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Russia to open aviation service centre in Africa

A Technodinamkia technician.Russian aviation holding company Technodinamika plans to open an aviation service centre in Africa in 2018.

Saab continues with peacekeeping maintenance in Somalia

An African Union Casspir in Somalia.qSaab Kenya Limited has extended a contract to provide Third Party Maintenance (TPM) services to peacekeeping initiatives in Somalia over the next two years.

Logistics: anticipate and respond

A French C-160 in Mali.The life of the logistician is not a glamorous one. Sometimes called “sustainers” or “loggies” or simply “the guys in the rear with the gear,” their job is to keep operations running smoothly. In fact, logistics officers say that if they’re doing their jobs correctly, no one will notice them.

Getting there is half the battle

Angolan soldiers disembarking from an Il-76.The African Union was created in 2001 with great hope, but also a heavy burden of responsibility. Member states were still reeling from the failure to rapidly intervene in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and they hoped that an African Standby Force (ASF) could offer a solution.

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