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Botswana

Botswana breaks ranks with neighbours on ivory trade

Botswana, home to the world's largest elephant population, will break ranks with its southern African neighbours and not support bids at an upcoming UN conference to allow sales of ivory, its president says.

Botswana military receives Super Puma helicopter

The Botswana Defence Force Air Wing has taken delivery of a single Airbus Helicopters EC225LP Super Puma helicopter, which was acquired second hand from Spain.

Botswana Police Service helicopter crashes

A Botswana Police Service helicopter has crashed while on an anti-poaching operation, injuring the six occupants.

Botswana acquires 14 Bat Hawk aircraft to boost anti-poaching operations

Botswana has taken delivery of 14 Bat Hawk light surveillance aircraft, which will be deployed in air-borne anti-poaching patrols to protect elephants and other endangered animal species in four major game reserves in the central and northern parts of the countries.

Botswana going for Gripen – report

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Airwing will be acquiring eight Swedish Gripen fighter jets according to the Business Weekly and Review.
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Company News


  • BRONCO II launched for USA
    by Paramount Group, 10 May 2018

    The BRONCO II's internal Interchangeable Multi-Mission System Bay allows a single airframe to be rapidly reconfigured to perform multiple roles.

  • AHRLAC/Mwari enters production and preparing first deliveries
    by Paramount Group, 8 May 2018

    The Ahrlac and its armed variant, the Mwari, are being developed and produced at Wonderboom Airport by Ahrlac Holdings, co-owned by Paramount Group.

  • defenceWeb launches new drone portal
    by defenceWeb, 7 May 2018

    The unmanned aerial vehicle portal will focus exclusively on military and commercial unmanned aviation, regulations and technology.