by defenceWeb, 29 May, 10:17 AM
by defenceWeb, 29 May, 09:38 AM
by defenceWeb, 29 May, 09:33 AM
by Guy Martin, 22 May, 10:27 AM
The Denel Overberg Test Range (OTR), which conducts on average 40 test campaigns annually, is looking to expand its turnover by up to a third over the coming years and is eyeing new customers and projects both domestically and abroad.Read More...
by EUCAP Nestor/defenceWeb, 28 May, 01:56 PM
On May 26th EUCAP Nestor and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) co-hosted the second workshop on maritime cooperation for maritime security and law enforcement agencies currently deployed along the Somali coast.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 28 May, 10:05 AM
The three task forces of NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), together with allied forces, are helping Somali and neighbouring countries patrol their own waters as piracy incidents decrease following naval patrols and the adoption of best management practices....Read More...
by defenceWeb, 29 May, 10:17 AM
The Royal Netherlands Air Force on 27 May sent a single AH-64D Apache attack helicopter to Mali to replace the one that crashed on 17 March, killing both crewmembers on board.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 29 May, 10:06 AM
Bell Helicopter has received its first order for its armed Bell 407GT helicopter, from BBM Inc, which will operate the type in the Middle East and Africa.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 27 May, 10:04 AM
The United Nation Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (Minusma) has received three MD500E helicopters from El Salvador, and will use them for day and night patrols, reconnaissance and medical evacuation.Read More...
by Reuters, 29 May, 09:43 AM
Military aircraft belonging to a rival Libyan government on Thursday attacked Islamic State positions in and around the central city of Sirte, where the radical group claimed to have seized an air base, a government official said.Read More...
by defenceWeb/Africom, 27 May, 10:16 AM
Six F-16 Fighter Falcon aircraft pilots assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron in Spangdahlem, Germany and support assets were deployed to participate in joint and combined air training during Exercise African Lion at Ben Guerir air base in Morocco earlier this...Read More...
by defenceWeb, 27 May, 10:08 AM
Over 600 young South Africans are currently at 3 SA Infantry Battalion in Kimberley as part of the youth leadership development programme run by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.Read More...
by Reuters, 29 May, 11:17 AM
Three decades after he first came to power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in on Friday as elected President of Nigeria, giving him control of an African giant struggling with slowing economic growth and a raging Islamist insurgency.Read More...
by Reuters, 29 May, 10:31 AM
Libya is on the verge of economic collapse as rival factions haggle over a political settlement, the United Nations special envoy said on Thursday.Read More...
by Reuters, 29 May, 09:54 AM
South Africa's police minister said on Thursday that President Jacob Zuma will not be liable to repay money spent on security upgrades to his rural home, which opposition parties have slammed as lavish and wasteful.Read More...
by Reuters, 29 May, 10:35 AM
Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari's promised campaign to defeat Boko Haram could drive more militants over the country's borders, raising the need for cooperation between governments across the region, senior U.N. officials said on Thursday.Read More...
by Reuters, 28 May, 11:31 AM
Niger has detained and charged 643 people since February for their links to the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, Security Minister Hassoumi Massaoudou told parliament.Read More...
by Reuters, 27 May, 10:57 AM
Video footage found in captured Boko Haram camps by Nigeria's military and seen by Reuters seems to give some of the clearest indication that foreign fighters hold positions of power within the Nigerian Islamist militant group.Read More...
by Reuters, 28 May, 11:18 AM
An Egyptian police brigadier general was killed in a roadside bomb attack on Wednesday in North Sinai, the interior ministry said, one of the most high-profile police deaths in the Islamist insurgency raging in the region.Read More...
by Reuters, 27 May, 11:26 AM
An Egyptian court sentenced to death eight militants, including Islamist Adel Habara, charged with killing seven soldiers in an attack in the Nile Delta in early 2014, security and judicial sources said on Tuesday.Read More...
by Reuters, 29 May, 10:38 AM
The right wing politician who masterminded the killing of a South African anti-apartheid hero was granted medical parole on Friday, setting aside an earlier decision by the justice minister to block his release.Read More...
by Reuters, 25 May, 11:10 AM
The United Nations said on Friday it was investigating reports of serious human rights abuses, including the execution of civilians, in northern Mali following clashes this week between northern Tuareg separatist rebels and pro-government militia.Read More...
by Reuters, 25 May, 10:55 AM
Suspected Islamist militants kidnapped a wounded Egyptian soldier then killed him in the restive North Sinai province on Friday, security sources said.Read More...
by Reuters, 29 May, 10:25 AM
In a sandy compound in the Niger desert town of Agadez, a white-turbaned imam blesses a circle of African migrants, some of them little more than boys, to protect them on the journey across the Sahara toward Europe.Read More...
by SANews, 28 May, 11:46 AM
Police chiefs from the Southern Africa region have taken time out of their busy schedules to look at ways to intensify efforts to ensure that criminals who are involved in cross-border crimes have no place to hide.Read More...
by Reuters, 29 May, 10:29 AM
Spain's state prosecutor charged the leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, with terrorism and crimes against humanity over a 2013 attack on a Nigerian town in which a Spanish nun was assaulted, court papers said.Read More...
by Reuters, 29 May, 09:45 AM
Three United Nations peacekeepers were wounded in northern Mali when a vehicle in a convoy escorting their commander and the force's police commissioner hit a landmine on Thursday, officials said.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 29 May, 09:33 AM
Two South Africans are among the 125 soldiers, police and civilians who today were posthumously awarded the Dag Hammarskjold medal at UN headquarters in New York, part of commemorating the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 21 May, 09:47 AM
There is already a high level of interest in the third International Training and Simulation Conference to be held in Thaba Tshwane in October and the organisers have put out a call for papers to make it an even more “must attend” event for military trainers....Read More...
by ISS Africa, 26 May, 10:40 AM
Seventy years after the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world is no closer to an unequivocal commitment to abolishing nuclear weapons.Read More...
by Reuters, 19 May, 01:07 PM
Airbus Defense & Space on Tuesday ordered engine software checks on the A400M aircraft following a recent crash of Europe's new military transporter.Read More...
by Reuters, 19 May, 11:41 AM
Italy, France and Germany agreed on Monday to develop a European drone programme for reconnaissance and surveillance, seeking to inject momentum into a proposal first considered in 2013 to reduce reliance on U.S. and Israeli technology.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 29 May, 09:29 AM
CIAS (College Ireland Aviation Services) and MATA (Mega Aviation Training Academy) based in Ekurhuleni have entered into an agreement to partner for a world class aviation training and academic programme in southern Africa.Read More...
by Reuters, 21 May, 01:16 PM
Business jet makers, hit badly by the financial crisis, expect an upturn in mature economies such as the United States will encourage companies to once again buy new corporate planes or replace aging jets, executives said this week.Read More...
by Reuters, 29 May, 11:13 AM
Heavy fighting erupted in southern Yemen near Aden airport on Friday when a Sunni Muslim militia attacked Shi'ite Houthi rebels in a push to drive Houthis from the district, residents and fighters said.Read More...
by Reuters, 29 May, 09:57 AM
The blind man with just one hand arrived at the main mosque in the centre of the Iraqi city of Ramadi at dusk on Wednesday, flanked by Islamic State fighters.Read More...
by Reuters, 25 May, 12:15 PM
Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which destroyed part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight, residents said on Sunday, an escalation of the two-month war.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 28 Apr, 10:05 AM
That there are a growing number of South Africans with more than a passing interest in matters military comes with the announcement that this year’s Voortrekker Monument Military Fair will have more exhibitors than any of its predecessors.Read More...
by US DoD, 14 Apr, 01:58 PM
On stage last week at the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work summoned up scenes from a future war where soldiers and machines join forces in a multidimensional “informationalized” zone, using advanced tools to fight adversaries...Read More...
by US Army, 15 May, 09:23 AM
When engineers at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey looked at the heavy, 17.5-pound M249 carried by Soldiers, they decided to put it on a diet and rearrange some of the components.Read More...
by DARPA, 29 Apr, 08:55 AM
DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, which developed a self-steering bullet to increase hit rates for difficult, long-distance shots, completed in February its most successful round of live-fire tests to date.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 24 Apr, 11:27 AM
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated fully autonomous aerial refuelling (AAR) with the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) aircraft on April 22, marking the first time in history that an unmanned aircraft has refuelled...Read More...
19 MAY 2015 Honourable Chairperson Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Co-Chairpersons and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence Members of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans Honourable members Secretary for...Read More...
by defenceWeb, 17 Apr, 10:05 AM
SPEECH NOTES FOR MS NOSIVIWE MAPISA-NQAKULA, MP, SOUTH AFRICAN MINISTER OF DEFENCE AND MILITARY VETERANS DURING THE 4TH CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL SECURITY IN MOSCOW (MCIS): 16 17 APRIL 2015Read More...
by Reuters, 3 May, 07:28 PM
Conditions at an African base used by U.S. military pilots flying missions over Yemen and Somalia have become chronically dangerous, with fliers relying on local air-traffic controllers who sleep on the job and commit frequent errors, the Washington Post reported...Read More...
by defenceWeb, 23 Mar, 07:53 AM
AAR Airlift has been awarded a $19 million contract by the United Nations for airlift services in Central Africa, covering passenger and cargo in support of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Read More...
Saab's latest Carl-Gustaf M4 for the first time presented at CANSEC
by Saab, 28 May 2015
The man-portable shoulder-fired weapon, weighing less than 7kg, is on display for the first time in Canada.
Saab, DigitalGlobe announce Vricon joint venture to create the globe in 3D
by Saab, 27 May 2015
The JV will produce photorealistic 3D products and digital elevation models globally for enterprise and government geospatial markets.
Executive appointment brings new vision, expertise to SPP
by Nautic Africa, 26 May 2015
Cape Town-based Southern Power Products has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Jacques Brümmer as CEO.
Paramount's Anti-Poaching and K9 Academy scoops top global, South African awards for best PR campaign
by Paramount Group, 22 May 2015
The company was awarded a Gold Sabre in the Geographic Category for Africa for Paramount's K9 Anti-Poaching Awareness Campaign.
Saab receives order for artillery ammunition
by Saab, 20 May 2015
Work on the SEK 114 million order will be performed by Saab's subsidiary, Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland.
Airbus Defence and Space launches satellite data management solution for machine-to-machine networks
by AIRBUS Defence & Space, 5 May 2015
The satellite data management solution for machine-to-machine networks provides visibility and control of satellite data in a single multi-device solution.
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When Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula stands up in the National Assembly on May 19 to speak in support of the defence budget vote she has the opportunity to make a real d [ ... ]
Book Review: Raising The Bar: Hope and Renewal in South Africa Raising the Bar is Songezo Zibi’s first book and seeks to provide a thorough, accurate analysis on the different issues preventing South Africa from moving forward. Zibi’s writing explores aspects...
Sporting Soldiers: South African troops at play during World War I For soldiers in the First World War, sport was a way for them to escape the horrors of the battlefield or the monotony and dreadful conditions of prison camps. Sport was a part of soldiers’ lives, yet...
Endgame: Book Review Endgame is yet another addition to the growing number of titles exploring aspects of one of the seduction efforts that eventually led to the conception of a democratic South Africa. Written by noted...
Book review: From Addis to the Aosta Valley From Addis to the Aosta Valley: A South African in the North African and Italian Campaigns 1940-1945, was originally titled “One of millions,” because author Keith Ford was one of the many millions...
Book Review: Tumult in the clouds By his own admission Dean Wingrin is a military aviation junkie and his love of the subject has manifested itself in a 340 page book filled with personal memories and reminiscences of the SA Air Force...
Book Review: The Battle in Bangui: The Untold Inside Story This 40-page publication is a “must read” for everyone in uniform as well as those charged with decision-making in the South African military, particularly the SA National Defence Force’s political...
Book review: The Rhodesian Light Infantry: Africa’s Commandos The Rhodesian Light Infantry: Africa’s Commandos, edited by Mark Adams and Chris Cocks, is an interesting work. Commissioned by the Rhodesian Light Infantry Regimental Association (RLIRA), it has two...
Book Review: Dingo Firestorm – The Greatest Battle of the Rhodesian Bush War The fireforce concept of operations, used so successfully during the 1970s by the Rhodesian forces during the bush war, has been detailed by a number of books and articles over the years.
Book Review: Shadows of a Forgotten Past: To the Edge with the Rhodesian SAS and Selous Scouts At first glance Shadows of a Forgotten Past, with its action-filled cover image, glossy paper and large collection of colour and black-and-white photographs, begs the question as to why the author didn’t...
Book Review: LZ Hot – Flying South Africa’s Border War The endorsements that garnish the front and rear covers of today’s books are marketing techniques designed to elicit a heightened interest in buying the book on the part of the potential buyer.
SANDF Medals and Decorations The medals and decorations list of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) currently numbers 66, of which 52 are for acts of bravery, valour and other meritorious deeds performed before April 2003. The remaining...
Fact file: SANDF regular force levels by race & gender: April 30, 2011 The uniformed services of the South African National Defence Force mustered 64 431 personnel in April this year, of whom 77.3% (49 831) were male, 72.3% (46 590) were black, 11.6% were Coloured, 744 (1.2%)...
Fact file: SA defence exports, 2010 The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) in 2010 approved the following export permits:
Fact file: G6 L45 self-propelled towed gun-howitzer The 2010 edition of the International Institute for Strategic Studies' Military Balance publication lists the South African Artillery as currently employing two G6 L45 and having an additional 41 in store....
Fact file: Denel FV2 Bateleur Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) The FV2 Bateleur is the standard multiple launch rocket system (MLRS)of the South African Artillery. Development and production started after the end of the 1966-1989 Namibian “Border War” and the...
Fact file: G5 L45 towed gun-howitzer The 2010 edition of the International Institute for Strategic Studies' Military Balance publication lists the South African Artillery as currently employing six (one battery) G5 L45 and having an additional...
Fact file: Military rank The origin of military rank makes for interesting reading, both in terms of the hierarchy (if a major is senior to a lieutenant, why is a major general junior to a lieutenant general?) and in terms of...
Fact file: Denel ZT3 Ingwe precision guided missile The Ingwe (Leopard) missile and associated launch systems were developed in the 1980s under Project Raleigh as a “long-range indigenous antitank guided missile.” Pre-production models were used in...
Fact file: MBDA Milan precision guided misile The MBDA (formerly Euromissile) Milan (Missile d´infanterie léger antichar = light infantry antitank missile) started life in 1962 and the second-generation of antitank missiles to enter South African...
Fact file: M40A1 recoilless rifle The M40 was developed in the 1950s as a lightweight, portable, crew-served 105mm antitank weapon. It has served the South African infantry for many years as a direct-fire weapon and is issued in units...
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