DCD Protected Mobility to be out in force at inaugural Tunisia defence show

Armoured and mine-detection vehicle specialists DCD Protected Mobility will be showcasing its products and capabilities at the first International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition (IADE)...

Association of African Air Forces Liaison Working Group meets in Zambia

U.S. Air Forces Africa and the Zambian air force co-hosted the Association of African Air Forces Liaison Working Group in Livingstone, Zambia, between 17...

Embalo is new Guinea-Bissau president

The outgoing Guinea-Bissau president handed power to the declared winner of December’s election, former army general Umaro Cissoko Embalo, as the Supreme Court considered...

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Presidential pep talk on Armed Forces Day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had his Commander-in-Chief cap on when he addressed the country’s airmen, military medics, sailors and soldiers in Polokwane last Friday. Sadly, he...

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Liberia operating Streit Cougars

Liberia’s armed forces are now operating Streit Cougar armoured vehicles, representing one of the military’s biggest acquisitions since the civil war came to an...

Mali operating Paramount Marauders

Mali's armed forces are operating Marauder armoured personnel carriers delivered from Paramount as the country’s military expands its vehicle inventory. A Marauder was seen during...

SANDF defends Rooikat incident during Armed Forces Day demo preparation

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has clarified that no one was injured nor serious damage reported on Monday when a South African...

Suspected Iranian weapons seized at sea

A US Navy warship seized weapons believed to be of Iranian “design and manufacture,” including 150 anti-tank guided missiles and three Iranian surface-to-air missiles,...

USS Cole compensation agreed

Sudan agreed to compensate families of sailors killed in an al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole warship 20 years ago, state news agency...

Egypt, Italy in talks on possible FREMM buy

The Egyptian Navy is said to be close to purchasing a pair of European Multi-Purpose Frigate (FREMM) warships from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. On 4 February,...

Record cocaine haul off Ivory Coast

The Ivory Coast navy seized a record amount of cocaine plastic-wrapped in bundles bearing the tattered logos of French fashion house Louis Vuitton and...

SA Navy Op Copper deployments valuable for commerce and security

Defence analyst Helmoed Heitman is a firm believer in the dictum “you cannot control what you can’t patrol” and to this end maintains SA...

Another ship attacked by pirates off West Africa

Armed pirates attacked and boarded a container vessel in the Gulf of Guinea last week, but all crew were reported safe after taking shelter...

Extra security for Indian Ocean shipping no longer justified as East African piracy drops

As the threat of piracy off the East Coast of Africa declines, the significant security costs for transits in the Indian Ocean and through...

Japanese warship to patrol Gulf of Oman

A Japanese destroyer is en route to the Gulf of Oman amid simmering Middle East tension to guard sea lanes supplying nearly all the...

Nigeria’s Islamists targeting Christians to provoke religious war, says minister

Islamist militant groups in Nigeria have begun targeting Christians in an attempt to provoke a religious war, the information minister said on Thursday. Islamist insurgents...

ISS: Cattle rustling – from cultural practice to deadly organised crime

Cattle rustling or raiding is no longer a cultural practice, but a form of organised crime committed by international criminal networks. It is facilitated...

Top SA spooks phones cloned

Mobile phones belonging to South Africa’s state security minister Ayanda Dlodlo, her deputy and officials from the State Security Agency (SSA) were found to...

ISS: Old solutions won’t fix South Africa’s deteriorating police service

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address (SONA) on 13 February suggests that he is badly informed about the state of policing in...

US Transport Security official says security “stellar” at SA’s main airports

A senior official from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says South Africa’s main airports, OR Tambo International in Johannesburg and Cape Town International,...

Ship’s captain arrested in connection with arms trafficking

Italian authorities arrested the captain of a Lebanese-flagged cargo ship seized in the port of Genoa on suspicion of trafficking arms, including tanks and...

Major dagga seizure during Op Corona patrols

Illegal importers of dagga found themselves short of almost 500 kg of the psychoactive drug following two separate seizures by soldiers deployed on border...

Drop in rhino poaching welcomed

“Encouraging arrests and convictions” and “testament to hard work” are two of the phrases used by Democratic Alliance (DA) MP James Lorimer following the...

Locust threat in East Africa increases

Countries in East Africa are racing against time to prevent new swarms of locusts wreaking havoc on crops and livelihoods after the worst infestation...

“Reckless rape” comment causes public offence in Kenya

A top Kenyan university caused widespread public offence accusing a gang-raped student of “recklessness” for walking back to campus after a night out. The...

Nigerian “baby factory” raided

Police in south-eastern Nigeria raided a child trafficking facility holding at least 23 children and four pregnant teenagers, a police spokesman said. Officers arrested...

South Africans in Wuhan to be repatriated

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa ordered repatriation of nearly two hundred citizens from the central Chinese city Wuhan, epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, his...

Turkish backed Syrian rebels seize Idlib town

Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish military have seized Nairab town in northwest Syria’s Idlib province, Turkish and rebel officials said, the first area...

Saudi-led naval forces foil Red Sea attack

Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen foiled an “imminent terrorist attack” by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in the southern Red Sea,...

US, Taliban accord to follow “reduction in violence”

The US and the Taliban will sign an agreement on February 29 at the end of a planned week-long “reduction in violence” in Afghanistan,...

Air strikes in Yemen kill 30

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement accused the Saudi-led coalition of carrying out retaliatory air strikes that killed at least 30 including civilians, the latest flare-up...

US embassy bombings back in court

The US Supreme Court appears open to reinstating $4.3 billion in punitive damages against Sudan accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al Qaeda...

Trump acquitted

President Donald Trump was acquitted in his US Senate impeachment trial, saved by fellow Republicans who rallied to protect him nine months before he...

General Dynamics tops profit estimates; submarine order beefs up backlog

General Dynamics on Wednesday reported a 28% jump in its order backlog due to an order for Navy submarines, and quarterly profits that topped...

Weapons maker Raytheon tops profit estimates on strong international demand

U.S. weapons maker Raytheon topped Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit on Thursday as strong international demand spurred sales in its defense systems unit,...

Peralex passive radar system up and running at Square Kilometre Array site

Peralex has installed two passive radar stations in the Northern Cape to monitor air traffic for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope in...

Quantum computing set to alter aerospace and defence technology

The computer that will be available in the coming decades will have nothing to do with the one you are using to read this...

Artificial intelligence supercharges surveillance, enabling access to petabytes of untapped data

Surveillance has reached the next level, with the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) supercharging this technology. The use...

Teaching excellence honour for Military Science Faculty lecturer

A member of the lecturing staff at the Stellenbosch University Military Science Faculty Lieutenant Colonel Andre Pretorius was honoured with a teaching excellence award...

Oryx rescues two from sea in Western Cape

An Oryx helicopter from AFB Ysterplaat-based 22 Squadron was part of a multi-agency search and rescue operation in Western Cape. The medium transport helicopter crewed...

eSwatini receives two Hueys donated by Taiwan

eSwatini’s military has taken delivery of two Bell UH-1H helicopters donated by Taiwan – the second country in Africa to receive ex-Taiwanese military Huey...

Nigerian Air Force adds AW109, Mi-171 helicopters to its fleet

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday took into service three new helicopters: a Mi-171 from Russia and two AW109 helicopters from Italy’s Leonardo...

Heli Expo 2020 report

The Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) Heli-Expo, which took place at the end of January in Anaheim, California, was plunged into mourning following the tragic...

Flights resume at Libya’s Mitiga

Flights resumed in the Libyan capital’s only functioning airport on Thursday after being suspended for several hours following shelling, airport authorities said, as the...

Government sets aside billions for SAA

Government set aside R16.4 billion to repay guaranteed debt for struggling national airline SAA, the National Treasury said . This comes after the SAA Board placed...

Hope for SA Express

Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Phumulo Masualle says there is a commercial case for SA Express and it can play a role as a feeder...

Commercial aviation in South Africa outperforms national economy

The Commercial Aviation Association of SA (CAASA) reports in its latest aviation activity index that commercial aviation has outperformed the national economy over the...

New South African UAV start-up accelerator launched

South African unmanned aviation technology start-up Mzansi Aerospace Technologies and engineering consultancy firm Royal HaskoningDHV have officially launched Africa’s first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...

Rippel showcases UAV-mounted grenade launcher

Grenade launcher specialist Rippel Effect has, in conjunction with the United Arab Emirates’ International Golden Group, developed a novel 40 mm grenade launcher for...

Drones to deploy in fight against locusts

The UN will test drones equipped with mapping sensors and atomisers to spray pesticides in parts of east Africa battling an invasion of desert...

Morocco receives Harfang UAVs from France

Morocco’s military has apparently taken delivery of three Harfang (Heron) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a number of years after expressing interest in acquiring them...

ISS: Museveni agrees to smoke out Rwandan ‘terrorists’ on Ugandan soil

The effects of the bitter standoff between Rwanda’s and Uganda’s presidents, Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni – old allies, have been felt mostly by...

Libya oil blockade “a popular decision”

Eastern Libya’s foreign minister said his government, parallel to the internationally recognised administration in Tripoli, could not force eastern tribesmen to lift an oil...

Militant behind Kenya base attack dies in air strike

A US air strike over the weekend in Somalia killed an Islamist militant who helped plan last month’s attack on a Kenya military base...

Haftar denounced as war criminal

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj denounced the shelling of civilian areas and airports in his country, labelling renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar a “war...

Russia blamed for Georgia cyberattacks

Britain blamed Russia for cyberattacks on Georgia, including a major assault that knocked out thousands of state, private and media websites. Britain’s National Cyber...

Cyberattacks could harm New Zealand economy

New Zealand’s central bank said cyberattacks could wipe off two to three percent of the banking and insurance industries’ profits each year, highlighting the...

Cyberattack on Mexican economy ministry

Mexico’s economy ministry detected a cyberattack on some servers but did not consider sensitive information to have been compromised and beefed up safety measures,...

A web of threats, a world of potential

Internet penetration in Africa lags behind much of the world, but the continent is catching up fast. Nations are investing heavily in fiber optic...

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...