Paramount wins Top Employer award

Paramount Group has been given a Top Employer award by the Top Employers Institute, which recognised the company for its commitment to excellence in...

Draken International flies its first Mirage F1 with help from Paramount

Adversary air training specialist Draken International has for the first time flown its Mirage F1 after getting the aircraft airworthy with assistance from Paramount...

SANDF headscarf matter postponed to January

SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) officer Fatima Isaacs will appear in court in January 2020 after being charged for wearing a hijab while in...

Algerian march ups pressure on government

Hundreds of Algerians marched in Algiers on Wednesday, stepping up pressure to cancel a December 12 presidential election. Weekly protests take place on Tuesdays...

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Australia’s Barrett Communications delivers radios to Egypt

Barrett Communications has delivered High Frequency (HF) and Very High Frequency (VHF) radio communications equipment to the Egyptian military as part of a United...

Gallery: Bruiser 112 bush test

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Bruisertech continues to put its Bruiser 112 armoured vehicle through its paces, with additional tests being carried out in harsh bush conditions in Ellisras. The...

Ghana operating Otokar Cobra armoured vehicles

Ghana is one of the most recent customers for the Turkish Otokar Cobra and Cobra II armoured vehicles, with both models seen in service...

Nigerian Army orders locally made Ezugwu armoured vehicles

The Nigerian Army has ordered 28 Ezugwu armoured personnel carriers for counter-terrorism/insurgency missions, a month after the vehicle was unveiled by the Defence Industries...

Houthis release vessels

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement released three vessels and 16 people it seized, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry and a Houthi military source in Yemen said. ...

SA Navy commits two platforms for joint exercise with China and Russia

The SA Navy’s commitment to the first ever exercise in South African waters with Chinese and Russian maritime elements is a Valour Class frigate...

Nigeria’s SR Platforms getting new Damen Patrol vessels

Nigeria’s SR Platforms will be getting more vessels from the Damen Shipyards Group, bringing its fleet up to four. Damen delivered the first FCS 3307...

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...

Exercise Cutlass Express 2019.2 concludes

Maritime forces from 17 East African, European, North American, and West Indian Ocean nations joined several international organizations in celebrating the successful conclusion of...

Senegal orders three patrol vessels from France

Senegal has ordered three OPV 58S offshore patrol vessels from France’s Piriou, which will start construction in early 2020. The vessels will be used...

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...

Seven die in Iraq protests

Seven people were killed when Iraqi security forces used live fire and teargas on demonstrators in Baghdad, security and medical sources said, in renewed...

Unfinished business at the birthplace of Sudan’s revolution

Standing on the platform where he and other protesters boarded a train to Khartoum in April to pressure Sudan’s military into sharing power with...

Batons, teargas used on Zimbabwe opposition

Zimbabwean police used batons, teargas and water cannon to beat up and disperse supporters of the main opposition party gathered outside party headquarters in...

ISS: Organised crime moves in on South Africa’s livestock industry

Stock theft is on the rise in South Africa according the latest police statistics. The 29 672 cases recorded in the 2018-19 financial year...

Toddlers among migrants pulled from Libyan waters

Seventy-three migrants were rescued by a Spanish charity ship from a packed rubber dinghy drifting off Libyan for nearly 24 hours. It is the...

Mali accused of unauthorised military operation

The Malian army had no authorisation to cross into Burkina Faso and kill three people during a spate of ethnic violence last week government...

Six dead in Mozambique ambush

Unknown gunmen killed six farmers near Tanzania’s southern border with Mozambique, a senior police official said, amid concerns over Islamist militants in a poor...

Bolivian arrested for cocaine possession at OR Tambo International

A 21-year-old Bolivian suspect will appear at the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court after OR Tambo Airport police nabbed her for possession of cocaine valued...

Trafficking victims rescued in Mali

Authorities rescued 64 victims of human trafficking and people smuggling during an Interpol co-ordinated operation in Mali. The victims – mostly women and girls –...

Top Islamist politician in same prison as Bashir

Sudan’s most prominent Islamist politician was arrested after being summoned for questioning over former leader Omar al-Bashir’s rise to power in a 1989 coup,...

Three nation malnutrition crisis looming in the Sahel

Violent attacks by extremists “almost every day” in the Sahel nations Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso displaced nearly a million people and caused emergency...

UN, AU sign health agreement

In the drive towards universal health coverage, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the African Union (AU) Commission cemented a mutual commitment to global...

Iran protest deaths

At least 106 protestors died in 21 cities in Iran during unrest over fuel prices rises last week, Amnesty International said. “The organisation believes...

Ship seized in the Red Sea

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said the Houthis seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the...

Russia setting up helo base in Syria

Russia is setting up a helicopter base at a civilian airport in the north-eastern Syrian city Qamishli, the Russian Defence Ministry’s Zvezda TV channel...

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...

Intelsat General advancing the missions of ground forces across the globe

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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...

Electronic warfare evolving rapidly in the hands of irregular forces

Electronic warfare is advancing rapidly and is increasingly being used by irregular forces, defence expert Helmoed Romer Heitman has cautioned, and urged governments and...

DEST Conference 2019 prepares SANDF engineers, technologists and technicians for the fourth industrial revolution.

The Department of Defence Engineering, Science and Technology Conference (DESTC) this week explored the Department of Defence (DoD) preparing for the fourth industrial revolution...

Connectivity key to the fourth industrial revolution

The fourth industrial revolution needs the right infrastructure, particularly information and communications infrastructure as exchanging information is fundamental to modern society. It is for...

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...

Morocco looking to acquire 36 Apache helicopters

Morocco has requested the sale of 36 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from the United States in a deal worth $4.25 billion. The State Department approved...

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...

SAA signs wage deal with non-striking union

South African Airways (SAA) signed a deal on Friday with a union not involved in a strike crippling the heavily indebted carrier, giving its...

Strike has not shut down all SAA services

South African Airways (SAA) is currently operating international and some regional flights and domestic services despite workers downing tools over salary increases. These services are...

Ghana orders Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Ghana is the latest African nation to support development of an international airline to boost its economy and develop tourism as its government signed...

Tunisair Express receives first ATR 72-600

Tunisair Express has taken delivery of the first of three new ATR 72-600 turboprop airliners from ATR. The order was originally announced in September and...

Italian Predator crashes in Libya

An Italian Air Force Predator unmanned aerial vehicle has crashed in Libya, the Italian defence ministry has announced. The unarmed aircraft came down on 20...

Medical drone delivery service talks underway in Uganda

A drone service firm is in talks with the Ugandan government on a deal to deliver blood packages, drugs and medical equipment to public...

Reutech progressing with counter-UAV system

Reutech is developing a counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system in response to the growing threat from UAVs. Carl Kies, International Executive: Strategic Projects and Business...

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...

Hawks swoop on former State Security Minister

Member of Parliament MP and former Minister of State Security Bongani Bongo appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday on charge of...

Militants arrested in the Sahel

Algeria’s army arrested eight people planning to join Islamist militants in the neighbouring Sahel region, the defence ministry said. The eight were arrested on...

Islamist attacks in eastern DR Congo

Islamist militiamen killed at least 19 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, stepping up attacks on civilians in response to a military campaign...

Islamic State claims Mali kills

Islamic State’s West African affiliate claimed responsibility for an attack on an army patrol in northern Mali that killed 30 soldiers, according to a...

Millions of child abuse posts removed from Facebook

Facebook removed 3,2 billion fake accounts between April and September including millions of posts depicting child abuse and suicide, according to its latest content...

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...

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...