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Nigeria receives first six Super Tucanos

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Virginia-headquartered VSE Corporation has been awarded a $41 million contract to deliver technical support to the Egyptian Navy. The United States Department of Defence announced...

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The Tunisian Navy has received another 27 metre long locally built patrol boat, and will be getting a locally built 51 metre offshore patrol...

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Paramount announces platinum sponsorship of IMDEC as West African piracy surges

Paramount Group has announced its Platinum Sponsorship of the International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC) taking place from 6-8 July in Accra, Ghana. Recognised...

Katmerciler confirms sales of 118 Hizir vehicles to Kenya

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US, Moroccan special forces train together

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US, Ivoirian special operations forces sharpen skills to counter violent extremists

United States Special Operations Command Africa forces concluded Joint Combined Exercise Training with Côte d'Ivoire Forces Speciales Ivoirennes in Abidjan and Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire,...

Gunmen kill Nigerian army general on highway from capital

Gunmen shot dead a Nigerian army general as he was travelling by car on a major road from the capital, Abuja, the army said...

Two crew killed in attack on Israeli-managed tanker off Oman

Two crew members, a Briton and a Romanian, were killed when a petroleum products tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime came under attack on...

Maritime security exercise Cutlass Express 21 begins

Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, North America, and several international organizations began the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2021...

Nigerian court sentences ten men to prison for 2020 Chinese ship hijacking

A court in Lagos sentenced ten men to 12 years in prison on Friday for kidnapping the crew of a Chinese-flagged merchant vessel last...

Defence Intelligence lays out maritime security threats in Africa

The Defence Intelligence division of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has detailed some of the main threats and challenges facing South African...

Libya’s combatants declare key coast road open

Libya’s warring sides reopened the main coast road across the frontline on Friday, a key element of a ceasefire they agreed last year that...

Police chief, bandits die in Nigeria clash

A Nigerian local police chief and six bandits were shot dead during a clash in south-eastern Imo State, police said, the latest incident in...

Town in Ethiopia’s Somali region attacked

Local government in Ethiopia’s Somali region said militia from the neighbouring Afar region attacked and looted a town, the latest flare-up in a local...

Six killed in attack on Cameroon military post

Unidentified attackers killed five Cameroonian soldiers and a civilian during a raid on a military outpost in the country’s far north, local authorities said...

Protesters close road, rail links between Djibouti, Addis Ababa – official

Ethiopia's Somali region said on Wednesday a vital road and rail trade route linking the landlocked capital of Addis Ababa to the sea port...

SANParks and partners in anti-poaching push

South African National Parks (SANParks) and security partners in the Greater Kruger Region are jointly implementing a range of interventions to counter the effects...

At least 57 migrants die in shipwreck off Libyan coast – UN

At least 57 people drowned on Monday after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast near Khums, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where...

Rhino and elephant poaching declines in Namibia

Rhino and elephant poaching has declined significantly this year in Namibia, home to the only free-roaming black rhinos left in the world, government data...

Eritrean refugees in Ethiopian capital protest insecurity at Tigray camps

Hundreds of Eritrean refugees protested in the Ethiopian capital on Thursday, calling on the United Nations refugee agency to relocate friends and family who...

More than 100 000 children in Ethiopia’s Tigray could die of hunger – UNICEF

The United Nations children's agency said on Friday that more than 100 000 children in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray could suffer life-threatening malnutrition...

RDM and Clicks in vaccination drive

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Phoenix murders remain top of mind, says President

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives in Phoenix, north of Durban,...

Equatorial Guinea detains French military helicopter

France said on Thursday one of its military helicopters carrying six soldiers had been detained after landing in Equatorial Guinea, in a diplomatic incident...

United States stalling on AH-1 Cobra sale to Nigeria

Nigeria is attempting to acquire a dozen AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters from the United States, but the sale is being held back by US...

CHU does Mandela Day in DR Congo

The South African composite helicopter unit (CHU) in Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC) has an enviable reputation for doing the job during its time...

15 Squadron aids in sea rescue

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International Space Station thrown out of control by misfire of Russian module – NASA

The International Space Station (ISS) was thrown briefly out of control on Thursday when jet thrusters of a newly arrived Russian research module inadvertently...

Airbus challenges Boeing cargo dominance with A350 freighter

Europe's Airbus took aim at one of Boeing's most profitable strongholds on Thursday with plans for a freighter version of its A350 passenger jet, gambling...
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Boeing turns first profit in almost 2 years, shares jump 5%

Boeing on Wednesday posted its first quarterly profit in almost two years as revived domestic travel fueled 737 MAX deliveries, and shares rose 5%...

State-owned airlines owe government R850 million

State-owned airlines South African Airways (SAA), Mango and SA Express owe government entities R854 million, OUTA has revealed, as it warns that government and...

DHL aims to deploy longer distance drones to beat stretched supply lines

Logistics giant DHL is working with Bulgarian aircraft developer Dronamics on rolling out cross-border and inter-city drones aimed at overcoming strained supply chains, executives...

Drones monitoring Spanish beaches during heatwave

With a summer heatwave sending hordes of people to the beach, authorities in north-eastern Spanish seaside town Sitges are trialling drones to monitor crowds...

France tests laser-powered anti-drone system for the 2024 Olympics

The French military used a laser-powered canon on Wednesday to destroy a drone in a test of technology that the government hopes will be...

ISS: Drones in the hands of insurgents – how Africa can prepare

Like in the Middle East, drones are a new threat posed by armed groups and violent extremists in Africa. The proliferation of drone technology across...

Pandemics & protests: Unrest grips developing countries

From Tunisia and South Africa to Colombia, social unrest is sweeping through developing countries, a reminder of income inequalities that have deepened during the...

Ethiopian army recruits parade in Addis

Thousands of Ethiopian army recruits paraded in Addis Ababa bidding farewell before leaving for training, potential future participants in an eight-month-old conflict in the...

Nigeria fails to bring separatist to court, trial adjourned

A Nigerian judge adjourned the treason trial of separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu until October after the authorities failed to bring him to court on...

ISS: Could kidnapping for ransom open the door to terrorism in Benin?

The government must nip the problem in the bud before violent extremists use abduction to their advantage. Fears are mounting that kidnapping for ransom could...

Transnet IT security back on track

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has commended Transnet employees for their hard work to have managed to restore full operations at the ports after...

Israel tells France it is taking NSO spyware allegations seriously

Israel is taking seriously allegations that spyware developed by an Israeli company was used against public figures including French President Emmanuel Macron, Israel’s defence...

ISS: Cyber attacks expose the vulnerability of South Africa’s ports

A joint effort is needed to prevent the unprecedented attack on Transnet’s port operating systems becoming the new normal. On 22 July, the first reports...

Ops normal at Transnet ports after cyber-attack

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan maintains full restoration of Transnet’s port supply chain and logistics operations yesterday (Wednesday, 28 July) will allow normal operations...

Documents: 2022 Military Skills Development application forms

Military Skills Development (MSD) applications for 2022 are now open, with application forms to be completed by 30 July. The MSD system takes up to...

Curriculum Vitae of Lieutenant General Wiseman S Mbambo, Chief of the South African Air Force

Lieutenant General Wiseman Simo Mbambo was born on 15 March 1966 in Durban and grew up in Northern KwaZulu-Natal in a small village called...

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ADDRESS BY THE OUT-GOING CHIEF OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE, GENERAL SOLLY SHOKE AT THE OCCASION OF THE CHANGE OF COMMAND PARADE,...

Syrian rebels attack army outposts in southern Syria

Syrian rebels waged a spate of mortar attacks on Syrian army checkpoints in the southern province of Deraa in the biggest flare-up of violence...

Taliban assassinations of Afghan pilots ‘worrisome,’ US government watchdog says

Taliban assassinations of Afghan pilots detailed by Reuters this month mark another "worrisome development" for the Afghan Air Force as it reels from a surge...
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China says Taliban expected to play ‘important’ Afghan peace role

China told a visiting Taliban delegation on Wednesday it expected the insurgent group to play an important role in ending Afghanistan's war and rebuilding...
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US offers further air support to Afghan troops amid Taliban offensive

The United States will to continue to carry out airstrikes to support Afghan forces facing attack from the insurgent Taliban, a regional US commander...

Lockheed second quarter profit misses even as space business boosts sales

US weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp said on Monday its space business boosted revenues in the latest quarter, but a classified aeronautics development program...

Russia releases footage of new S-500 air defence system in action

Russia on Tuesday released what is thought to be the first footage of its advanced new S-500 surface-to-air missile system in action, a weapon...
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Haiti police battle gunmen who killed president, amid fears of chaos

Haiti's security forces were locked in a fierce gun battle on Wednesday with assailants who assassinated President Jovenel Moise at his home overnight, plunging...
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Haitian president assassinated at home, sparking fears of widespread turmoil

Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead by unidentified attackers in his private residence overnight in a "barbaric act", the government said on Wednesday,...

Ugandan opposition, activists denounce digital car tracker plan

A move by Uganda's government to install digital tracking devices on vehicles to help fight rampant crime has been denounced by rights advocates and...

Radar to come under the spotlight at Radar Interest Group conference

The South African Radar Interest Group (SARIG) will be hosting its biennial Radar Conference on 20 October and in anticipation has issued a call...

Defence and defence industry applications for CSIR surveillance system

Surveillance and protection of assets, be they publicly or privately owned or managed, is ongoing with the brainpower of the Council for Scientific and...

Rolls-Royce partners with Shell in sustainable aviation fuel push

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Government to pump R3.9 billion to help businesses affected by unrest

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R36 billion relief set aside for unrest hit businesses

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DA looking to make SA unrest report public

The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party is seeking to obtain a report from the State Security Agency (SSA) on the recent looting and unrest...

Transnet operations normalise in KZN

Transnet’s port and rail operations in KwaZulu-Natal have normalised following last week’s unrest in the province. “The Ports of Durban and Richards Bay have reported...

EU air bridge moves lifesaving cargo to northern Mozambique

Driven by humanitarian needs rather than political and security ones, the European Union (EU) activated its air bridge to provide 15 tons of “lifesaving...

Feature: Solving an airlift shortage

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The US Air Force is desperate to get rid of some of its fleet of expensive, slow and outdated A-10 Warthog airplanes, but politicians...

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