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Fresh from celebrating a decade in business, defenceWeb has relaunched its website, which now offers readers an improved, cleaner experience. The new website greatly improves...

Ivory Coast orders C295

The Ivory Coast has become the latest country to order the C295 airlifter, with an order for a single aircraft placed by the country’s...

SANDF condemns EFF student wearing camo shirt

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has cautioned that wearing a SANDF uniform when you are not a member is a punishable offence....

U.N. calls on Zimbabwe to halt crackdown, firing on protesters

The U.N. human rights office called on Zimbabwe’s government on Friday to “stop the crackdown against protesters” and “excessive use of force” by security...

Journalists’ credentials frozen in Sudan

Sudan froze the credentials of two journalists, one working for Saudi-owned Al Arabiya who was briefly detained this month over coverage of anti-government protests,...

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UN deploys RADA radars in Mali

The United Nations’ mission in Mali is using RADA radars to protect its bases by providing early warning against incoming projectiles. This is according to...

Qatar donates armoured vehicles to Somalia

Qatar donated 68 armoured vehicles to Somalia on Thursday, Qatar's defence ministry said. The vehicles will strengthen the Somali state, which is battling an...

Egypt overhauling M60 engines

The US government has awarded Tecmotiv a nearly $20 million contract for the overhaul of Egyptian M60 tank engines. The $19.6 million contract was announced...

First African deployment for MMP

The French Army for the first time deployed its new MMP battlefield missile on foreign operations in December, when a unit took the weapon...

Algeria commissions two Kilo class submarines

The Algerian Navy has commissioned into service two new Kilo class submarines delivered from Russia, the Ouarsenis and Hoggar. The vessels were commissioned on 9...

Egyptian Meko contract moving ahead

After being blocked by Germany in November 2018, it appears that Egypt's purchase of a Meko frigate from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is moving...

Another bursary for TS Woltemade Sea Cadet

For the second year running the S.A.T.S. General Botha Old Boy's Association, under the chairmanship of Capt Tony Nicholas, have awarded a Lawhill bursary...

Minor damage in SA Navy vessel collision

Two South African Navy (SAN) vessels sustained minor damage when they were involved in a minor collision last week. The SA Navy confirmed that there...

Pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea increase

Piracy on the world's seas increased last year with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa, the International Chamber...

Another drug bust in the Arabian Sea

The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 3.1 tonnes of hashish worth about AU$155 million during a boarding operation that...

Atalanta airborne ops

The continued success of the EU naval operation off the Horn of Africa to ensure safe passage for vessels carrying much-needed food and stop...

Crew kidnapped in pirate attack off Benin

Six Russian sailors have been kidnapped after their vessel was attacked by pirates whilst sailing off the coast of Benin. The attack occurred on 1...

Concerns about pre-election violence in Nigeria

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s government accused the main opposition party of planning violence ahead of next month’s election in a nation with a history...

ISS: Will Sudan’s latest protests bring down Bashir?

Street protests that started in the north-eastern Sudanese city of Atbara over bread and fuel price hikes on 19 December have snowballed into weeks...

Thousands flee as militants kill more than 100 soldiers in northeast Nigeria

Armed groups have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a huge stock of weapons in clashes in northeast Nigeria since Dec. 26, a...

Police and protesters clash in Sudan

Stone-throwing Sudanese demonstrators battled security forces in Khartoum, witnesses said with a child and doctor reported killed at the start of a fifth week...

Some 170 migrants missing in two Mediterranean incidents

An estimated 170 migrants have been lost in the Mediterranean in two incidents involving dinghies that left from Libya and Morocco, migrants organisations said...

Suspected SANParks field rangers named

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that two of the Field Rangers who were arrested on 15 January in Crocodile Bridge on suspicion...

Morocco foils 89 000 illegal immigration attempts

Morocco stopped 89,000 people from illegally migrating in 2018, up 37% on a year earlier, the interior ministry said. Morocco, which other Africans can...

Kruger rangers arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching

South Africa's premier game reserve - the Kruger National Park - "continues to come to grips with people in our ranks who sabotage our...

Violence against Zimbabweans to be investigated

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to investigate violence against civilians who joined protests and punish misconduct by security forces, as the country’s rights commission...

Gunmen kill Ghanaian journalist

Gunmen killed an investigative journalist who helped uncover corruption in Ghana football, rights groups and his employer said. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was shot three times by...

Zimbabwean activist pastor to be charged with subversion

Zimbabwe police plan to charge activist pastor Evan Mawarire for subverting government, a crime which carries up to 20 years in jail on conviction,...

Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso found dead

A Canadian kidnapped in a restive region of Burkina Faso has been found dead, a spokesman for the security ministry told Reuters. The man was...

Rheinmetall plans to sue Germany over Saudi arms embargo

German weapons maker Rheinmetall plans to sue the government over its decision to stop all arms exports to Saudi Arabia after the killing of...

Taliban attack on Afghan security base kills over 100

A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan on Monday killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more...

Blast claimed by Islamic State kills U.S. troops in Syria

A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed two U.S. troops and two civilians working for the U.S. military in northern Syria on Wednesday,...

Taliban threatens to pull out of peace talks with U.S.

The Taliban on Tuesday threatened to stall peace talks with the United States if they deflect from the issue of foreign force withdrawal from...

U.N. members owe $2 billion in debt to peacekeeping, U.S. owes a third

U.N. member states owe nearly $2 billion (1.54 billion pounds) in peacekeeping funds, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned, with the United States...

Preoccupied Western powers fall silent on human rights

Global powers have become so diverted by populism and domestic discontent that they lack the capacity or inclination to defend human rights or even...

Embraer warns of little or no profit in next two years

Brazilian planemaker Embraer said on Wednesday it expects to keep $1 billion in cash after paying off all of its debt once a proposed...

Combat aircraft market to reach $500 billion by 2026

The global combat aircraft market is set for rapid growth, with modernisation and procurement opportunities in the global combat aircraft market to exceed $101...

Airbus announces Africa’s top ten tech start-ups for accelerator programme

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have announced the top 10 African tech start-ups that will take part in the latest...

Victory for SA space science

South Africa has been recognised as a leading player in the space science sector. The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been selected by...

The inevitable convergence of physical and cybersecurity

It may not be immediately clear as to how, but physical and cybersecurity are converging and the need for a combination of...

Impacting Airbus aircraft design

University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers from the Industrial Computational Fluid Dynamics (InCFD) Research Group have made their mark in the field...

Nigerian Air Force to get Mi-35 and AW109 helicopters in March

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) expects to take delivery of six Mi-35M and AW109 helicopters from Russia and Italy in March this year. This is...

Malian Z-9 crashes

A Z-9 utility helicopter belonging to Mali’s Air Force has crashed in a landing accident. Video shows the aircraft coming in for a rolling landing...

El Salvador sends more MD 500s to Mali

El Salvador has sent a second aviation unit with three MD 500E helicopters to Mali, where they have taken over from the German Tiger...

Nigerian Air Force loses Mi-35 helicopter in combat against Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has lost an Mi-35M attack helicopter in combat while providing close air support to soldiers fighting Boko Haram terrorists...

Unrest sees Zimbabwe flights cancelled

Low-cost African airline Fastjet cancelled its remaining flights to and from Zimbabwe on Monday due to political unrest, it said in a statement. Protesters barricaded...

Airbus loses to Boeing in annual jet order race

Europe's Airbus lost out to Boeing in 2018, breaking a five-year winning streak against its U.S. rival for the number of jet orders, slumping...

Boeing unveils refreshed jet concept with ultra-thin wings

Boeing Co unveiled a speedier and higher-flying version of a concept plane on Tuesday aimed at sharply reducing fuel use thanks to its elongated...

Fatalities on commercial passenger aircraft rise in 2018

The fatality rate on passenger jet aircraft worldwide jumped in 2018 after airlines recorded zero accident deaths on passenger jets in the prior year,...

Commercial UAV market has $15.1 billion potential

The global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market will be worth $15.1 billion by 2027, according to a new study. Asif Anwar, Executive Director and expert...

Gatwick drone disruption cost easyJet nearly $20 million

EasyJet lost 15 million pounds ($19 million) during 36 hours of travel chaos sparked by drones flying into London’s Gatwick Airport in December, the...

Chinese drone maker DJI uncovers corruption, sees $150 million loss

China’s SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd, the world’s largest maker of consumer drones, has discovered several cases of serious corruption at the company and...

Hensoldt tests UAV collision warning radar

Hensoldt has successfully concluded flight tests with its new collision avoidance radar system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This sensor is intended to improve...