Denel board exits linked to lack of budget funds, official says

A series of resignations from the board of directors of state-owned defence company Denel is linked to funding not being made available in the...

Pilots injured in ATAC Mirage F1 runway excursion

Both pilots aboard an Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) Mirage F1B aircraft sustained non-life-threatening injuries when their aircraft slid off the runway at Tyndall...

Finance minister nixes defence committee budget recommendations

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has shot down calls by the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) for more funding for border security,...

Tunisia’s main party holds huge rally as government row grows

Tunisia’s biggest political party assembled an immense crowd of supporters in the capital on Saturday in a show of strength that could fuel a...

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Milkor UAE unveils automatic grenade launcher at IDEX 2021

Milkor UAE has officially unveiled its automatic grenade launcher (AGL) at IDEX 2021, alongside other products like a new unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV). Milkor...

Paramount and Bharat Forge agreement secures Indian Army vehicle order

Bharat Forge Limited, part of the Kalyani Group, which has partnered with Paramount Group to produce Mbombe 4/Kalyani M4 4x4 armoured vehicles in India,...

Paramount and Bharat Forge to produce armoured vehicles in India

Paramount Group and Bharat Forge Limited have announced a cooperation agreement that will see them manufacture armoured vehicles in India. The agreement was signed...

US, French forces conduct joint artillery training

US Army Soldiers assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF) in support of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and French...

France’s UFAST launches Senegalese patrol boat

France’s UFAST shipyard has launched a 33 metre patrol boat for Senegal, with delivery scheduled for the end of March. The vessel, named Taouay, was...

US destroyer docks in Sudan for the first time in decades

A US naval destroyer docked on Sudan’s Red Sea coast on Monday in the latest sign of thawing relations with the United States, a...

Midlife upgrades for SAN platforms on hold pending funding – Armscor

The midlife upgrades of SA Navy (SAN) prime mission equipment – its frigates and submarines – are at concept and feasibility study phases with...

Egypt takes delivery of more Lurssen patrol boats

Lurssen has delivered a second batch of patrol boats to Egypt as part of an order for ten vessels. AIS data showed a second batch...

De Haas interceptors delivered to Nigeria

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has received more DHM1050 interceptor boats from De Haas Maasluis in the Netherlands for its Deep...

Israeli-owned ship in Dubai for assessment after explosion

An Israeli-owned ship hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman strategic waterway has arrived at a port in Dubai, where is it...

Royal Navy warship seizes over $15 million worth of narcotics in Arabian Sea

The Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose has intercepted over 2 400 kg of illicit drugs as a result of back-to-back successful interdictions in the...

International Maritime Organisation urges action to deter piracy in Gulf of Guinea

The United Nations’ International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has expressed deep concern about the escalation in the number and severity of attacks on ships and...

Insurgents seize, then leave government stronghold in northeast Nigeria

Islamic State insurgents left the town of Dikwa on Tuesday after seizing and overrunning the humanitarian hub and government stronghold in northeastern Nigeria, two...

Suspected Islamists kill nine civilians in central Mali

Suspected Islamist militants riding 4x4 vehicles and armed with machine guns killed nine civilians in attacks on three villages in central Mali late on...

KZN communities urged to protect state vehicles

KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza has made an impassioned plea to provincial citizens to play their part and protect government employees from falling...

At least two killed in skirmish at Chad opposition candidate’s house

At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo...

Police pounce on R500 million cocaine haul

National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, has lauded the police in the Western Cape for seizing cocaine valued at over R500 million from a...

Soldiers seize R18 million worth of smuggled cigarettes

The seizure and subsequent search of an 18 metre truck/trailer rig transporting millions of Rands worth of illegal cigarettes at the Beit Bridge port...

Ivory Coast gendarmes seize record haul of cocaine

 Ivory Coast security forces have seized just over 1 tonne of cocaine in a night operation in a northern district of the commercial capital...

Stolen bakkies recovered near Samora Machel Monument

A soldier’s job is often a thankless task with bad weather not allowed to interfere. Soldiers on border protection found the recent heavy rain...

Pregnant woman, five others killed as ambulance hits land mine in Burkina Faso

A pregnant woman and five other people died when an ambulance carrying them hit a land mine in northern Burkina Faso, in an area...
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‘Crying and moving’: Nigerian schoolgirls recount forced march kidnap ordeal

Gunmen who kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria last week beat them and threatened to shoot them during a...
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‘They said they’ll shoot’: Nigerian schoolgirls recount kidnap ordeal

Gunmen have freed all 279 girls kidnapped from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, officials said on Tuesday, as victims described how their abductors...

AgriSA bemoans murders of farmers and police

Within days of Police Minister Bheki Cele delivering the bad in terms of crime statistics more South Africans were murdered. This in itself, is not...

US failure to sanction prince for Khashoggi killing ‘dangerous’: UN expert

A UN human rights investigator said on Monday that it was “extremely dangerous” for the United States to have named Saudi Arabia’s de facto...

Iraq militia denies role in anti-US attacks, welcomes pressure on Saudi

An Iran-aligned Iraqi militia group on Tuesday denied any role in recent rocket attacks against US targets in Iraq, but said an attack against...

Violence against civilians surges in Afghanistan after peace talks: UN report

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan escalated sharply after peace talks began last year, the United Nations said in a report released on Tuesday, calling for...
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Yemen’s Houthis raise stakes in Marib ‘blood bath’, sources say

Hundreds of fighters have been killed in a weeks-long Houthi offensive on the Yemeni region of Marib, military sources and a local official said...

Gulf War Illness not caused by exposure to depleted uranium, study finds

Debris from depleted uranium munitions used in the Gulf War has long been blamed for contributing to the illness of hundreds of thousands of...

US says returning to “flawed” UN human rights forum

The United States said on Monday it would return as an observer to the UN Human Rights Council, which it quit under the Trump...

Rolls-Royce plans two-week shutdown of civil aerospace business

Britain’s Rolls-Royce said on Sunday it is proposing a two week operational shutdown of its civil aerospace unit over the summer as it manages...

Facebook faces a reckoning in Myanmar after blocked by military

The Myanmar military’s shutdown of Facebook access following the ouster of the democratically elected Aung San Suu Kyi caps years of tension between the...

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...

Praise for Limpopo learner who invented anti-GBV tool

Limpopo Education MEC Polly Boshielo has commended a learner who has invented a device to help curb human trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV). Bohlale Mphahlele,...

AlphaDogfight trials foreshadow future of human-machine symbiosis

A small Maryland company took first place in August's AlphaDogfight Trials Final event, a three-day competition designed to demonstrate advanced algorithms capable of performing...

22 Squadron fights Western Cape fires

Fire season has arrived in the Western Cape and the SA Air Force (SAAF) via its Air Force Base Ysterplaat–based helicopter squadron is contributing...

Second group of Botswana police pilots training on Enstrom 480B

The second group of pilots from the Botswana Police Service Air Support Branch have arrived in South Africa for their second Enstrom 480B Helicopter...

SAAF helicopters to the rescue

Rotary-winged aircraft from SA Air Force (SAAF) squadrons in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal were major components of recent rescue operations. AFB Swartkop-based 17 Squadron dispatched one...

Ivory Coast receives second replacement Mi-24

The Ivory Coast has taken delivery of a second Mi-24 to replace those that crashed in 2019 and 2020. The second aircraft (TU-VHT) was seen...

Boeing cites risks in design of newest Airbus jet

Boeing Co has raised concerns over the design of arch-rival Airbus’ newest narrow-body jet, the A321XLR, saying a novel type of fuel tank could...

Airbus exploring hybrid-electric aircraft technology

Airbus is working on hybrid-electric propulsion among the options for reducing jetliner emissions, the European planemaker said on Friday. It disclosed the initiative in a...
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Mars rover sends home movie of daredevil descent to landing on red planet

NASA scientists on Monday unveiled first-of-a-kind home movies of last week’s’ daredevil Mars rover landing, vividly showing its supersonic parachute inflation over the red...
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‘Something we’ve never seen’ – Mars rover beams back selfie from moment before landing

NASA scientists on Friday presented striking early images from the picture-perfect landing of the Mars rover Perseverance, including a selfie of the six-wheeled vehicle...

UAE orders Seeker 400 UAVs for its Presidential Guard

The United Arab Emirates Armed Forces have ordered a Seeker 400 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system for the Presidential Guard. The order was announced by...

Boeing to base US Air Force prototype on Australian pilotless combat jet

Boeing Co will use a pilotless, fighter-like jet developed in Australia as the basis for its US Air Force Skyborg prototype, an executive at...

Milkor unveils armed UAV at IDEX 2021

Milkor has officially launched its unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) at the 2021 edition of IDEX in the United Arab Emirates. The company said the...

Paramount launches N-Raven long range swarming UAV system

Paramount Advanced Technologies (PAT) has launched a long-range precision strike swarming unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system called N-Raven. Announced during the IDEX trade show in...

Boko Haram teams up with bandits in Nigeria

The violent extremist group is actively building alliances with gangsters as part of its expansionist agenda. When Boko Haram faction leader Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility...

Dyck Advisory Group to investigate after Amnesty says it shot at civilians in Mozambique

A South African private military firm will hire outside lawyers to look into its activities in Mozambique, it said, after Amnesty International accused it...

ISS: Failure could save South African policing

If police learn from their mistakes and implement those lessons, South Africa could become a safer place. South Africa’s recently released crime statistics reveal worrying increases in...

The violence and insecurity affecting Nigeria

Gunmen have abducted schoolgirls in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, a state spokesman said on Friday. The incident is the second such kidnapping in just over...

Mumbai power outage could have been cyber sabotage, says minister

A power failure that crippled India’s financial capital of Mumbai in western Maharashtra state last year could have been a case of cyber sabotage,...

French minister: Mafia-type gangs likely behind cyber attacks on hospitals

Mafia-type organisations, often based in eastern Europe, are likely to have been behind a recent wave of cyber attacks on French hospitals, rather than...

Twitter removes hundreds of accounts it says are linked to Iran, Russia, Armenia

Twitter said on Tuesday it had taken down 373 accounts which it said had ties to Russia, Armenia and Iran and had breached its...

Ukraine accuses Russian networks of new massive cyber attacks

Ukraine on Monday accused unnamed Russian internet networks of massive attacks on Ukrainian security and defence websites, but gave no details of any damage...

Speech: Ramaphosa on Armed Forces Day

Message by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Commander-In-Chief of the South African National Defence Force, on the occasion of Armed Forces Day 21 February 2021. Minister of Defence...

France stays the course in the Sahel

Despite setbacks, France reaffirmed its commitment to intensify its fight against Islamist insurgents in the Sahel region and sees South Africa as an ally...

US presses Ethiopia to end Tigray violence, protect civilians

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Tuesday pressed Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to end hostilities in the northern Tigray region, citing a...

France tells Chad to open probe after deaths at opposition figure’s home

France’s foreign minister urged Chad to open an independent investigation after at least two people were killed when security forces went to arrest opposition...

US Army commits to its African allies after combining Europe and Africa commands

The United States Army has recently combined its Europe and Africa branches. Considering this consolidation, the US Army held a media briefing that communicated...

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...

Construction of new Durban Air Force Base among Defence Works Formation projects

Construction of Air Force Base Durban at King Shaka International Airport is underway and will see 15 Squadron move there once completed. This is...

UN to host security commodities webinar

The United Nations Procurement Division (UNPD) will next week host a webinar on Security Commodities in order to engage with relevant vendors. The UNPD said...

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...

Time for a long, hard look at the SANDF

The latest defence budget can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back, according to African Defence Review director Darren Olivier, who maintains the...
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