9 SAI renovations continue

Renovations of 9 South African Infantry (SAI) Battalion accommodation have almost been completed and are due to be finished by the end of June. The...

New COO for Denel

Denel has appointed a new Group Chief Operations Officer, with Khohlong William Hlakoane to take up the position from 1 July. In its latest Stakeholder...

South Africa joins international space weather monitoring community

South Africa is looking to take a leading role in the international space weather monitoring community, as it moves to become a key provider...

Navy marks 25 years of democracy in SA

Twenty-five years of democracy and a national defence force representative of all South Africans will this year be marked by the SA Navy. Tshintsha, a...

Tunisia approves law excluding presidential candidate leading in polls

Tunisia’s parliament passed an amendment to its electoral law on Tuesday that would bar businessman Nabil Karoui, owner of a private TV station critical...

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Libya operating Pantsir-S1 air defence systems

It appears Libyan forces are operating Pantsir-S1 air defence systems delivered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Photos emerged on 18 June showing what appears...

General dynamics awarded support contract for Moroccan Abrams tanks

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $16 million contract to provide technical support for Morocco’s Abrams main battle tanks. The US Department of...

US delivers military equipment to Niger

The United States has delivered an initial batch of military equipment to Niger as part of efforts to strengthen the G5 Sahel group’s fight...

Mechem clears thousands of landmines in Turkey

The enviable reputation built up by Denel Group company Mechem continues to grow with a report from Turkey showing it removed more than four...

Durban port call for French patrol vessel

French naval vessel Le Champlain arrives in Durban on Monday for a routine port call – the first for one the B2M multi-mission platforms...

SA’s marine protection increases

The gazetting of a network of 20 new representative Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has increased South Africa’s marine ecosystem area...

Kenyan Navy visits Mozambique

The Kenyan Navy vessel KNS Jasiri has stopped in Maputo, Mozambique, whilst on a training cruise and delivered nearly 6 tons of medical supplies...

Damen building offshore vessel for De Beers Namibia

Damen Shipyards Group has started construction of a new offshore vessel for De Beers Marine Namibia, which will use it for marine diamond recovery. A...

Piracy, smuggling and trafficking to come under the spotlight at IMDEC 2019

The Ghana Navy will host over fifteen Chiefs of Navies from across Africa along with 250 international senior officials from Navies, Coast Guards and...

Tanker attacks seen as calibrated but risky Iranian response to U.S. sanctions

If, despite its firm denials, Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf last week and a further four last month,...

New marine protected areas need patrolling – ISS

The recent gazetting of 20 new marine protected areas (MPAs) in terms of South Africa’s Operation Phakisa to develop the blue economy is welcoming...

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion

The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and...

Some seek constitutional vacuum in Algeria – claim

Algeria’s army chief of staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah accused some parties of favouring a constitutional vacuum to prolong the country’s political crisis. Veteran...

Algerian protesters mark arrests

Thousands of protesters gathered in the Algerian capital for the 17th consecutive Friday, demanding removal of the ruling elite and prosecution of officials linked...

Senegal gas protest

Senegalese riot police fired tear gas and detained more than 20 people at an unsanctioned protest in Dakar over a BBC report of allegations...

Two arrested after Anti-Gang Unit attack

The Western Cape police’s Anti-Gang Unit on Wednesday night arrested two suspects and seized firearms as well as an assortment of ammunition in the...

Migrant boat missing off Spain

Spanish rescue services are searching for at least 20 people missing from a migrant boat found adrift in the Mediterranean after a passenger ferry...

Stranded migrant group to be repatriated

Tunisia allowed dozens of migrants, mostly from Bangladesh, to disembark after three weeks stranded in the Mediterranean, so they can return to their home...

Joint Operations Chief on standby for border shooting incident talks

An indication of how seriously South Africa’s national defence force is approaching last weekend’s border shooting incident comes with the announcement that the Joint...

Border shooting incident investigation goes “high level”

The exchange of gunfire between South African soldiers and Mozambican border police at the weekend has escalated to the point of “a high level...

DR Congo insecurity hampers response to measles outbreak

Insecurity in north-east Congo is hampering a measles vaccination drive and forcing people to flee, local responders said, complicating efforts to control the spread...

ISS: After 50 years, Africa’s refugee policy still leads

‘Africa has set the gold standard for solidarity’ on refugee response, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stated at the African Union (AU) summit in...

More than 300 000 flee DR Congo violence

More than 300,000 people fled inter-ethnic violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since early June, complicating tracing and treatment of patients at risk...

Gunmen kill 41 in central Mali

Unidentified gunmen on motorcycles attacked two villages in central Mali, killing at least 41 people in a part of the country where ethnic reprisal...

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran has shot down a U.S. drone which the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday was flying over southern Iran, raising fears that a...

Turkey to push for trial of Egypt government over Mursi death

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed to try to ensure the Egyptian government is tried in international courts for the death of former...

Saudi crown prince linked to Khashoggi murder in U.N. report

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against...

Russia and Turkey broker ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib

Russia and Turkey have brokered a complete ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib province between Syrian government forces and rebels, Russian news agencies cited the Russian...

Global fighter aircraft market worth $260 billion over next decade

A total of 3 401 fighter aircraft, worth $264.2 billion, will be produced from 2019 through 2028, according to a new study. In  "The Market for...

Netherlands set to prosecute suspects in MH17 airliner downing

International investigators are set on Wednesday to launch criminal proceedings against suspects in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine...

Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show

Safety concerns, trade wars and growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at the world’s largest planemakers as they arrive at this...

Spain joins France and Germany in race to build Europe’s next combat jet

Spain on Monday joined a Franco-German project to build a next-generation fighter jet, an initiative touted as key to ensuring Europe can defend itself...

CSIR developing synthetic aperture radar

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is developing synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology for aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and satellites. The Council...

CSIR continues to deliver DRFM devices

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) continues to deliver its Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) devices, used in electronic warfare applications, to...

Hovering into battle

Although people have been flying for more than a century, personal flight remains elusive. Take for example Bell Aerosystems’ Rocket Belt, which was designed in...

US warhead destroys electronics, not buildings

The U.S. Air Force has deployed at least 20 missiles equipped with payloads that can destroy military electronics. The missile uses high-power microwaves (HPMs)...

Malian Mi-35 spotted ahead of delivery

Mali’s Air Force is set to take delivery of another Mi-35M attack helicopter from Russia, with the aircraft seen undergoing test flights earlier this...

Morocco seeking Apaches

Morocco is looking to acquire a number of Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the United States, with the deal to be concluded within...

Another Nigerian AW109 spotted

Leonardo Helicopters has flown a third AW109E Power helicopter destined for the Nigerian Air Force, with the rotorcraft undergoing pre-delivery test flights in Italy. The...

Exclusive – 19 Squadron Oryx pilot nominated for top UN peacekeeping medal

The phrases “remarkable courage” and “extraordinary threat” written by no less a person than the UN Secretary-General do not affect the man they were...

African commercial aviation services market worth $215 billion through 2028 – Boeing

The African commercial aviation services market will be worth $215 billion through 2028 and the continent will require 1 160 airliners, according to a...

Angola’s Bestfly receiving ATR 72s

Angolan airline Bestfly is due to take delivery of two ATR 72-600 regional airliners from lessor Acia Aero to operate corporate and charter services...

First flight of teen-built Sling 4 light aircraft ahead of trans-continental journey

Tedderfield Airfield, south of Johannesburg, over the weekend witnessed the public unveiling and first flight of a Sling 4 light aircraft built by a...

South African Airways requests urgent state funding as it appoints interim CEO

South African Airways (SAA) appointed its head of operations as acting chief executive on Friday and said it needs 4 billion rand ($265 million)...

Unauthorised drone flying disrupts flights at Singapore airport

One of two runways at Singapore’s main airport closed for short periods on Tuesday and Wednesday because of “confirmed sightings of unauthorised drone flying”,...

Extinction Rebellion delays drone protest at Britain’s Heathrow until after summer

Climate activism group Extinction Rebellion has postponed until later this year a plan to shut down Britain’s Heathrow Airport using drones and published on...

African Development Bank showcases impact of Korean drone technology for agriculture

Drone technology is being used to collect and analyse data, and monitor irrigated areas, combat pests At a special event highlighting the partnership between the...

Advances in drone technology come under the spotlight

Advances in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, technology were once again under the spotlight at a Drone Conference held at Emperor’s Palace last...

Islamic State claims Borno killings

Islamic State’s West African branch carried out an attack on a Nigerian army base in north-eastern Borno state and its fighters killed 12 soldiers. A...

Three convicted for aiding terror attack on Kenyan university

A Kenyan court convicted three people of terrorism-related offences for helping Somali Islamist militants carry out a 2015 attack on a university that killed 148...

DR Congo army guarding copper mine

DR Congo’s military has deployed soldiers to protect a major copper and cobalt mine owned by China Molybdenum Co Ltd from illegal miners, an...

Air strike hits oil company warehouse

A storehouse belonging to Libya’s Mellitah Oil & Gas, a joint-venture between the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Italy’s ENI, was damaged in an...

U.N. surveillance expert urges global moratorium on sale of spyware

The world should impose a moratorium on the sale and use of surveillance software until there are rules in place to stop governments using...

Iran says it dismantled a U.S. cyber espionage network

Iran said on Monday it had exposed a large cyber espionage network it alleged was run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and...

Russia thwarts U.S. cyber attacks on its infrastructure

Russia has uncovered and thwarted attempts by the United States to carry out cyber attacks on the control systems of Russian infrastructure, Russian news...

General Barker to speak at EWSA 2019 conference

Retired Major General Des Barker will be one of the keynote speakers at the Electronic Warfare South Africa (EWSA) 2019 conference, taking place at...

Document: Department of Defence annual report 2017-18

The Department of Defence has released its annual report for the 2017/18 financial year. Click here to view the document: DoD_Annual_Report_2017-18

Read the DoD annual report

With currently no indication when the Department of Defence (DoD) website (www.dod.mil.za) will be up and running again, defenceWeb has decided to...

Speech: Cyril Ramaphosa at the opening of AAD 2018

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the opening of the Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria, 19 September...

Speech: Mapisa-Nqakula at AAD 2018 media breakfast

Address by the minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, on the occasion of the official media breakfast of the Africa...