New directors for Armscor

Seven new directors have been named to the board of the State-owned defence and security acquisition agency Armscor. The announcement was made by Justice and...

End of the runway for Hercules 403

It was, in retrospect, a somewhat ignominious end for a military aircraft that provided yeoman service over a 57-year period. The plus is all salvageable...

Another qualified audit finding for the Department of Defence

Continuing decreases in the defence budget appear not to have affected spending in Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s Department of Defence (DoD) with the Auditor General...

US Army Europe and Africa Commands consolidate

The consolidation of these two Army service component commands under one four-star commander will play a vital role in supporting missions across two interconnected...

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RDM supplying SANDF with new 40 mm medium velocity ammunition

Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) is supplying the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) with new 40 mm medium velocity ammunition as part of Project...

US Army, Marine forces conduct response exercise in North Africa

This was the first full dress rehearsal for the Army-led North and West Africa Response Force since taking over for the Special Purpose Marine...

COVID-19 impacting landmine clearance efforts

Landmines and explosive weapons in conflicts worldwide continue to kill and injure thousands of people every year by landmine while the COVID-19 pandemic forced...

Possible investor for PMP as DoD mulls small arms production

Denel PMP may be getting an investor as the struggling firm takes steps to stay afloat, according to Secretary for Defence Sonto Kudjoe. Kudjoe was...

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...

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...

Putin, extending Russian footprint, approves new naval facility in Sudan

President Vladimir Putin on Monday approved the creation of a Russian naval facility in Sudan capable of mooring nuclear-powered surface vessels, clearing the way...

Three more Gulf of Guinea attacks

The Gulf of Guinea continues to live up to its world’s worst rating for pirate and ship attacks with at least another three reported...

Israel, Lebanon resume talks on disputed maritime border

Israel and Lebanon resumed US-mediated talks on Wednesday over their disputed Mediterranean Sea border, that has held up hydrocarbon exploration in the potentially gas-rich...

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...
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Tigrayans accused of massacre in Ethiopia war, both sides claim advances

Ethiopia’s state-appointed rights watchdog accused a Tigrayan youth group on Tuesday of killing hundreds of civilians as federal and local forces both claimed advances...

KZN Premier appeals for calm in trucking industry

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has appealed for calm and a peaceful resolution to all the concerns facing truck drivers and the road freight industry...

Cele condemns calls to attack police officers

Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, has expressed disgust at the “reckless, irresponsible and dangerous” statements calling for the attack on police officers by EFF...

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...

Spain to send more police to Senegal to curb illegal migration, says foreign minister

Spain will increase its police presence in Senegal to tackle criminal networks behind an upsurge in illegal migration from the West African coast to...

UN plans for 200 000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

UN agencies are planning for the possible arrival of 200 000 refugees in Sudan fleeing violence in Ethiopia over a six-month period, UN officials...

Niger ex-President Tandja, toppled after extending rule, dies at 82

Mamadou Tandja, a former Niger president who twice won election after the country’s return to civilian rule in 1999 but was overthrown a decade...

Ethiopia commission says Tigray youth group killed 600 civilians in 9 November attack

Ethiopia’s state-appointed human rights commission said on Tuesday that a Tigrayan youth group stabbed, strangled, and bludgeoned to death an estimated 600 civilians with...

ISS: Time to tackle violence against women in Mali

The transition period could set the tone for new norms that future governments could live by. On 26 September, hundreds of Malian women and some...

Head of Egyptian rights group held in solitary confinement – lawyers

The director of a prominent Egyptian rights group was held in solitary confinement and inhumane conditions for three days after his arrest last week,...

Yemeni Houthis say they fired missile at Saudi Aramco site in Jeddah

Yemeni Houthi forces fired a missile that struck a Saudi Aramco oil company distribution station in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Jeddah, a...

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen says Houthi attack on Jeddah petroleum products station targets global energy security – SPA

The spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Monday that Iran-aligned Houthis have been implicated in an attack at a fuel...

Iran vows to crush any Israeli attempt to hit its ‘advisory’ role in Syria

Iran on Sunday vowed to defeat any Israeli attempt to harm its role in Syria, saying the era of “hit and run” attacks by...
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Australian special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed Afghans – report

Australian special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan, with senior commandos reportedly forcing junior soldiers to kill defenceless captives in...

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...

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...
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‘One heck of a ride’: SpaceX launches astronauts into space

Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a...

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...

Nigerian Air Force getting Wing Loong, CH-3 and CH-4 UAVs

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has revealed which models of armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) it will soon be receiving from China. It will...

Nigerian Air Force reveals armed UAV bases

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will deploy its eight new armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to three bases across the country as soon as...

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...

Al Qaeda in North Africa names new leader to succeed Droukdel

Al Qaeda’s North Africa branch (AQIM) has appointed a new leader and confirmed the death of its former leader Abdelmalek Droukdel who was killed...

Mozambique police say northern village, site of reported beheadings, retaken from insurgents

Over 1 000 Mozambique troops on Thursday recaptured the northern village of Muidumbe from Islamist insurgents, police general commander Bernardino Rafael said, killing 16...

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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