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Moroccan defence spending to hit $3.9 billion by 2022

A Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16.Moroccan defence spending will increase from a $3.5 billion budget in 2018 to a peak of $3.9 billion by 2022, reflecting a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 2.8% as the country doubles up the importation of arms and ammunition, including fighter and trainer jets, helicopters, ships, missiles, tanks and frigates to strengthen its armed forces.


Armscor seeking maintenance of SAAF fire trucks in the DRC

A SAAF firefighting truck.Armscor has issued a tender for the maintenance and repair of South African Air Force (SAAF) fire fighting vehicles in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


Nigeria possibly acquiring Su-30 fighters

A Su-27.Nigeria has apparently ordered Su-30 fighter jets from Russia and has already received two examples.


Military recruitment scam surfaces in Pretoria

Military employment scam in PretoriaMilitary recruitment scams have become part and parcel of the wider – and dodgier - South African employment landscape with this year’s edition the first to take place in Pretoria, the country’s military capital.

Feature: South Africa’s defence priorities

Armoured vehicles and a Rooivalk during an Army Capability Demonstration.Another year, another defence budget, and once again the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is left short-changed and under-funded, as it has been for almost a quarter of a century, despite periods of high operational commitments and tempo.


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