Otterpack presents the world first manpack portable, hybrid power, full reverse osmosis water purification system

Renowned portable water purification specialists Otterpack LLC are expanding even further into the African market and are in discussions with countries across Africa for...

Another Denel board member resigns

Denel has announced that non-executive director Hannelie Nel has resigned. She is the latest board member to resign from the troubled defence conglomerate. In a...

Egypt signs C295 support contract with Airbus

The Egyptian Air Force, the largest C295 fleet operator worldwide, has recently signed a five-year services contract with Airbus for the performance-based support of...

JSCD welcomes new top SANDF command

One of Parliament’s dedicated defence oversight committees – the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) – has welcomed the new appointments to the Military...

Malians to vote next February

Mali will hold legislative and presidential elections on February 27 next year to restore a democratic government after last year's military coup, the transitional...

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Otterpack presents the world first manpack portable, hybrid power, full reverse osmosis water purification system

Renowned portable water purification specialists Otterpack LLC are expanding even further into the African market and are in discussions with countries across Africa for...

British Long Range Reconnaissance Group Completes Deterrence Operation in Mali

British troops have returned from a successful month-long operation to conducting deep reconnaissance and deterring terrorist groups in Mali. The Long Range Recce Group (Mali)...

Mambas join G5 Sahel efforts in Niger

Sixteen Mamba armoured personnel carriers (APCs) have joined the G5 Sahel Joint Force in northern Niger as part of efforts to combat terrorism, transnational...

SVI completes first armoured Amaroks

SVI Engineering has completed the first of three armoured Amarok bakkies, which provide protection against AK-47 and R1 assault rifle bullets. The new 190 kW...

Second ex-Italian FREMM frigate delivered to Egypt

The Egyptian Navy has received the second FREMM frigate, ENS Bernees, from Italy. The vessel arrived in Alexandria on 14 April. ENS Bernees was formerly...

Nigerian Navy receives new survey vessel NNS Lana

The Nigerian Navy has taken delivery of the purpose-built survey vessel NNS Lana at the Ocea shipyard in France. The vessel was handed over during...

MMIPV names await Ministerial approval

The Ministerial stamp of approval is all that remains for the new SA Navy (SAN) platforms – its multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) –...

Confiscated abalone numbers drop as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions bite

The amount of poached abalone confiscated by South African authorities dropped from 66 tons in 2018 to 13 tons in 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions...

Egypt becomes 34th member nation of the Combined Maritime Forces

Egypt has become the 34th member of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), a multinational coalition committed to countering illicit non-state actors on the high...

Gulf of Guinea retains world piracy hotspot status

Africa, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, remains the world hotspot for piracy with 43% of all incidents reported in the first quarter of this...

Turkey, Libya committed to eastern Mediterranean maritime accord

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey and Libya were committed to a 2019 maritime demarcation accord in the eastern Mediterranean, after...

Iran cargo ship attacked in Red Sea – Al Arabiya TV

An Iranian cargo ship has come under attack in the Red Sea, Al Arabiya TV reported on Tuesday, quoting unnamed sources, and semi-official Iranian...

One death in DR Congo UN protests

At least one person was killed by security forces during protests against UN peacekeepers in Oicha in the restive east of the Democratic Republic...

Police reservist training starts

The SA Police Service (SAPS) started training of more than 2 000 reservists and security officers at its academies nationwide. The cohort previously served as...

ISS: Battle for power and wealth fuels Kenya’s Kapedo conflict

Government and local leaders should prioritise boundary demarcation and security to resolve the deadly border dispute. The killing of a senior police officer in Kenya’s...

Tunisian journalists protest over new head of state news agency

Tunisian police on Tuesday clashed with journalists at the state news agency demonstrating against a new chief executive whose appointment they see as an...

At least 34 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Djibouti, IOM says

At least 34 people drowned when a boat carrying migrants from Yemen capsized off the coast of Djibouti, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)...

Multi-country Interpol human trafficking operation

An Interpol-led crackdown on human trafficking and migrant smuggling saw authorities in Africa and Europe rescue 500 human trafficking victims including children and identifying...

At least four migrants found dead on boat off Canary Islands

At least four people were found dead on a migrant boat off the Canary Island of El Hierro on Sunday, the Spanish Red Cross...

SANDF highlights Op Corona first quarter successes

In the first three months of the year soldiers deployed on border protection confiscated contraband, narcotics, recovered stolen vehicles and handed 12 500 illegal...

Child soldier turned LRA commander testifies at ICC

A former Ugandan child soldier who became a top commander in the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) old judges at the International Criminal Court...

Sexual violence a weapon of war in Tigray

Sexual violence is used as a weapon of war in Ethiopia's Tigray, the UN aid chief told the Security Council, prompting the US envoy...

Nigerians flee armed attacks

Upwards of 65 000 people in north-eastern Nigeria fled their homes after an assault by armed groups on a border town, while apparently targeted...

Special Report: Health official alleges ‘sexual slavery’ in Tigray; women blame soldiers

The young mother was trying to get home with food for her two children when she says soldiers pulled her off a minibus in...

Germany will synchronize withdrawal from Afghanistan with US, minister says

Germany will match US plans for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said, adding she expected a NATO decision to...

Biden administration proceeding with $23 billion weapon sales to UAE

US President Joe Biden’s administration has told Congress it is proceeding with more than $23 billion in weapons sales to the United Arab Emirates,...

Yemen’s Houthis say they attacked Saudi Aramco facilities; no Saudi confirmation

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Monday it had fired 17 drones and two ballistic missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including Saudi Aramco...

Saudi-led coalition intensifies Yemen air strikes, hits grains port

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen unleashed dozens of air strikes against what it called Houthi military targets in the country’s north, including the...

UK corporate report for defence in a competitive age sees major cuts and acquisitions

UK corporate report for defence in a competitive age sees major cuts as well as acquisitions Britain’s Defence Secretary has set out the future vision...

Companies need to prepare for more political disturbances and violence, analysts warn

A significant increase in the number of riots, demonstrations and vandalism, as terrorism events decline, means civil unrest is now the main political risk...

Major arms sales flat in 2016-20 for first time in more than a decade

International deliveries of arms were flat in the period 2016-2020, ending more than a decade of increases, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)...
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‘As long as it lasts’: Rolls-Royce says can weather crisis despite record loss

Rolls-Royce has enough funding to weather the crisis in the aviation industry caused by the pandemic, its chief executive said on Thursday, after the...

Direction Finding Antennas and Accuracy – Part 1: Accuracy and Sensitivity

It is sometimes said that: “If you can’t convince them, confuse them!”.  Nowhere is this more apparent than the minefield which is antenna datasheets...

Construction of space weather centre launched in Hermanus

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has officially started construction of a new 24-hour state-of-the-art Regional Space Weather Centre in Hermanus. The start of...

SANDF concludes 2020 Defence Engineering, Science and Technology conference

The annual Defence Engineering, Science and Technology Conference (DESTC) 2020 held last month in Thaba Tshwane saw members from all South African National Defence...

CSIR marks 75 years of improving South African lives

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) reached a significant milestone as 5 October marked 75 years of existence. Establish in 1945, the CSIR...

15 Squadron in Drakensberg rescue

A 60-year-old hiker with head injuries was rescued from a precarious site in the Drakensberg thanks to the efforts of the provincial nature conservation...

Third and final Enstrom 480B handed over to Botswana Police

Safomar Aviation has handed over the third and final Enstrom 480B helicopter to the Botswana Police Service Air Support Branch. The first aircraft, BPS-11, was...

NIMASA helicopters delivered

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has taken delivery of its two AW109 helicopter from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters. They will be used...

Additional helicopters to join the Mozambican military as mercenaries are eased back

Mozambique’s military will soon start using Mi-17 and Mi-24 helicopters in the fight against insurgents in Cabo Delgado province as Dyck Advisory Group (DAG)...

Boeing delivers 29 aircraft in March; orders positive for second straight month

Boeing Co said on Tuesday it delivered 29 aircraft in March, up from 20 a year earlier, with the US planemaker’s net orders staying...

IATA outlines main priorities for aviation in Africa

Financial relief, the safe reopening of borders and planning for the safe restart of operations are the main priorities for aviation in Africa, the...

Transformation imperative in aviation: Mbalula

Transformation in the aviation sector remains a challenge, with the 2020/21 financial year aviation statistics showing that no meaningful progress has been made in...

South Africa needs to start planning now for the safe restart of aviation – IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged South Africa to start planning for the safe resumption of international air travel to help repair...

Yemen’s Houthis say they attacked Aramco, Patriot targets in Jazan

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group used drones and missiles to attack targets in the southern Saudi city of Jazan, it said on Thursday, including one...

Germany backs 3 billion euro contract for European military drone

The German parliament’s budget committee on Wednesday approved a 3 billion euro ($3.59 billion) contract for the development of a European military drone to...

Explosives-laden drone targets US forces at Iraq’s Erbil airport

A drone dropped explosives near US forces stationed at Erbil airport in northern Iraq late on Wednesday, Kurdish officials said, with no immediate reports...

Kenyan drone academy founder hopes to help aspiring pilots soar

In 2017, Nairobi-based producer Tony Mwangi headed to South Africa to retrain as a drone pilot instructor, hoping to get a head start in...

Leader of Mali’s rebel alliance CMA dies from gunshot wounds

The leader of Mali’s Tuareg-led rebel alliance has died from gunshot wounds sustained in an attack by unidentified gunmen outside his home on Tuesday,...

Chad makes arrests over alleged pre-election bomb and murder plot

Chad’s interior ministry said it had arrested several people after uncovering a plot to assassinate prominent political figures and bomb polling stations and the...

Dlodlo vows to rid State Security of corruption

State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has reiterated the State Security Agency’s determination to fight corruption from within its ranks. Dlodlo made the commitment in a...

Uganda says it has signed security agreement with Egypt amid tensions over Ethiopia dam

Uganda and Egypt have signed a military intelligence sharing agreement, the east African country said late on Wednesday, against a backdrop of rising tensions...

White House blames Russian spy agency for SolarWinds hack

The White House said Russia’s foreign intelligence service, the SVR, was responsible for the SolarWinds hack, which led to the compromise of nine federal...

Israel says it thwarted foreign cyber attack on defence industry

Israel said on Wednesday it thwarted a cyber attack on its defence industry by a hacking group known as Lazarus, which the United States...

Swedish prosecutor says Russia’s GRU hacked Sweden’s sports body

Swedish prosecutors said on Tuesday an investigation showed that Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency had carried out serious data secrecy breaches at Sweden’s sports...

Iran says Natanz nuclear site hit by terrorism – TV

An incident at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility on Sunday was caused by an act of “nuclear terrorism”, the country’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi...

CV of General Rudzani Maphwanya

Rudzani Maphwanya was born on 23 November 1960 in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. He completed his secondary schooling at the Mphaphuli High...

Speech: Ramaphosa on appointment of new SANDF leadership

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the appointment of the Chief of the South African National Defence Force and members of The Military Command...

Speech: Mabuza on engagement with military veterans

Opening remarks by Deputy President David Mabuza during the Gauteng Hybrid Provincial Engagement with Military Veterans, 9 April 2021. Allow me to firstly extend my...

Speech: Buthelezi at the memorial of Des Barker and Rama Iyer, 30 March 2021

The families of Major General Barker and Colonel Iyer, Chief of Staff South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Lieutenant General Yam, members of the...

Turkey to send delegation to Egypt in May, foreign ministers to meet later

Turkey will send a delegation led by its deputy foreign minister to Egypt in early May, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, as...

ISS: Sahel counter-terrorism takes a heavy toll on civilians

Military operations that cause civilian deaths and violate human rights are fuelling terrorist groups’ propaganda. National and foreign forces deployed to fight terrorism in the...

Great Lakes region taking on challenges – UN

Despite COVID-19 challenges, countries in Africa’s Great Lakes region are “on the right track” as leaders push forward on political, security and economic co-operation,...

SADC commits to finding solution to Mozambique attacks

SADC Heads of State have reiterated commitment to contribute towards the efforts of bringing about lasting peace and security, as well as reconciliation and...

Bridges link Ekhamanzi community to schools, clinics

Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) Minister Patricia de Lille and KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Kwazi Mshengu are set to unveil three bridges in Ekhamanzi, in...

US Army Corps of Engineers establishes permanent presence in Africa to support key missions on continent

The US Army Corps of Engineers recently established a permanent presence on the ground in Africa to oversee key US Africa Command (AFRICOM) projects. Europe...

Bailey bridge construction launched in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Bheki Ntuli, in partnership with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), officially launched a strategic...

KBR wins $65 million contract to support US bases in Djibouti and Kenya

Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) has been awarded a $64.8 million US military contract to support base operations at three locations in Djibouti and...

Analysis: SANDF appointments

The new South African National Defence Force (SANDF) senior appointments announced by President Ramaphosa this week merit comment, not on the persons but on...

Opinion: The South African defence industry and the God of Opportunity

defenceWeb recently published an article indicating that aerospace, maritime and defence industry association AMD, and I assume the whole member grouping, is looking to...

Opinion: SA Defence Review – good to great defence capability?

A question on a lot of lips is have we managed to achieve the goal of Arresting the Decline of critical defence capabilities as...

SANDF’s emblems explained

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has released a detailed explanation of the meaning behind the emblems of the SANDF and its branches...
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