Denel can be repositioned – Sadik

Denel Group acting CEO Talib Sadik told a parliamentary committee today that the loss-making state-owned company can turn itself around and restore its reputation...

Niger, Tunisia, Morocco to receive ex-US C-130Hs

Three African countries will soon be receiving ex-United States C-130H Hercules transport aircraft under the Excess Defence Articles programme. According to the Excess Defence Articles...

SAMHS general turns container into field hospital module

Innovation in military medical healthcare against a background of financial austerity led a senior SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) officer to develop a containerised...

Guinean President Conde ahead of rivals in election

Guinea’s octogenarian leader, Alpha Conde, won four constituencies in the West African nation’s presidential vote, preliminary results announced by the election commission showed on...

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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...

Nigerian army plans nationwide exercise as protests rock country

The Nigerian army will begin a two-month national exercise, it said on Saturday, while denying the move was part of any security response to...

Russia supplies BRDM-2 vehicles to Central African Republic

Russia has delivered ten BRDM-2 armoured vehicles to the Central African Republic (CAR), with another ten expected to be delivered soon. The first batch arrived...

Sat-Com – Repeater and Re-Broadcasting Systems

The Sat-Com Leopard1 and Cheetah3 Military Radios are all capable of various modes of communications including Repeater and Re-Bro (Cross Band). Every Sat-Com Manpack SDR...

Ghana allocates $86 million for armoured vehicle acquisition

Ghana’s Parliament approved $86,1 million in government loans to fund acquisition of 19 armoured vehicles from Israel’s Elbit Land Systems. According to official records of...

USS Roosevelt port visit in Algeria demonstrates global maritime partnership

The Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) conducted a port visit in Algiers, Algeria, on 18 October. “Algeria plays a central role in...

US looks to increase cooperation with African navies

Both the United States Navy and US Coast Guard are looking for increased opportunities to partner with African countries, including South Africa. Speaking to journalists...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams takes part in exercise Grand African Nemo

The US Navy Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams joined NATO Allies and partners for the French-led exercise Grand African Navy’s Exercise for...

Op Irini friendly approaches

An integral component of the EUNavFor Med tasking Irini to enforce an arms embargo on Libya is friendly approaches to merchant vessels in the...

Increased insurance costs in Gulf of Guinea as piracy rises

Following an increase in kidnap for ransom attacks in the Gulf of Guinea beyond Nigeria’s economic zone, Dryad Global’s joint war committee (JWC) has...

Italy condemns detention of fishermen seized off eastern Libya

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio accused Khalifa Haftar’s administration in eastern Libya of “unacceptable” behaviour on Thursday for detaining 18 sailors who were...

Gulf of Guinea is world hotspot for kidnappings at sea

A steep increase in kidnappings at sea – 40% - make the Gulf of Guinea off Africa’s west coast the world hotspot for this...

ISS: East African terror groups are exploiting the seas

Violent extremist groups operating in East Africa such as al-Shabaab, Ansar al-Sunna and the Islamic State in East Africa Somalia (IS-Somalia) are increasingly making...

Team probes pipeline theft which led to crude oil spill

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has assigned a team of environmentalists to work with Transnet after a pipeline...

Nigerian anti-police protesters must enter dialogue, minister says

Nigerians protesting against what they condemn as police brutality must end their daily demonstrations and enter into dialogue with the government on law enforcement...

One killed as pre-election protests spread in Ivory Coast

One person was killed and several injured when security forces opened fire on protesters in the southeast of Ivory coast on Monday, several witnesses...

South African white farmers, Black protesters face off over farm murder

White South African farmers and Black protesters hurled abuse and threats at each other on Friday during a court hearing in a murder case...

Op Corona confiscations continue

Cigarettes, vehicles and wool are included in the latest contraband seizures by soldiers deployed on the border protection tasking Operation Corona. Fifty-two bags of wool...

R50 million set aside for Jersey barrier border protection in KZN

Patrol and intelligence gathering work on at least one section of South Africa’s land border is being made easier by installation of concrete Jersey...

Pope expresses support for detained fishermen in Libya

Pope Francis expressed support on Sunday for 18 fishermen held in Libya, weighing in on a standoff between Italy and the administration of Khalifa...

Migrant evacuation flights resume from Libya, UN agency says

United Nations evacuation flights for migrants stuck in Libya have resumed after being suspended because of the global pandemic, the UN refugee agency said...

ICC prosecutor says Bashir and other suspects must face justice over Darfur

Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and other suspects wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes and genocide in Darfur must face...

Refugee women in Africa say domestic violence rose during pandemic

More than 70% of displaced and refugee women in Africa have seen a rise in domestic violence in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic,...

Suspected Islamists free 900 prisoners from east Congo jail

Armed men freed at least 900 prisoners from a jail in Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a coordinated attack early on...

Sudan’s premier backs demands for justice as ICC prosecutor visits

ha said on Sunday his government was committed to achieving justice as an International Criminal Court (ICC) delegation visited for the first time since...

UAE cabinet ratifies accord to Israel ahead of official visit

The cabinet of the United Arab Emirates on Monday approved an agreement to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel that was signed in Washington...

Idlib airstrikes could be crimes against humanity

Bombing civilians by Syrian and Russian armed forces during a campaign against the last rebel bastion in north-west Syria may amount to crimes against...

Afghan counter attack overshadows peace talks

Afghan security forces launched a counter offensive in the south against Taliban fighters, officials said, as fighting raged for a third day in a...

Lebanon and Israel, long-time foes, to start talks on disputed waters

Lebanon and Israel, formally still at war after decades of conflict, launch talks on Wednesday to address a long-running dispute over their maritime border...

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...

Six-fold increase in Turkish military exports to Azerbaijan

Turkish military exports to its ally Azerbaijan have risen six-fold this year, with sales of drones and other military equipment rising to $77 million...

Kyrgyz opposition groups make rival power grabs after toppling government

The Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan slid deeper into chaos as rival opposition factions jostled for power on Wednesday, a day after they stormed...

Opposition in Kyrgyzstan claim power after storming government buildings

Opposition groups in Kyrgyzstan said they had seized power in the strategically-important Central Asian country on Tuesday after taking control of government buildings in...

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 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...

SAAF helps recover bodies at Hammarsdale Falls

The South African Air Force (SAAF) was instrumental in the recovery of two bodies at the bottom of the Hammarsdale Falls in KwaZulu-Natal. On Tuesday...

Taking to the skies

After what felt like a lifetime in incarceration, global skies have opened up for domestic and international travel for those suffering from bouts of...

American Airlines plans to return Boeing 737 Max to service at year-end

American Airlines Group plans to return Boeing 737 Max jets to service for passenger flights by the end of this year depending on certification...

Coronavirus exposure risk on airplanes very low, US defense study finds

The risk of exposure to the coronavirus on flights is very low, a US Department of Defense study released on Thursday found, a positive...

Boeing order book not looking good

Boeing lost three more orders for its grounded 737 MAX jetliner in September and delivered 11 aircraft to customers, less than half the same...

WWF Australia drones to drop seeds for koala gum trees

Specialised drones are being tested in a programme to boost koala numbers on Australia’s east coast, dropping seeds of gum trees as part of...

ALTI Ascend UAV built with surveillance and security in mind

Knysna in Western Cape is home to ALTI, manufacturer of a range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to meet the growing demand for aerial...

Additional UAVs being acquired for the Nigerian Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force has ordered eight unmanned aerial vehicles from China, with training of 70 personnel ready to begin. This is according to the...

Canada suspends drone technology sales to Turkey after claims of use by Azeri forces

Canada has suspended the export of some drone technology to Turkey while it probes allegations the equipment was used by Azeri forces involved in...

Lagos locked down after protesters fired on, president urges calm

Lagos was under a round-the-clock curfew on Wednesday enforced by police roadblocks, as smoke rose from a flashpoint area in Nigeria’s biggest city where...

With Instagram, hashtags and bitcoin, young Nigerians boost anti-police protests

Ozioma Egemasi says Nigerian police slapped, whipped and struck him with the butt of a pistol when he refused to pay them a bribe....

Guinea military base attacked two days before presidential election

Armed men attacked a military base in western Guinea overnight, killing the camp’s commander, the defence minister said on Friday, two days before the...

Protesters march on Nigerian parliament after army threatens to step in

Hundreds of protesters marched to the gates of Nigeria’s parliament on Thursday, hours after the army said it was ready to step in and...

Microsoft disables most of cybercriminals’ control over massive computer network

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it had disabled more than 90% of the machines used by a gang of Russian-speaking cyber criminals to control...

ISS: Cybercrime in Nigeria demands public-private action

Cyberattacks have increased in Nigeria in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns. The country’s 2015 cybercrimes law may not be adequate to reduce the vulnerability...

Iran says one of two cyber attack targets was country’s ports – news agency

One of the targets of large cyber attacks on two Iranian government institutions this week was the electronic infrastructure of the country’s ports, an...

Britain’s spies defending COVID-19 vaccine work

British spies are defending COVID-19 vaccine work against hostile powers seeking to either steal or sabotage research data in the race for the global...

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...

CAF retreat speech, 30 September 2020

As delivered verbatim by Lieutenant General Fabian Msimang at Air Force Base Swartkop: Ladies and gentlemen, this is very difficult time for me emotionally because...

Defence committee mini-symposium presentations

On 3 September, the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) held a mini-symposium on the South African National Defence Force’s Force Design and Related...

SIU presentation on border fence upgrade

Click here to view the Special Investigation Unit's presentation into the investigation of the erection of the Beit Bridge border fence.