Milkor headlining at AAD 2020

Milkor is the diamond sponsor for the 2020 edition of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition to be held at Waterkloof Air Force...

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...

Bogus “soldier” could be jailed for up to five years

If found guilty the 29-year-old who attempted for become an “instant soldier” so he could be part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration faces up...

Mali regional governor fired

Mali’s council of ministers fired the governor of its central Mopti region after gunmen killed dozens of people in the latest ethnic killings there,...

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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...

Jordanian armoured vehicles spotted in Libya

It appears that Jordan has delivered an unknown number of Mbombe 6x6 armoured vehicles to forces in Libya allied to Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National...

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...

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...

Maritime trials and tribulations

The guilty verdict handed down in a Sao Tome and Principe courtroom echoed across the globe. A Chilean captain and two Spanish crew members of...

Operation Atalanta now headquartered in Spain

Just over a month since a piracy attempt was thwarted off the Horn of Africa by EU NavFor, the need for a strong maritime...

Tackling maritime threats and challenges in the Gulf of Guinea: Contributions of the Nigerian Navy

The strategic value attached to the sea and resources therein usually heightens the exposure of littoral nations to maritime security breaches. Contiguous states are...

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...

Blackwater founder registers company in DR Congo

A company run by private security firm Blackwater’s founder Erik Prince registered a subsidiary in Democratic Republic of Congo with a mandate to extract...

Minister condemns attack on Anti-Gang Unit officers

Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, has condemned the shooting and attack of six Anti-Gang Unit members in Nyanga, Cape Town, early this morning. “Attacking members...

Sudan sit-in crippled by shooting

Bure’e Mahjoub still hopes democracy will prevail over military rule in Sudan despite the bullet wounds sustained in a raid on a protest camp...

Italy’s Salvini threatens to use strict new law on German NGO boat

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini threatened on Wednesday to use tough, new measures for the first time on a German charity ship, Sea Watch,...

Migrants drown off Lesbos

Two children, four women and a man drowned when a boat overturned off the Greek island of Lesbos, the coast guard said, the deadliest...

Emergency Italian decree targets migrant rescue ships

Italy passed an emergency decree limiting entry of ships into its territorial waters, a move aimed at curbing the activity of migrant rescue boats...

Migrants stranded off Tunisia

A rescue boat carrying around 75 migrants, most from Bangladesh, has been stuck off Tunisia for 12 days after authorities refused to let them...

Tripoli’s children struggle to study as war reaches the capital

For 13-year-old Taha Aboud, who dreams of becoming an engineer, war in Libya’s capital Tripoli has meant his family fleeing their home and him...

Canadians kidnapped in Ghana rescued

Ghana forces rescued two Canadian women kidnapped last week outside their hostel in Kumasi, the Ghanaian government said in a statement. The women, aged 19...

Dogon villages attacked

Gunmen attacked two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, a local official, less than 50 km from the site of a similar attack in...

Nineteen killed in Burkina Faso attack

Unidentified assailants killed 19 people and wounded 13 in an attack on and around Arbinda in northern Burkina Faso government said. Hundreds of people died...

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...

Syrian fighters burning crops, using food as “weapon of war”

Fighters have set fire to thousands of acres of wheat and other crops in northwest Syria in a campaign that has turned food supplies...

Turkish military launches operation against militants in northern Iraq

Turkey’s military launched an operation with commandos, backed by artillery and air strikes, against Kurdish militants in a mountainous area of northern Iraq, the...

Pentagon mulling U.S. military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East

The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions...

Airbus agrees new contract for delayed A400M military transporter

Airbus has reached an agreement with European state buyers to revise a contract for its delayed A400M military transporter plane, resetting Europe’s largest defense...

Russian arms sales at $6 billion in first half of 2019

Russian arms exports since the start of 2019 have totaled nearly $6 billion, according to Rosoboronexport chief executive Alexander Mikheyev. Speaking at the St. Petersburg...

United Technologies, Raytheon to create $120 billion aerospace and defense giant

United Technologies Corp agreed on Sunday to combine its aerospace business with U.S. contractor Raytheon Co and create a new company worth about $121...

Pentagon eyes rare earth supplies in Africa in push away from China

The U.S. Department of Defense has held talks with Malawi’s Mkango Resources Ltd and other rare earth miners across the globe about their supplies...

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...

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)...

Global airlines slash profit forecast on protectionism fears

Global airlines slashed a widely watched industry profit forecast by 21% on Sunday as an expanding trade war and higher oil prices compound worries...

South African Airways CEO quits over lack of state support

South African Airways’ CEO Vuyani Jarana has resigned after less than two years in the job, saying his turnaround strategy for the loss-making airline...

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...

CSIR progressing with UAV developments

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is getting ready for flight testing of its Long Endurance Modular Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (LEMU), which...

U.S. to sell 34 surveillance drones to allies in South China Sea region

The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four U.S. allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense...

Nigerian army base overrun by Islamists

Islamist insurgents overran a Nigerian army base in the north-east, killing at least the commander, two Nigerian security sources said. Militants took a Nigerian army...

Seventeen Darfur deaths confirmed

The United Nations confirmed the killing of 17 people and burning of more than 100 houses in Deleij village in Darfur region of Sudan...

Malian president visits massacre site

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali visited the site of an ethnic massacre in central Mali where gunmen killed dozens, vowing again to crack...

Boko Haram attack Lake Chad island

Around 300 suspected Boko Haram militants swarmed onto a Lake Chad island in Cameroon’s far north killing 24 people, including 16 Cameroonian soldiers, officials...

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...

Cyber war could cripple a country in a month

Government may not be taking the risk of cyber attack on critical infrastructure seriously enough. So says Veronica Schmitt, academic and Lead Forensic Analyst at...

Battle lines drawn in coming cyber war

Cyber analyst Pukhraj Singh has said every premonition he’s had about how diplomacy and conflict that is going to play out in the cyber...

Adopting military tactics to fight the cyber war

Businesses rely on predictions in order to set their strategies for the future, yet no one can predict precisely what will happen in 10...

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...