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Military Art & Science


Feature: Cyber and electronic warfare an increasing global challenge

An AUDS jammer.Cyber and electronic attacks are increasingly factors in warfare, such as the sabotaging of Iran’s nuclear facilities and the attack on the Ukraine’s electricity grid. This, according to defence analyst Helmoed Romer Heitman, begs the question of when is an electronic attack an act of war and how should a nation respond?


Feature: Botswana’s Gripen plan highlights need for a defence white paper

A Saab Gripen.Gaborone’s proposed $1.7 billion acquisition of Swedish-built Gripen multi-role jet fighters has drawn sharp criticisms from security analysts, foreign press and domestic political opposition within Botswana.


Armscor centre offers unique insights into defective munitions

Defective Munitions CentreSited in Pretoria’s secluded Salvokop and close to the headquarters of the SA Army, is a collection of ammunition and associated equipment with a difference – it’s all defective to a greater or lesser extent.

Feature: Protecting South Africa’s vital external interests

A South African Army Ratel.South Africa has external interests that are important or vital to the economy, some vulnerable to disruption and requiring protection commensurate with risk and threat levels that may arise in the future.

Feature: Protecting South Africa’s critical infrastructure

Medupi power station.‘National key points’ have raised negative comment on several occasions, but the reality is that any state has infrastructure that is critical to the running of the state and the functioning of its economy. Such infrastructure is vulnerable not only in time of war, but also in supposed times of peace, when assorted irregular forces, armed groups and even ‘lone wolf’ actors can cause immense disruption and damage.


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