African National Space Agency, the Institute for Marine Technologies, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and various international companies.


Our Executive Team.

Dave Viljoen

Managing Director

Dave has extensive experience in software engineering and defence related system engineering.  Military systems experience includes submarine combat suites, periscope simulators, command and control simulators, submarine steering and control simulators.

Phetso Kekana

Executive Director

Phetso is an MBA graduate of the University of Stellenbosch and is responsible for Human Resources, Governance and Compliance at CAD. Phetso has extensive experience in Customer Relations and Supply Chain Management, and has also gained international experience through Management coordination of offices in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia and Mauritius, for a 1500 member-strong Pan-African network organization.

Gavin Mennecke-Jappy

Non-Executive Director (Germany)

Gavin is a graduate of Britannia Royal Navy College and a former Warfare Office in the Royal Navy. He has a broad range of operational and leadership experience from various Royal Navy and NATO units which he has applied to years of sales management in the maritime industry. Through senior management responsibilities for renowned global maritime companies, he has first-hand knowledge of complex maritime and naval systems applications through delivering customer requirements in large-scale acquisitions.

Terri Holloway

Financial Officer

Terri has extensive experience in Financial Management and is one of the original founders of the Cybicom Group of companies. As CAD’s Financial Officer, Terri is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company’s finance function. Terri is also involved in marketing, and has represented the groups various companies at local and international trade shows


Cybicom Africa Technologies is the majority shareholder of Cybicom Atlas Defence (Pty) Ltd 


Cybicom Atlas Defence (Pty) Ltd. is fully committed to the transformation objectives and principles of the BBBEE codes of the Republic of South Africa. CAD has taken great strides in implementing its transformation strategy and has recently achieved level 1 BBBEE (135% value adding contributor) status, against the newly gazetted Defence Sector Code – this affirms that equal opportunity, inclusivity and diversity are at the core of the company’s values.

Cybicom Atlas Defence is also registered and compliant with the Directorate of Conventional Arms Control (DCAC) and is also registered with AMD (the Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association of South Africa) whose primary objective is to represent the industry in matters of mutual interest and the promotion of a profitable and sustainable industry.

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