US hands over two vehicles for anti-poaching efforts in Namibia

The US Department of Defence (DoD) handed over two Toyota Land Cruisers to the Namibian Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) on 18...

Union prepares to take Denel to court over unpaid salaries

The United Association of South Africa (UASA) trade union said it is taking Denel to court over the company’s failure to pay employees’ salaries...

44 Squadron working with what’s available

As with other South African Air Force (SAAF) units, 44 Squadron is faced with what is euphemistically termed “challenges” and in its particular case...

Board of inquiry says soldiers not liable for Alexandra man’s death

Soldiers apparently part of a “security forces” group involved in the assault and subsequent death of an Alexandra resident cannot be held liable for...

Niger lost $120 million in arms deals over three years – government audit

Almost 40% of the $312 million Niger spent on defence procurement contracts over the last three years was lost through inflated costs or materiel...

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Morocco acquiring new air defence systems

Morocco’s government has approved a 192 million euro purchase of weapons from France’s MBDA, which are believed to be VL MICA air defence systems. Saad...

Botswana Defence Force hardware delivered via Namibia

Images that have emerged on social media allegedly showing Chinese military vehicles arriving in Cape Town are in fact of Botswana Defence Force (BDF)...

RDM receives follow-on order for plastic explosives

Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has been awarded a nearly R100 million contract to supply plastic explosives in a follow-on contract. The company said the contract...

Kazakhstan orders more Arlan vehicles

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Defence has ordered another batch of Arlan armoured vehicles from Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), which will deliver them in 2021. Paramount on...

Coronavirus puts paid to Ex Ibsamar

There will be no Exercise Ibsamar this year. The tri-nation naval exercise is cancelled, not postponed, according to the Joint Operations Division of the...

Sandock Austral Shipyards making progress with Project Hotel

Sandock Austral Shipyards, previously known as Southern African Shipyards, is moving swiftly ahead with the construction of the South African Navy’s new hydrographic survey...

Egypt launches another locally built corvette

The Egyptian Navy has launched its third locally built Gowind class corvette, which was constructed at the Alexandria Shipyard. The ENS Luxor (986), built by...

Operation Irini up and running in the Mediterranean

The EU naval operation in the Mediterranean, previously concentrating on migrants is up and running with a new mandate and name since the beginning...

Kidnapped captain of Portugal-flagged ship freed-Bulgaria

The Bulgarian captain of a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship who was kidnapped along with seven other sailors by pirates off the coast of Benin last...

Pirates strike off Nigeria

Pirates this week attacked a tanker carrying automotive gas oil (AGO) close to shore off Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in what has been a busy...

After US warning, Iran says its navy will still operate in Gulf

The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Gulf, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday, a day after the United States warned...

Nigerian Navy action nets 10 pirates

Quick reaction by the Nigerian Navy saw a hijacked fishing vessel recovered within hours of being hijacked at the weekend. Praesidium International reports the Chinese...

ISS: Robbery continues on Kenya’s treacherous Isiolo-Moyale highway

Highway robbers continue to terrorise motorists along Kenya’s Isiolo-Moyale highway, a section of the Great North Road that connects Cairo to Cape Town. Although...

Forty villagers killed in massacre in northeast Congo

Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 40 people in northeastern Congo, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of...

Suspected Islamist militia kills at least 17 in northeastern Congo

Suspected Islamist fighters killed at least 17 people in an early morning raid on a village in northeastern Congo on 25 May, a local...

Level 4 sees slight crime increase, stats remain low

While crime in the country continued to remain low during the COVID-19 lockdown, reported cases began to increase after the country moved to level...

US hands over two vehicles for anti-poaching efforts in Namibia

The US Department of Defence (DoD) handed over two Toyota Land Cruisers to the Namibian Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) on 18...

Border safeguarding is a Department of Defence priority

In its strategic plan for the five year period ending 2025, the Department of Defence (DoD) focuses on a number of issues it sees...

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Progress is being made towards establishing the Border Management Authority (BMA), a new body designed to effect tighter controls on South Africa’s 72 ports...

ISS: Security vs efficiency: smart ports in a post-COVID-19 era

Around 90% of Africa’s trade is seaborne. The World Trade Organization has predicted a decline in consumer spending due to COVID-19 that will decrease international trade...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition donates hand sanitiser

On Wednesday 27 May, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) donated 500 bottles of hand sanitiser to St Joseph’s Home for chronically ill children, two weeks...

Burkina prosecutor says cause of death of 12 detainees unclear

A Burkina Faso prosecutor said on Wednesday that a preliminary probe could not determine what caused the death of 12 people in detention cells...

UN warns of possible war crimes in northeastern Congo

Widespread and systematic killings, beheadings, rape and other barbaric acts by militia mostly from the ethnic Lendu community in northeastern Congo may constitute crimes...

Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga denounces charges as “lies”

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, arrested this month after more than two decades on the run, told a French court on Wednesday that the...

Missile attack on Yemen army base in Marib kills seven – sources

Houthi fighters in Yemen fired missiles at a military base of the Saudi-backed government in Marib province, northeast of the capital Sanaa, on Tuesday,...

Iran dismisses new US sanctions as ‘fruitless and repetitive’

Iran dismissed on Thursday new US sanctions on several Iranian officials, saying they were a sign of the complete inefficiency of Washington’s previous sanctions...

UN expresses alarm at violence in Afghanistan as April civilian casualties jump

The United Nations said Afghan civilian casualties jumped to 380 in April, expressing alarm about a “striking deterioration” in respect for international humanitarian law...

Afghans say Taliban behind bloodshed, reject US blame of Islamic State

Afghan officials on Friday blamed the Taliban for a bloody attack on a maternity hospital in the capital, Kabul, this week, rejecting a US...

China’s coronavirus campaign offers glimpse into surveillance system

The coronavirus outbreak in China has given unprecedented glimpses into how an extensive system of surveillance cameras works, as monitoring stations are rebranded epidemic...

Iranian fuel starts arriving in Venezuelan waters despite US warning

The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel for gasoline-starved Venezuela entered the South American country’s exclusive economic zone on Saturday, despite a US...

China defence spending rise at three-decade low, still to grow 6.6%

China’s defence spending this year will rise at the slowest rate in three decades but will still increase by 6.6% from 2019, as the...

Britain’s Rolls-Royce to axe 9 000 jobs in air travel slump

Rolls-Royce plans to cut at least 9 000 jobs, or more than a sixth of its workforce, in the latest blows to the UK...

Future military vehicles could see an improvement in structural materials

Materials used for a soldier's personal protection gear may be tough enough for vehicles too, according to a new US Army study. Findings, released April...

CSIR data contributing to SA’s COVID-19 fight

President Cyril Ramaphosa is confident Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) technology and data will enable South Africa to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19). “As...

UCT develops app to track coronavirus patients

After South Africans commenced a 21-day lockdown on 26 March, a group of researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) continued working on...

CSIR’s Cmore tapped for COVID-19 situational awareness

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Cmore situational awareness system is being customised to service the COVID-19 coronavirus response in South Africa. This...

Nigerian Navy receives AW139 helicopter

The Nigerian Navy has taken delivery of a new AW139 from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters, after the aircraft was ordered in 2016. The arrival of the...

Egypt orders AW149 and AW189 helicopters

Egypt has ordered 24 AW149 combat helicopters and eight AW189 civil models from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters under an 871 million euro contract signed last...

Royal Air Force Chinooks exceed 2 000 flight hours in Mali

The Royal Air Force (RAF) Chinook detachment supporting French troops in Mali has so far logged over 2 000 flight hours, including nearly 340...

Egypt seeking to upgrade Apache helicopters in $2.3 billion deal

Egypt is looking to upgrade and refurbish 43 of its AH-64D Apache attack helicopters to AH-64E standard under a deal that could be worth...

Boeing resumes 737 MAX production at low rate

Boeing Co on Wednesday said it has resumed production of its 737 MAX passenger jet at the company’s Renton, Washington, plant at a “low rate”...

Administrators deny South African Airways set to start flying

Administrators for state-owned South African Airways (SAA) said on Wednesday the airline is not aiming to resume domestic flights from mid-June, rejecting a statement...

Congo Airways goes Embraer

Congo Airways converted a December 2019 order for two E175 aircraft, with purchase rights for two more, into a firm order for two E190-E2...

Virgin Orbit fails first rocket launch attempt from modified plane

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from the belly of a 747 airplane on Monday,...

Can the commercial UAV industry thrive amid coronavirus?

On the eve of South Africa moving from a level five national lockdown to level four, Drone Con held its first webinar under the...

Drones deliver meds to Isle of Wight

A new drone service will reduce delivery times for urgent medical supplies to a hospital on the Isle of Wight off the south coast...

Drones to monitor Portugal fires

Portugal will use long range drones and other surveillance to reinforce monitoring of summer wildfires, officials said responding to concerns over readiness to tackle...

Nigeria, Uganda to receive Aerosonde UAVs

Nigeria and Uganda will be receiving Aerosonde Mk 4.7 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from the United States after contracts were placed with Textron Systems. The...

US military says Russia deployed fighter jets to Libya

The US military said on Tuesday that Russia has deployed fighter aircraft to Libya to support Russian mercenaries fighting for eastern forces, adding to...

Russian fighters flown out of western Libya after Haftar retreat

Russian fighters in Libya were flow out a town south of Tripoli by their Libyan allies after retreating from frontlines at the capital, the...

Libya’s Haftar seeks to rouse forces against Turkey

Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar called on his forces on Saturday to rally against Turkey, which has helped his Tripoli-based rivals turn the tide of...

Tripoli under fire

A withering bombardment shook Tripoli on Sunday as eastern-based forces of Khalifa Haftar fought for new territory in the southern suburbs after losing ground...

Japan defence ministry investigating potential hack of next-gen missile details: Asahi

Japan’s defence ministry is investigating a possible leak of details of a new state-of-the-art missile in a large-scale cyber attack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp,...

Facebook reports spike in takedowns of hate speech, terrorism

Facebook on Tuesday reported a sharp increase in the number of posts it removed for promoting violence and hate speech across its apps, which...

State backed hackers targeting COVID-19 responders

Government-backed hackers are attacking healthcare and research institutions to steal information on efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Britain and the United States said...

Cyber-intel firms pitch governments on spy tools to trace coronavirus

When law enforcement agencies want to gather evidence locked inside an iPhone, they often turn to hacking software from the Israeli firm Cellebrite. By...

Speech: Ramaphosa at Armed Forces Day 2020

Address by Commander-In-Chief, President Cyril Ramaphosa, on the occasion of Armed Forces Day 2020, Polokwane, Limpopo, 21 February 2020. Minister of Defence and Military Veterans,...

Speech: Msimang at SAAF Prestige Day

Air Force Prestige Day Parade Address by the Chief of the SA Air Force, Lieutenant General Fabian Z Msimang at Air Force Base Swartkop...

Speech by SAAF Chief at Unisa graduation ceremony

Message by Lt. General Fabian Zakes Msimang, Chief of the South African Air Force, at the University of South Africa graduation ceremony, Tshwane, on...

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...