by defenceWeb, 30 Mar, 10:15 AM
by Guy Martin, 30 Mar, 10:09 AM
by defenceWeb, 30 Mar, 10:07 AM
by defenceWeb, 30 Mar, 10:15 AM
Paramount Group’s Transformer-style Parabot will be at the Rand Show this week to boost awareness of the threat to Africa’s wildlife.Read More...
by Guy Martin, 27 Mar, 10:11 AM
More details have emerged regarding the export of South African military hardware last year, which amounted to almost R3 billion and included 326 armoured vehicles, which formed the bulk of exports by value.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 27 Mar, 09:58 AM
The crew of a southern Cape fishing boat had a close call when a warship taking part in Exercise Good Hope VI accidently fired on them in the early hours of Wednesday morning.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 27 Mar, 09:49 AM
Nigeria’s Joint Task Force (JTF), which is tasked with combating oil theft and other maritime crime in the Niger Delta, has taken delivery of 30 boats to bolster its forces.Read More...
by EU Navfor, 25 Mar, 11:47 AM
The EU Naval Force achieved a major milestone this week by successfully completing its 300th close protection of a World Food Programme (WFP) vessel along the Somali coastline.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 26 Mar, 09:58 AM
The Nigerian Air Force has acquired at least two second hand Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet trainer and light attack aircraft as it continues to expand its aerial fleet.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 24 Mar, 10:13 AM
South Africa is one of a number of countries currently presenting draft regulations on remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) at the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Montreal headquarters.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 30 Mar, 10:07 AM
Both the Presidency and the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) have vehemently denied any wrongdoing in the use of military helicopters by members and/or friends of the Zuma family.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 27 Mar, 11:24 AM
The SANDF Education Trust has awarded 56 bursaries to the value of more than R700,000 for the current academic year – 17 more than in its first year of existence.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 30 Mar, 10:51 AM
The Portuguese Navy’s frigate Bartolomeu Dias is visiting the Angolan port of Luanda until April 2, where it is carrying out training with Angola’s navy.Read More...
by US Naval Forces Europe-Africa, 26 Mar, 10:16 AM
Joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) and its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors, civil service mariners, Cameroonian military personnel and U.S., Spanish and British Marines wrapped up their participation in Exercise Obangame Express 2015 on 25...Read More...
by Reuters, 30 Mar, 11:28 AM
When Islamist Boko Haram militants beheaded Salma Buba's father in northern Nigeria last weekend, Buba was overcome by anger at what she saw as the government's failure to protect her family.Read More...
by Reuters, 30 Mar, 11:23 AM
Gunmen killed at least 15 people including an opposition politician near polling stations in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, casting an ominous shadow over the closest electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999.Read More...
by Reuters, 30 Mar, 11:20 AM
Nigerians went to the polls on Saturday in what looks set to be the first genuine electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999, in which an opposition candidate has a fighting chance of unseating the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan.Read More...
by Reuters, 27 Mar, 01:15 PM
Police detained 52 people on Friday in Kenya's main port city, a day after an officer was killed in a suspected Islamist revenge attack, heightening tensions in an area where the authorities say militant Islamist is spreading.Read More...
by Reuters, 27 Mar, 11:00 AM
Militants may be planning attacks against crowded places in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Australian government said in a travel alert on Friday, without naming any group it suspected might opt for violence.Read More...
by Reuters, 26 Mar, 01:17 PM
Uganda has bolstered security at key locations because of fears Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab insurgents are planning an attack following warnings from the United States, officials said.Read More...
by Reuters, 30 Mar, 11:15 AM
Tunisian forces killed nine militants during a raid in a southern region as part of crackdown following the attack on the Tunis Bardo museum that targeted foreign tourists, an interior ministry official said on Sunday.Read More...
by Reuters, 27 Mar, 12:32 PM
The Nigerian army said it destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram after capturing the northeastern town of Gwoza from the Islamist insurgent group.Read More...
by Reuters, 30 Mar, 11:49 AM
Kenya's government said on Saturday it was "shocked and concerned" over the latest travel warnings issued by Britain and others and said security conditions in the east African country were improving.Read More...
by Reuters, 30 Mar, 11:17 AM
A group of Nigerian Boko Haram militants killed at least 25 people in attack on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Buratai in Borno state on Friday, the governor said on Saturday.Read More...
by Reuters, 27 Mar, 12:35 PM
A hunter who paid $350,000 last year at a Dallas auction for a license to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia will be able to bring home a trophy despite protests from animal rights groups that said the sale was immoral.Read More...
by US Africom, 27 Mar, 11:56 AM
Fifteen U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to Theater Security Cooperation Team-Six, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, conducted small unit tactics training with more than 40 Tanzanian park rangers at the Selous Game Reserve in...Read More...
by Reuters, 27 Mar, 11:03 AM
Troops from Chad and Niger pursued Boko Haram fighters across a northern Nigeria border area on Thursday, driving them out of a village they held there and causing some to flee into Niger, two senior Niger military officers said.Read More...
by defenceWeb/UN, 30 Mar, 12:00 PM
The first-ever United Nations Chiefs of Defence Conference saw Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon appeal to senior military officials for more troop contributions from states around the world and for political will and purpose.Read More...
by Reuters, 30 Mar, 11:42 AM
The United Nations Security Council expressed concern on Friday at the proliferation of arms and ammunition in Libya as it left an arms embargo on the North African state unchanged and urged the recognised government to improve monitoring of its weapons.Read More...
by Reuters, 30 Mar, 11:12 AM
Libya told an Arab summit on Saturday that a U.N. arms embargo on the country must be lifted to help prevent the advance of Islamic State militants.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 16 Mar, 10:01 AM
Algeria’s National Company of Industrial Vehicles (SNVI) has unveiled the first locally assembled Zetros 6x6 truck destined for the Algerian defence ministry.Read More...
by Reuters, 12 Mar, 10:58 AM
Nigeria has brought in hundreds of mercenaries from South Africa and the former Soviet Union to give its offensive against Boko Haram a shot in the arm before a March 28 election, according to regional security, defence and diplomatic sources.Read More...
by Reuters, 30 Mar, 12:27 PM
South Korea chose on Monday Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd, which expects to partner Lockheed Martin Corp, to develop a mid-level fighter jet that will cost around 8.7 trillion won ($7.88 billion).Read More...
by Reuters, 27 Mar, 11:30 AM
Airlines rushed on Thursday to change rules to require a second crew member in the cockpit at all times, hours after French prosecutors suggested a co-pilot who barricaded himself alone at the controls of a jetliner had crashed it on purpose.Read More...
by Reuters, 27 Mar, 11:21 AM
The German pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps killing 150 people broke off his training six years ago due to depression and spent over a year in psychiatric treatment, a German newspaper reported on Friday.Read More...
by Reuters, 24 Mar, 01:10 PM
Tunisia has again closed its airspace for flights from western Libya, an official said on Tuesday, just days after allowing Libyan planes from Tripoli back for the first time in around six months.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 24 Mar, 11:19 AM
Aviation services company Africair has retrofitted three Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy Cessna 172 Skyhawks with diesel engines and is installing Continental Diesel engines in seven more this year, the company has announced.Read More...
by Reuters, 30 Mar, 12:37 PM
Yemeni fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with Iranian-allied Houthi fighters on Sunday in Aden, the absent leader's last major foothold in the country.Read More...
Both guest speakers at the Aerospace Leadership Academy (AERLA) open day stressed discipline and hard work as the core ingredients of a successful school career and the foundation for a rewarding career in one of the varied facets of the aerospace industry.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 5 Nov, 09:41 AM
Starting tomorrow the Castle will again host the annual Cape Town Military Tattoo, a spectacular event showcasing military bands and intricate drill manoeuvres all culminating with a real bang.Read More...
by Reuters, 25 Mar, 10:54 AM
Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology designed by Spanish engineers will be used to fight rhino poachers in national parks in Africa. The ranger drone is fitted with thermal vision that can report potential irregularities in real time.Read More...
by ADIT - The Bulletin, 25 Mar, 10:20 AM
Gigantic satellites with massive destruction power provided by a huge green laser like the Death Star in Star Wars might not be so fictional. On March 3, Lockheed Martin announced it has successfully tested a 30-kilowatt fibre laser weapon system during recent...Read More...
by defenceWeb, 26 Feb, 12:02 PM
The Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo has noted with concern latest media reports alleging the release of classified intelligence reports of international intelligence organisations, including those of the State Security Agency.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...
by US Army, 20 Mar, 07:54 AM
United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) are living and working in Force Provider base camps provided by the United States Army, which was awarded a $19 million contract for camps last year.Read More...
A first in environmentally-conscious vessel technology from Veecraft Marine
by Nautic Africa, 26 March 2015
The company is pioneering the development of hybrid-propulsion technology in the South African maritime market.
Philippines Air Force takes delivery of its first C295
by AIRBUS Defence & Space, 24 March 2015
The C295 from Airbus Defence and Space will play a key role in the modernisation of the force's transport fleet.
PM of Malaysia witnesses official handover of first Airbus A400M to Royal Malaysian Air Force
by AIRBUS Defence & Space, 23 March 2015
The RMAF received its first of four Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, in the presence of Malaysian PM, Dato' Seri Najib Razak.
Airbus Defence and Space selects Arianespace to launch EDRS-C satellite
by AIRBUS Defence & Space, 20 March 2015
The second SpaceDataHighway stationary satellite will be launched on Ariane 5, built by Airbus Defence and Space.
Atlantis appoints dynamic new CEO Terence Dumont
by Atlantis Corporation, 19 March 2015
The Atlantis Defence Division has named Terence Dumont as its chief executive officer.
Denel moving into civil security on the African continent
by Denel Corporate, 19 March 2015
The company has teamed up with Aviation Co-ordination Services to provide secure hold baggage screening services at African airports.
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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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