SAAMDEC invited to take part in India’s International Police Expo

The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Export Council (SAAMDEC) has been invited to take part in India’s International Police Expo and India Homeland...

SAAMDEC invited to take part in India’s International Police Expo

The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Export Council (SAAMDEC) has been invited to take part in India’s International Police Expo and India Homeland...

Denel Aeronautics losing contracts

Apart from voluntarily exiting the Airbus A400M components contracts to cut costs, Denel Aeronautics has lost its contracts with GKN and HondaJet due to...

New chiefs of SA Army, Joint Operations, SAMHS announced

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has announced several high-level promotions and transfers, including a new Chief of the Army, new Chief of...

US Treasury puts sanctions on Guptas

The US Treasury sanctioned three Gupta family members, friends of former South African President Jacob Zuma accused of influence-peddling and a business associate for...

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U.S Africa Command and the Ghana Armed Forces host 2019 North and West Africa Directors of Military Intelligence Conference United States Africa Command (Africom) and...

UN Register of Conventional Arms sheds light on African arms imports

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly recently released a report on conventional arms trades that provides new data on exports to African countries, which...

Chad’s military receives more vehicles from the US

The United States has delivered another batch of vehicles to Chad’s military as it helps equip the force to fight Islamist extremists in the...

Estonian soldiers using THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles in Mali

Estonian infantry serving with the United Nations mission in Mali have for the first time used a THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) whilst on...

Missiles hit tanker off Saudi

An Iranian-owned oil tanker was hit by two missiles in the Red Sea off the Saudi port city Jeddah, Iran’s state television reported, quoting...

Springs Cadets train in Durban

Six sea cadets and one officer from Training Ship Springs of the South African Sea Cadets were recently selected to attend a specialised training...

Algerian patrol boat deliveries nearly concluded

France’s Ocea has nearly fulfilled Algeria’s order for ten FPB 98 patrol boats, having delivered six, with the seventh to follow shortly. The third vessel,...

First Russo/Sino/SA naval exercise set for November

Come the last week in November, SA Navy fleet headquarters at Simon’s Town will be a hive of activity as three navies prepare for...

FS Nivose seizes hashish in the Arabian Sea

The French warship FS Nivose, part of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) has seized more than two and a half tons of hashish from...

ISS: Safety in the Red Sea corridor can’t be taken for granted

The Red Sea and the adjacent Gulf of Aden face many potential threats to free movement, ranging from the presence of non-state armed groups...

Green Scorpions making a difference in maritime law enforcement

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), though its Green Scorpions law enforcement division, is a major contributor to the marine protection services...

Defence budget sinks Navy

Chief of the South African Navy (SAN), Vice Admiral Mosiwa Hlongwane, has told Parliament that if the Navy does not get a budget that...

ISS: Better police use of data could cut South Africa’s crime

Each year in September, the South African Police Service (SAPS) releases crime statistics for a 12-month period ending on 31 March, which means the...

SA will protect immigrants

Government emphasised its commitment to protecting the rights of foreign nationals living in South Africa. This is amid media reports of foreign nationals allegedly staging...

Shooting as Iraqi protests escalate

At least eight people were killed in new clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters in the sixth day of unrest with the...

Stun guns, new ROEs for Nigerian police

Nigerian police plan to acquire stun guns and revise rules of engagement in an effort to curb the use of deadly force, the inspector...

Ramaphosa tells NCOP high-tech equipment needed for border security

President Cyril Ramaphosa this week told the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) “a range of complementary measures” was coming to address cross border crimes. ...

Millions spent flying undocumented migrants out of SA

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) spent almost R9 million in a five month period this year on air tickets and charter flights to...

Arrests in connection with illegal lion bone smuggling

Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy congratulated the Green Scorpions on the arrest of three suspects in connection with lion bone smuggling. “The success...

Med migrant death toll tops thousand mark

More than 1 000 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea this year, the sixth year in a row that “bleak milestone” has been reached,...

Zuma to stand trial on corruption charges

]South African former President Jacob Zuma will stand trial on corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal after court denied him a...

Rwanda deports US pastor

Rwanda deported an American pastor hours after his arrest for “disturbing public order”, officials said. Gregg Schoof was arrested on Monday and deported the...

Big illegal firearms haul in KZN

KwaZulu-Natal police scored a major victory against crime when they seized 187 illegal firearms and 1 801 rounds of ammunition during operations in September. In...

Amhara protesters teargassed

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Syrian Kurdish militia bombarded

Turkish warplanes and artillery hit Kurdish militia targets in north-east Syria on the third day of an offensive that killed hundreds, forced thousands to...

Turkish refugee resettlement plan worries allies

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Houthi attack foiled

The Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed an explosives-laden boat launched from Yemen by the Iran-aligned Houthi group, an incident that could further increase regional...

Yemen Houthis threaten UAE targets

Yemen’s Houthi group said it identified dozens of sites in the United Arab Emirates as possible targets, an attempt to stress its military clout...

US policy shift on Syria a sign of Trump “unchained”

In just a few hours US President Donald Trump upended his own policy on Syria with a chaotic series of pronouncements, blindsiding foreign allies,...

New missiles in China anniversary parade

China’s military displayed new equipment at a parade in central Beijing to mark 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic, including hypersonic-glide...

Taliban talks dead – Trump

US President Donald Trump proclaimed talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders dead, while the general in charge said the US military is likely to ramp...

Kabul blast – Taliban claim responsibility

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion that rocked Afghan capital Kabul killing at least five, wounding dozens and shaking windows and...

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...

ISS: Is Africa ready for weapons that call their own shots?

Robotic weapons that once activated can select and attack targets without any further human intervention are being developed by the United States, China, Russia,...

US Air Force starts using first certified 3D printed aircraft parts

The United States Air Force’s 60th Maintenance Squadron has become the first field unit in the Air Force to be certified with an industrial-sized...

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...

Kenyan MD530Fs to be delivered by year-end

The Kenyan military will receive six MD530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters by the end of this year, with training and support contracts having just been...

Asia set to be largest market for light military rotorcraft

A total of 1 854 light military rotorcraft will be produced during the 15-year timeframe between 2019 and 2033, according to a new forecast,...

Nigerian Air Force reactivates another EC-135 helicopter

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has inducted another EC-135 helicopter, NAF 549, into service after it was reactivated in-country by NAF personnel in collaboration...

Airlines Association of Southern Africa to discuss aviation’s economic support

Impediments to the success of African carriers and the economies they support will be topics for discussion at the Airlines Association of Southern Africa’s...

Ethiopian Airlines emergency landing

An Ethiopian Airlines aircraft made an emergency landing minutes after taking off in Senegal after an engine caught fire, an airport spokesman said. None...

SA re-elected to ICAO Council

South Africa’s re-election to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council is an affirmation of its contribution in shaping the evolution of aviation, according...

South African commercial aviation activity picks up in second quarter

Activity in the South African commercial aviation industry recovered in the second quarter of this year, recording a nearly ten per cent improvement over...

Major drone contract for Israeli firm

Israeli defence firm Elbit Systems has won a contract worth $153 million to supply the army of a country in south-east Asia with unmanned...

Big drone on campus

United Parcel Service has won the US government’s first full approval to operate a drone airline, giving it a lead in the nascent US...

Amazon helps deliver crocodile-spotting drones

An Australian maker of drones used to spot sharks near surf beaches partnered with online retailer Amazon.com and other firms to create a drone...

Two flights diverted from Dubai due to suspected drones

Two flights were diverted from Dubai International Airport on Sunday due to suspected drone activity, the hub’s operator said, at least the second disruption...

EU warns of 5G cybersecurity risks

The European Union warned the risk of increased cyberattacks by state-backed entities but refrained from singling out China and its telecoms equipment market leader...

Iraq scrambles to stop violence

Days of deadly anti-government protests in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities brought few real concessions but when bloodshed spread to a particular poor, restive...

Al Qaeda affiliate claims Mali attack

Al Qaeda’s West Africa affiliate claimed responsibility for co-ordinated, deadly attacks last week on army bases in central Mali. Thirty-eight soldiers were killed and...

The arrival of ISIS in Southern Africa

The ‘arrival’ of ISIS in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in the north of Mozambique should be causing some concern at Defence...

Moroccan activists hacked

Moroccan human rights activists were targeted by hackers armed with sophisticated computing spying software amid a government crackdown on protests, according to research by...

Apple pulls police app

Apple removed an app Hong Kong protesters used to track police movements from its app store, saying it violated rules because it was used...

Facebook accounts in four countries removed

Facebook removed hundreds of pages, groups and accounts on its platforms for “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” linked to operations in Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates,...

Rheinmetall share price drops after malware attack

German arms and car parts maker Rheinmetall was hit by a malware attack affecting production at sites in the United States, Mexico and Brazil,...

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...