SANParks arrests staff for poaching

The South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced the arrest of four suspected poachers including a staff member in an intelligence driven operation.  The arrests...

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Milkor expanding product range; targeting emerging markets

In a highly competitive market with over a 1 000 global defence companies, Milkor continues to expand its product range as it seeks to...

UKZN to launch sounding rocket at Overberg

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will test launch the UKZN Phoenix-1B sounding rocket at the Denel Overberg Test Range in the Western Cape next...

Joining the Military Skills Development System (MSDS)

If you want to follow a career in the military, the South African National Defence Force (SANF) offers young, fit and mentally strong citizens...

Cameroon opposition leader charged with rebellion

Cameroon’s main opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, was charged in a military court with rebellion and seven other offences, indictments that could carry the death...

US denies being part of Libya al Qaeda raid

The US military denied being part of a raid on an al Qaeda site in the Libyan city Ubari, contradicting a Libyan official. The spokesperson...

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The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...

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Angola interested in Belarusian air defence systems

Angola is apparently in discussions with Belarus over the acquisition of air defence systems worth $200 million. This is according to Belarusian media, which report...

The bullet stops here

With the tagline of ‘The bullet stops here’, Krugersdorp-based Bullet Proofing Technologies (BPT) is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of body armour plates,...

ThoroughTec delivering more simulators to the SANDF

South African simulation house ThoroughTec Simulation is delivering simulators to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) as part of several broader equipment acquisition...

Nigeria manufacturing light patrol vehicle

The Nigerian Army is domestically manufacturing a light military patrol vehicle at a new facility that was recently launched by the head of the...

Exercise Cutlass Express 2019 concludes

Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States concluded the eighth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise...

Pre-sail Training Concludes for Exercise Cutlass Express 2019

Sailors from around the globe completed classroom and mock visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training with participating nations as part of exercise Cutlass...

Exercise Cutlass Express 2019 begins

Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations began the eighth iteration...

De Mist likely to be laid up until move to Armscor defence disposal

The tug De Mist, now recovered by Navy divers, will, it appears, be alongside in Simon’s Town harbour for the foreseeable future. The workhorse was...

Maritime safety breakthrough at IMT

Armscor’s Institute of Maritime Technology (IMT) has made a significant breakthrough in the field of maritime safety and communications by installing the world’s first...

Royal Australian Navy seizes more illegal drugs in the Middle East

The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding operations...

UN hears SA doing its best to curb maritime crime

South Africa is committed to its international obligations regarding lawlessness at sea and actively combatting organised transnational maritime crime the UN Security Council was...

Piracy and crime on the high seas growing and becoming more sophisticated

International maritime crime is becoming “increasingly sophisticated” as criminal groups exploit jurisdiction and enforcement challenges on the high seas and pose “immediate danger to...

National Gang unit making inroads

Since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the establishment of the Anti-Gang Unit last year, hundreds of gang-related arrests have been made by the elite unit. The...

ISS: Secretive promotions threaten South Africa’s policing

As South Africans start to feel optimistic about actions to fix the criminal justice system, a secret project in the police could substantially weaken...

Sahel Islamist groups’ networking skills growing

A surge in violent attacks linked to Islamist groups in West Africa’s Sahel region reflects growing capabilities and networking abilities, according to an international...

Life imprisonment for Tunisian hotel, museum massacres

A Tunisian court jailed seven people for life for involvement in two deadly militant attacks in 2015, one on a museum in Tunis and...

Record South African rhino horn haul in Hong Kong

Hong Kong customs seized a record 40 kg of rhino horns worth around US$1 million from Johannesburg en route to Vietnam, the latest bust...

Eritrean refuges flown to Niger from Libya

A group of 159 Eritrean refugees were flow from Libyan capital Tripoli to Niger for resettlement, the United Nations said. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR)...

Op Corona is only defence topic to make the SONA debate

Another indication of the low ranking the South African military has on the national agenda comes from the two day debate on President Cyril...

Rhino poaching numbers down, elephant losses increase

Last year was a better one for South Africa’s rhino population with a decline in poaching, particularly in national parks, reported and for the...

SANParks arrests staff for poaching

The South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced the arrest of four suspected poachers including a staff member in an intelligence driven operation.  The arrests...

Khartoum protesters held, others dispersed

Security forces rounded up about 30 people as they dispersed protesters near Sudan’s presidential palace calling on President Omar al-Bashir to quit, witnesses said. At...

Death sentence for former Kenya police officer

A Kenyan court sentenced a former senior police officer to death for killing a detainee in his custody, one of the harshest punishments over...

Derna residents look to a better future

With artillery fire rumbling in the distance, Derna residents gathered at a street-side caf to discuss the future of their city, long a jihadist...

Suicide bomber kills 27 members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards

A suicide bomber killed 27 members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, state media said, in a southeastern region where security forces are...

A legacy of war – U.N. clears thousands of explosives in Iraq

The United Nations cleared almost 17,000 bombs, suicide belts and other explosive hazards in Iraq last year and the dangerous work of sifting through...

Islamic State to lose last bits of Syria territory in ‘weeks’

Islamic State is expected to lose its final bits of territory in Syria to U.S.-backed forces within a couple of weeks, acting U.S. Defense...

U.S. sees contours of peace accord with Taliban to end war in Afghanistan

The United States and the Taliban have sketched the outlines for an eventual peace accord to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan, a...

West ups defense spending to keep ahead of Chinese tech

The United States led a rise in Western defense spending in 2018 as it moved to keep ahead of Chinese and Russian pushes into...

Kashmir car bomb kills 44; India demands Pakistan act against militants

A suicide bomber rammed a car into a bus carrying Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir on Thursday, killing 44 of them in the deadliest...

Struggle between big powers spells hostile future

A new age of competition between major global powers like China, the United States and Russia leaves the world facing an unpredictable and more...

Australia signs $50 billion submarine contract with France after two-year squabble

Australia signed a production contract with French shipbuilder Naval Group on Monday for a fleet of 12 new submarines, worth A$50 billion (27.41 billion...

CSIR develops wide area surveillance system for armoured vehicles

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a panoramic 360 degree Wide Area Surveillance System which would give armoured vehicle crews...

CSIR unveils gunshot and missile detection system

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has unveiled an optical-based gunshot and missile detection system that is quite unique in that it...

Stellenbosch to host cyber warfare conference

The Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA) at Stellenbosch University will be hosting an international cyber workshop later this month. This will...

CSIR showcases defence and security technology

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has displayed some of the innovative technologies being developed by its divisions, from unmanned aerial vehicles...

Nigerian Air Force to get Mi-35 and AW109 helicopters in March

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) expects to take delivery of six Mi-35M and AW109 helicopters from Russia and Italy in March this year. This is...

Malian Z-9 crashes

A Z-9 utility helicopter belonging to Mali's Air Force has crashed in a landing accident. Video shows the aircraft coming in for a rolling landing...

El Salvador sends more MD 500s to Mali

El Salvador has sent a second aviation unit with three MD 500E helicopters to Mali, where they have taken over from the German Tiger...

Nigerian Air Force loses Mi-35 helicopter in combat against Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has lost an Mi-35M attack helicopter in combat while providing close air support to soldiers fighting Boko Haram terrorists...

Airbus A380: from European dream to white elephant

a380Loved by passengers, feared by accountants, the world’s largest airliner has run out of runway after Airbus decided to close A380 production after 12...

Boeing makes ‘significant investment’ in supersonic jet developer Aerion

Boeing Co said on Tuesday it had made a significant investment in supersonic business jet developer Aerion, as the world’s biggest planemaker looks to...

Boeing goes bionic to roll out more Dreamliners

Boeing Co is counting on a new kind of worker to help it reach a long-coveted target of rolling out 14 787 Dreamliners from...

SA Express welcomes Solenta dispute resolution

South African Express (SA Express) on Tuesday welcomed the resolution of a dispute it had with charter operator Solenta Aviation. “SA Express has always maintained...

Drones temporarily ground Dubai Airport flights

droneFlights at Dubai International Airport were temporarily grounded on Friday morning due to suspected drone activity, an airport spokesperson said. The suspension was in effect...

Exterior drone registration compulsory in US

The Federal Aviation Administration now requires small drones to display registration numbers on the exterior to address concerns raised by US security officials and...

Warning to US to prevent air accidents involving drones

The commercial drone industry could be torpedoed if there was a serious accident involving a drone and a commercial aircraft, the chairman of the...

Germany’s DFS, Rheinmetall demonstrate system to prevent drone disruptions

Germany’s state-owned DFS air traffic controller and arms maker Rheinmetall on Wednesday demonstrated an experimental system aimed at averting the costly travel chaos triggered...