Employee unhappiness at Denel escalates to a protest march

The dissatisfaction level personnel experience with management of financially troubled Denel will today (Wednesday) literally spill into the streets when a protest march takes...

Nigerian Air Force confirms Super Tucano delivery on schedule

Six of 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft on order for the Nigerian Air Force have been manufactured and training is underway in the United...

Organised agriculture hears about Army Reserves’ Home Guard initiative

Ambitious plans by Army Reserves to establish a military presence under the Mzantsi Home Guard to up security in South Africa’s rural areas has...

United Nations and Ethiopia reach aid pact for war-hit Tigray

Ethiopia and the United Nations reached an agreement on Wednesday to channel desperately needed humanitarian aid to a northern region where a month of...

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Joining the South African National Defence Force

If you are looking for a career in either one of the SANDF arms of service...

Paramount’s Marauder and Matador vehicles battle proven in Azerbaijan

Matador and Marauder vehicles in service with Azerbaijan have been battle proven in the conflict with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The September/October edition of...

Multinational Joint Task Force receives additional support from European Union

In fulfilment of its pledge to provide additional support to enhance the operational efficiency of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), mandated to bring...

South African armoured vehicles spotted in Mozambique

It appears that South African-made armoured personnel carriers (APCs) have made their way to Mozambique as part of efforts to control the violent insurgency...

G5 howitzers seen in Libya

It appears the Libyan National Army (LNA) is now operating South African-made G5 155 mm howitzers, mostly likely delivered by the United Arab Emirates...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams exercises with Tunisian Navy

The USS Hershel "Woody" Williams and Tunisian Navy partners conducted joint maritime operations to enhance maritime security, critical lifesaving capabilities, force readiness, and Tunisia's...

Russia and Egypt holding joint military exercise

Russia and Egypt are holding the Bridge of Friendship 2020 military exercise in Russia. According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, the exercise is being...

SAS Galeshewe decommissioned

The SA Navy’s thin patrol capability is now down to two platforms with the converted strikecraft SAS Galeshewe (R1567) decommissioned. SAS Isaac Dyobha (P1565) and...

Second Project Hotel Survey Motor Boat launched

The second of three survey motor boats has been launched in Cape Town under Project Hotel, the acquisition of a new hydrographic survey capability...

Pirates target tanker and fishing vessel

A fishing vessel and a chemical tanker are the latest victims of pirate action groups (PAGs) in the Gulf of Guinea. The attacks happened in...

Spanish police arrest drugs gang in Mediterranean after high-speed chase

A gang of drugs traffickers has been arrested after a dramatic speedboat chase across over 100 miles of the Mediterranean during which they tried...

Crew kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea attack

Ten crew members of the cargo vessel Milan were kidnapped in yet another piracy incident in the Gulf of Guinea this week. According to Praesidium...

Combined Maritime Forces seize over 800 kg of drugs in Indian Ocean

A French ship operating in support of a Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) task force has seized 456 kg of methamphetamine and 364 kg heroin...

Nigeria buries 43 farmers killed by militants, dozens missing

Villagers in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state on Sunday buried 43 farmers killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants while security forces searched for...

Suicide bomber kills six in Mogadishu ice-cream parlour

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing six people and wounding eight, an...

Nigerian court hears blasphemy conviction appeals in northern city Kano

Two judges in northern Nigeria on Thursday heard the first appeals against Islamic law blasphemy convictions that caused global outrage when a man was...

Attacks on delivery trucks condemned

Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Transport, Mosebenzi Zwane, has expressed concern at the attacks on delivery trucks in the country. According to reports, a...

Parliamentarians see border protection ops “in the flesh”

In what one called “an eye opener” a contingent of Parliamentarians saw for themselves what is – and isn’t - happening on South Africa’s...

ISS: Can smart ports curb drug trafficking?

COVID-19 measures are making maritime routes the preferred target for drug smugglers. Seizures of large quantities of drugs such as cocaine, heroin and others at...
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Eight dead as migrant boat capsizes off Canary Islands, more missing

At least eight people were drowned after a boat carrying more than 35 migrants from the Maghreb region of North Africa and heading towards...

More border patrol successes for SA soldiers

Soldiers on border protection duty have recorded more successes against criminals and illegal immigrants, apprehending hundreds of people and confiscating millions of rands worth...

UN warns child labor, trafficking on the rise in troubled Mali

More children have been trafficked, forced to work in gold mines and to fight as soldiers in Mali this year as conflict worsened and...

Islamist violence escalates in Burkina Faso, making widespread hunger worse

Habibou Sore had to pause for breath as she ran barefoot from the approaching gunmen. She was pregnant with twins, due any day. Soon after...

SAPS dismisses seven corruption accused officials

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has confirmed the dismissal of two brigadiers, two colonels, a lieutenant-colonel and two civilian employees following their alleged...

COVID-19 drives 40% spike in number of people needing humanitarian aid, UN says

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a 40% increase in the number of people needing humanitarian assistance around the globe, the United Nations said on...

UN Security Council unlikely to act on Iran scientist killing, diplomats say

Just hours after the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, Tehran demanded the United Nations Security Council condemn the killing and take action...

Air strike kills IRGC commander at Iraq-Syria border – Iraqi officials

An air strike killed a commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards at the Iraq-Syria border sometime between Saturday and Sunday, Iraqi security and local militia...
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Iran opposition suspected alongside Israel in scientist’s killing, Shamkani says

A senior Iranian official said on Monday an opposition group was suspected alongside Israel in the killing of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist, an...
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Afghanistan car bombing kills at least 30 security force personnel

A car bombing in the Afghanistan’s central province of Ghazni killed at least 30 Afghan security force members on Sunday, officials said, and casualties...

Global uncertainty could risk World War Three – UK military chief

Current global uncertainty and anxiety amid the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic could risk another world war, the head of Britain’s armed...

Rosoboronexport marks 20 years in the global arms market

4 November 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Rosoboronexport, which was established by decree of the President of the Russian Federation as part of...

Armenia says Karabakh forces quit town as US-backed ceasefire appears to fail

Armenia acknowledged overnight that Nagorno-Karabakh forces had withdrawn from a strategic town between the enclave and the Iranian border, an apparent military gain for...

Gripen maker Saab’s shares plunge as higher pandemic risks hit third-quarter profits

Shares in Swedish defence company Saab slid more than 10% on Monday after it posted falling third-quarter profits and said it saw increased risks due...

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...

Scientific imaging association launched in SA

The rapid technological growth in the field of scientific imaging and an increasing need to understand its complexities has seen a specialist association established...

Oryx evacuates sick crewmember off West Coast fishing vessel

The South African Air Force (SAAF) has once again assisted the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) in evacuating injured or sick crew off vessels...

Oryx rescue in the Cedarberg

A 22 Squadron Oryx helicopter and its crew were major contributors to a weekend Western Cape mountain rescue. The rotary-wing aircraft based at AFB Ysterplaat...

Royal Air Force Chinooks continue to conduct support operations in West Africa

RAF Chinooks currently deployed in Mali have continued to conduct key supporting missions for the French and Malian ground forces during the extreme weather...

Ivory Coast getting replacement Mi-24s after two crashes

The Ivory Coast is taking delivery of two Mi-24 helicopters to replace those lost in recent crashes. An Mi-24 was delivered on 7 August 2020...

Government to monitor SAA business rescue funds closely

Deputy President David Mabuza says government will closely monitor the R10.5 billion allocated to the South African Airways (SAA) business rescue practitioners to ensure...

Airlines set to lose $157 billion amid worsening slump – IATA

Airlines are on course to lose a total $157 billion this year and next, their main global body warned on Tuesday, further downgrading its...

Airbus, Boeing expected to turn to hybrid engine technology for new planes-lessor

Airbus and Boeing are expected to turn to hybrid electric technology when they develop the next generation of airplanes because of limits on improving current engines,...

Support for MAX brand wavers as Boeing jet nears green light

Boeing Co is set to win approval for its grounded 737 MAX this week, but chinks are appearing in the brand as the most...

Droning the drove: Israeli cow-herders turn to flying tech

The buzz of tiny rotors has replaced dog barks and bullwhips on this Israeli ranch, where drones are being used to herd and observe...
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Drones plant trees from the sky after US wildfires

After record wildfires ravaged the US West Coast, replanting trees amid the apocalyptic, ash-covered landscape is a daunting task. Seattle-based startup DroneSeed says its fleet...

Nelspruit car accident did not involve any drone – CUAASA

Local media has reported that a car accident was allegedly caused by an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or drone) that crashed into a moving...

Saudi-led coalition says destroyed five drones fired by Houthis

The Saudi-led coalition said on Friday it had intercepted and destroyed five explosive-laden drones launched towards Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis on Thursday. The...

Ethiopia war may turn into guerrilla insurgency, experts say

Ethiopia’s nearly month-long war against rebellious northern forces may be transforming into a guerrilla conflict, experts said on Tuesday, even though federal troops declared...

Ethiopia to launch ‘final phase’ of offensive in Tigray region, says PM

The Ethiopian military will begin the “final phase” of an offensive in the northern Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday, after...

Ethiopia war destabilising east Africa, warns EU

Fighting between Ethiopia’s military and regional forces from the northern Tigray region is seriously destabilising the East African and Horn region and hostilities should...

Ethiopia’s Tigray forces claim battle win, global alarm grows

Tigrayan forces said on Tuesday they had destroyed an Ethiopian army division in battles to control the northern region where a three-week-old war has...

Canada names China, Russia as main cyber-crime threats; sees risk to power supply

Canada on Wednesday identified state-sponsored programs in China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as major cyber crime threats for the first time, and said...

Cybersecurity is top business worry in ‘age of risk’ -Marsh & McLennan CEO

Cybersecurity has emerged as the most pressing exposure for business confronting a new “age of risk,” topping the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, in...

North Korean, Russian hackers target COVID-19 researchers – Microsoft

Hackers working for the Russian and North Korean governments have targeted more than half a dozen organizations involved in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research...

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic’ networks spanning 8 nations

Facebook on Friday said it has dismantled seven separate networks of fake accounts and pages on its platform that were active in Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt,...

Biography: Secretary for Defence Sonto Kudjoe

Gladys Sonto Kudjoe was appointed Secretary for Defence with effect from 1 August 2020, taking over from Dr Sam Gulube following his retirement. Between 1978...

Presentation: Denel on funding and governance challenges

On 21 October 2020, Denel delivered a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on its funding and governance challenges. Click here to view...

Presentation: Department of Military Veterans on 1st quarter performance

On 21 October 2020, the Department of Military Veterans gave a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans on its first...

Keynote address by Trevor Mketi, AMD Conference 29 September 2020

Members of the South African National Defence Force Defence attaches and foreign military representatives Captains of industry Members of the media Ladies and gentlemen On behalf of the Secretary...
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