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North Carolina Air National Guard security forces visit Botswana

Three members of North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing Security Forces travelled to Botswana in late June to work side-by-side with their Botswana Defense Air Force counterparts in support of the National Guard's State Partnership Program, established by the Department of Defense, and sponsored by U.S. Africa Command.

Botswana, Namibia begin joint military exercise

Botswana and Namibia are due to begin a joint military exercise today, with a focus on peace support operations.

Air Botswana orders two ATR 72-600s

Air Botswana has signed a firm order for two ATR 72-600s from ATR, which will deliver them in the fourth quarter of this year.

No progress on Gripens for Botswana

The government of Botswana says no deal has been signed yet for the acquisition of Gripen C/D fighter jets because it does not have the P15 billion ($1.7 billion) required to fund the purchase.

Botswana acquires a C-212 light transport

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has acquired a second hand C-212 light transport aircraft to replace one that crashed in 2017.

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