Milkor Integrated Systems headlining at AMD 2019 conference

Milkor’s newest division, Milkor Integrated Systems, will be out in force at the Aerospace, Maritime and Defence (AMD) Conference on 15 November, where it...

Ugandan Air Force graduates new pilots

The Ugandan Air Force has graduated 18 pilot cadets at Gulu Air Base, which has been upgraded with new training facilities and equipment, including...

South Africa’s second Military Ombud takes office

On 8 November at the South African Military Health Services (SAMHS) training formation in Thaba Tshwane, South Africa’s second Military Ombud, Lieutenant General Vusumuzi...

New Security Minister for Guinea

Guinea President Alpha Conde has replaced his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend his mandate. Conde (81) is...

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Denel lauds its artillery after long-range firings

Denel has praised the performance of its artillery systems after a demonstration at Alkantpan last week saw its G6 self-propelled howitzer fire out to...

Rheinmetall resets the range goal posts

At its long-range artillery capability demonstration on 6 November at the Armscor Alkantpan Test Range in the Northern Cape, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) and...

Burundi receives new armoured vehicles for Amisom operations

Burundi’s contingent serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) has taken delivery of a fleet of new armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for...

New management for LMT

LMT Products, the trading company of LMT Holdings, is now under the control of a consortium of local investors after being placed in business...

Russian and Chinese naval vessels heading for South Africa

Russian and Chinese warships are en route to South Africa where they are due to take part in Exercise Mosi with the South African...

Namibia’s Namdock to maintain Angolan Navy vessels

Namibia’s Namdock has been awarded a contract to repair and maintain Angolan Navy vessels, with the first set to arrive in early 2020. Namdock Commercial...

46 countries sign fishing vessel treaty

A total of 46 countries have signed the Torremolinos Declaration, a non-legally binding political instrument aimed at improving fishing vessel safety and reducing illegal,...

Nigeria’s HIOSL receives Damen patrol vessels

Nigeria’s Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited (HIOSL) has taken delivery of two new Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels, which will be deployed in the...

Exercise Cutlass Express underway

U.S. Army General Stephen J. Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, visited the Expeditionary Mobile Base USS Lewis B. Puller to observe evolutions and meet...

Pirates strike off Benin

A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin and nine crew...

India to deploy maritime patrol aircraft to Reunion in 2020

In early 2020, the Indian military will deploy a naval aircraft to France’s Reunion island as part of a joint surveillance mission with France. Indian...

Operation Junction Rain 2019 held in West Indian Ocean

For the first in the West Indian Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Seychelles Coast Guard conducted a combined maritime law enforcement subject...

Iraqi protests continue

Iraqi forces shot three anti-government protesters dead in Nassiriya on Sunday, police and medics said, adding to scores killed in weeks of unrest that...

Thousands of firearms destroyed in SA

Police Deputy Minister Cassel Mathale and National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, witnessed destruction of over 23 000 firearms either confiscated or surrendered to...

Police abuse rife in Kenya

Nearly half the Kenyans surveyed by government’s police watchdog said they suffered police abuse of power, according to a survey, underscoring the scale of...

Zimbabwe public workers protest

Zimbabwe state workers will go ahead with a street protest after government failed to give in to their demand for US dollar-indexed salaries to...

Home Affairs relaxes travel requirements for child tourists

Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has signed a waiver that allows foreign children to enter the country without carrying additional supporting documents such...

Malta and Libya co-operating on migrants

Malta’s armed forces are co-operating with Libya’s coastguard to turn back migrant boats heading to Malta’s search and rescue zone, a newspaper reported, citing...

Usalama nets drugs, livestock and contraband

The Southern African Development Community (SADC), in the form of its senior police organisation, was, along with its East African counterpart, major components of...

ISS: Maghrebi irregular migration is down but for how long?

As Tunisians headed to the polls on 13 October to elect their new president, 110 men and women quietly boarded a fishing boat near...

Boungou mine will only re-open when area is secure

Canadian gold miner Semafo will not resume operations at its Boungou mine in Burkina Faso until security in the area is assured following last...

Kimberley and its illicit mining community

The first South African project to bring illegal miners into the formal fold has been plagued by violence in diamond capital Kimberley, dealing a...

“So many dead” – survivors on Burkina Faso ambush

A mine worker shot during an ambush on a mining convoy in Burkina Faso said he was one of only three survivors from a...

Dozens still missing after mine convoy attack

Dozens of people were still missing on Thursday after an ambush near a Canadian-owned mine in Burkina Faso killed at least 37 and wounded...

New company consolidates UAE defence industry

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a new defence conglomerate, Edge, which consolidates 25 entities to become the UAE’s largest defence company. Edge was...

US presence in Syria is illegal – Russia

Russia’s defence ministry attacked US plans to maintain and boost the American military presence in eastern Syria as “international state banditry” motivated by a...

Syria assault paused as Kurds withdraw

Turkey agreed to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara sought to capture,...

Turkish offensive on Syria continues

]Turkey vowed to press ahead with offensive in northern Syria despite US sanctions and growing calls for it to stop, while Syria’s Russia-backed army...

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Trump administration to ease gun exports

The Trump administration passed a key milestone in a long-delayed rule change that would make it easier to sell US firearms, including assault rifles...

No winner in China/US trade war

The trade tariff spat between China and the United States has been a “lose-lose” situation for both and the wider world likely to deteriorate...

Season of discontent as protests flare worldwide

On Monday it was Bolivia - angry people clashed with police after the political opposition said it was cheated in an election won by...

Quantum Stealth aka the invisibility cloak is now patent pending

Indivisibility cloaks now no longer belong in the realm of fantasy and science fiction as Canadian camouflage company, Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp officially apply to...

Gun with a chip: U.S. Army contracts may lead to a smarter firearm

A carbine that can call in an airstrike. A computer-aided scope on a machine gun that can turn just about anyone into a marksman....

ISS: Libya’s war becomes a tech battleground

Libya’s current conflict is emerging as a very different one to what has been fought before in the country, or the world. Fleets of...

Multiple projects lined up for world’s largest 3D printer at the CSIR

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) 3D metal printer – the largest of its kind in the world - is being used...

Retracting mechanism coming for Rooivalk chin gun

Work is underway on a retracting mechanism for the Rooivalk attack helicopter’s chin mounted 20 mm cannon as part of efforts to make...

SAAF Hostile Fire Indicator successfully demonstrated

A successful demonstration of the Armscor-sourced hostile fire indicator (HOSFIN) capability is rated as one of the 2018/19 financial year’s highlights by the State-owned...

Nigeria confirms order for a dozen Mi-35 helicopters from Russia

Russia and Nigeria have confirmed a contract for the delivery of 12 Mi-35 attack helicopters, with six having already been delivered. Nigeria ordered 12 Mi-35Ms...

MINUSCA helicopter crash

A Senegalese combat helicopter from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic crashed, killing three people, the mission head said. The crash...

South African Airways could cut more than 900 jobs

Struggling state-owned airline South African Airways (SAA) could cut more than 900 jobs as it restructures to stem severe financial losses, the airline said...

Additional airliners for SAA

South African Airways (SAA) has procured four Airbus A350-900s in an effort to improve the airline’s customer offering and commercial prospects. On Thursday SAA took...

Tanzania plans to double aircraft fleet

Tanzania’s state carrier plans to double its fleet to 14 aircraft by 2022 and is exploring new routes and code-sharing agreements with other airlines,...

SA airlines’ safety record lauded

South Africa has a zero fatal accident record in relation to airlines and other scheduled commercial operations, exemplifying the high standard of aviation safety...

Leonardo investing in solar-powered drones

Italian defence and aerospace group Leonardo invested in a company developing solar-powered drones potentially capable of unlimited flight with no refuelling. The drone, expected...

First home drone prescription delivery

United Parcel Service Flight Forward drones glew prescription medications to the front lawn of a private home and a retirement centre, the UPS unit’s...

Drones deployed in the fight against malaria

Scientists seeking a breakthrough in the fight against malaria used drones to spray rice fields in Zanzibar - not with traditional pesticides but with...

Sentian Aerospace wins AVI Awards 2019

  South African aviation innovation company, Sentian Aerospace, has won the overall winner and small, micro and medium enterprises (SMME) winner accolades at the fifth...

Four countries accused of violating Libya sanctions – UN report

Jordan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey repeatedly violated an arms embargo on Libya and it is “highly probable” a foreign attack aircraft...

Hutu splinter group leader killed in DR Congo

Congolese forces killed the leader of an offshoot of a Hutu militia in the restive east of the country, the army said, two months...

Extra security for Burkina Faso mines

As jihadists wreak more havoc, mining firms in Burkina Faso rolled out extra security measures, from barracks for government troops protecting them to safe...

Top jihadist killed in Sahel

French troops killed a leading Sahel jihadist last month, France’s defence minister said. Ali Maychou was second in command of Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin...

ISS: Taking social media at (Face)book value in Africa

Last week Facebook revealed that it had disabled hundreds of fake accounts that had sought to meddle with the electoral processes of eight African...

Government officials targeted with hacking software

Senior government officials in multiple US-allied countries were targeted this year by hacking software using Facebook WhatsApp to take over users’ phones, according to...

Marine services operator hacked

Marine services provider James Fisher and Sons said hackers gained unauthorised access to its computer systems, sending shares down over five percent. JFS said...

Facebook suspends Putin ally accounts

Facebook suspended three networks of Russian accounts attempting to interfere in the domestic politics of eight African countries and tied to a Russian businessman...

Speech: SAAF chief on opening of SAAF Museum Air Show

Address by Lieutenant General Fabian ‘Zakes’ Msimang at the opening of the South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum at Air Force Base Swartkop on...

Defence and Military Veterans Minister’s budget address

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans presented her budget vote to the National Assembly on Wednesday, July 17. defenceWeb publishes it as...

Budget vote speech by Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Thabang Makwetla

“Noluthando alias ‘Agnes’ Ncwana, to whose memory I wish to dedicate my remarks in this budget debate this morning, was a military veteran who...

Zimbabwe lawmaker charged with subversion

A Zimbabwe opposition lawmaker was charged with subversion, his lawyer said, after a video surfaced where he purportedly said President Emmerson Mnangagwa would be...