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Botswana

Botswana to acquire three used helicopters for anti-poaching operations

The parliament of Botswana has approved a request by the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism for P41 million in emergency funding to cover the acquisition of three used helicopters, nine aviation fuel tankers and radio and communication equipment for use by game rangers involved in anti-poaching operations.

KAI promoting FA-50 in Botswana

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is promoting its FA-50 lighter fighter in Botswana, where it hopes to beat the Saab Gripen as a replacement for the Botswana Defence Force’s (BDF’s) CF-5 jets.

Botswana acquired 300 million euros of French weaponry in 2016

Botswana purchased €304.2 million worth of military hardware from France in 2016, including MICA-VL and Mistral missiles.

China unhappy about Dalai Lama visit to Botswana

China stepped up its warning to Botswana over a planned visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama next month, demanding the African nation respect China's core interests.

Botswana still evaluating its fighter jet options

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) is still evaluating its options regarding the acquisition of new fighter jets, in spite of Botswana’s President Ian Khama recent visit to Saab in Sweden and continued rumours over a Gripen acquisition.

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