Denel says it has paid June pension contributions

Denel has paid its employees retirement contributions for June 2019, according to the Denel Retirement Fund. In a letter sent by the company today, Jacques...

Denel says it has paid June pension contributions

Denel has paid its employees retirement contributions for June 2019, according to the Denel Retirement Fund. In a letter sent by the company today, Jacques...

Ahrlac fate in business rescue practitioner’s hands in on-going shareholder battle

The business rescue process for the Ahrlac aircraft, being developed by Paramount and the Aerospace Development Corporation (ADC), is fraught with complications as the...

Opposition parties weigh in on soldiers supporting Western Cape police

The continued use of soldiers to support policing operations – again underway in Western Cape – is an area of concern and can be...

Sudan transition explainer

Sudan’s ruling military council and an alliance of protest and opposition groups signed a political accord on a three-year transition to elections. Progress to a...

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Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...

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Mali receives donated Casspir armoured personnel carriers

Mali has received 29 Casspir armoured personnel carriers and other equipment donated by Germany as part of efforts to beef up security in the...

Chad orders Ara 2 armoured vehicles from Proforce

Nigeria’s Proforce has secured its first export order for its Ara 2 armoured personnel carriers, from Chad. Interest in the vehicles was sparked during a...

Angola has received upgraded SA-6 surface-to-air missiles

Angola’s military has taken delivery of upgraded SA-6 surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems from Lithuania. Two batteries, comprising 16 launchers, were exported from Lithuania in 2018,...

Proforce delivering improved Ara APCs to Nigeria

Nigeria’s Proforce is delivering improved Ara armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to the Nigerian Army, while export customers have requested 20 of the type. The latest...

SA facilitates multilateral S&R agreement

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula facilitated the signing of a multilateral search and rescue agreement by Rui J. Carneiro Mangueira , Angolan Ambassador to the...

SA Navy falling behind other African states

The South African Navy (SAN) is falling behind many other African countries when it comes to new naval acquisitions, with the Navy on a...

Indian frigate visiting Morocco

The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tarkash has arrived at Tangier, Morocco, for a three-day visit as part of an ongoing overseas deployment by the...

USNS Carson City visits Senegal

USNS Carson City (T-EFP 7), a Military Sealift Command Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship, arrived in Dakar, Senegal, on 6 July for the first...

Seeking to avoid escalation, ships deploy unarmed guards to navigate Gulf

Shipping companies are hiring unarmed security guards for voyages through the Middle East Gulf as an extra safeguard after a wave of attacks in...

Ten Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigerian coast in latest pirate attack

Nigerian pirates have taken hostage ten Turkish sailors after attacking their cargo vessel off the coast of Nigeria in the latest attack to hit...

Iran attempted to block British oil tanker – claim

Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a BP-operated tanker through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British...

Seas off West Africa world’s worst for pirate attacks

The seas around West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for piracy, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report shows. Of 75 seafarers taken hostage...

Confrontation in Ethiopia avoided for the present

A potentially bloody confrontation between Ethiopia’s federal government and a minority community was averted when a political party postponed plans to set up a...

Alleged Muslim Brotherhood members sent back to Egypt

Kuwait handed eight Egyptians who admitted carrying out terrorist operations in their home country and fled to Kuwait after being convicted back to the...

Sudan demonstrations mark 40 days since crackdown

Thousands demonstrated in cities across Sudan on Saturday to mark 40 days since security forces killed dozens when they stormed a protest camp in...

Over 140 arrested in Western Cape NatJoints operations

Over 140 suspects have been arrested during National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJoints) operations around the Western Cape since Thursday morning, Police Minister...

UN peacekeeper one of seven killed in Sudan border shooting

Unknown gunmen killed a UN peacekeeper and six civilians in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan, the regional governor said. “Unknown gunmen...

Six years and counting for BMA legislation to be approved

In 2013 Cabinet agreed to establish a Border Management Agency (BMA). The ensuring years have seen a name change to Border Management Authority but...

ISS: Can the peace-trade equation stabilise the Horn?

The launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 7 July at the African Union (AU) summit in Niamey, Niger, has created...

Tunisia migrant boat death toll now at 82

The number of bodies recovered by Tunisia after a migrant ship sank off its coast last week rose to 82, one of the worst...

Death sentences for Moroccan backpacker murderers

Three Moroccan men were sentenced to death for murdering two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen (24) from Denmark and Maren Ueland...

Sudanese protesters return to site of final Bashir rally

Sudanese demonstrators rolled out a banner honouring fallen protesters ar a square where ousted president Omar al-Bashir held a large rally in his final...

UN demands lawmaker’s release

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) demanded the immediate release of lawmaker, Siham Sergewa, and her husband reportedly abducted at their house...

Ebola patient suspected of entering Rwanda

A woman who died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo may have taken the deadly disease into Rwanda, according to a Ugandan...

Moroccan jailed by Portugal for recruiting for Syrian war

A 65-year-old Moroccan citizen was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Tuesday after being convicted by a Portuguese court of recruiting young people...

Iraq PM orders Iran-allied militias to be reined in

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought on Monday to curb the powers of influential Iranian-backed Shi’ite Muslim militias, a politically risky move apparently...

Syrians returning home to reach 1 million once safe zone created

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he believed the number of Syrians returning from Turkey to their homeland will reach one million once a...

Saudi forces say they have captured leader of Yemen branch of Islamic State

Saudi special forces have captured the leader of the Yemeni branch of the Islamic State militant group, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen...

Fighters dominate the military fixed-wing market

More than half of the spending on military fixed-wing aircraft between now and 2027 will go towards attack platforms, bombers and fighter aircraft, according...

France to create space command within air force

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he had approved the creation of a space command within the French air force to improve the...

Europe safer since Islamic State defeat but threat endures, Europol says

Europeans were safer from jihadist attacks last year than at any point since Islamic State set up its caliphate in 2014, but a number...

Russian officials tout arms exports despite sanctions

Russia has maintained its arms exports portfolio despite pressure from external sources, Russian officials have said, and the volume of sales should rise in...

Bloodhound car needs to get through South African customs before breaking speed records

The Bloodhound supersonic car will be arriving in South Africa in October this year where it will be driven by Andy Green in the...

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...

UK to extend Mali Chinook mission

The United Kingdom will keep its three Chinook transport helicopters in Mali for another six months, where they will continue to support the French-led...

French Gazelle that force-landed in Mali was hit by enemy fire

A French Army Gazelle helicopter that was forced to land during combat against militants in Mali earlier this month was hit by enemy fire,...

Paris air show rotary wing roundup

Here is a roundup of rotary wing aviation news from the 2019 Paris Air Show, which took place from 17 to 23 June at...

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...

Mitiga operational after air strike

Airspace re-opened at the Libyan capital’s only functioning airport, Mitiga, after it was halted following an air strike, according to a post on the...

South African designed Pegasus vertical takeoff jet demonstrator planned for 2020

South Africa’s Pegasus Universal Aerospace is developing a vertical takeoff and landing jet and has started work building a full-scale demonstrator to display in...

Air transport a major contributor to SA economy but more could be done

The air transport sector supports 472 000 jobs in South Africa and contributes $9.4 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), but more could...

New Egyptian airport opens in a trial basis

Egypt opened a new international airport on a one-month trial basis to service the city which will become the country’s new capital. Capital International Airport...

From Iraq to Yemen, drones raise U.S. alarm over Iranian plans

The increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington. The United...

U.S. FAA to again delay drone tracking rule

The Federal Aviation Administration has again delayed plans to propose new rules requiring the remote identification of drones, according to records and a member...

Falco EVO UAV used to monitor illegal migration in Mediterranean

The European Union’s Frontex Maritime Aerial Surveillance project has been successfully using Falco EVO unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor illegal immigrants in the...

CLEARSKY counter-drone system aiming at African market

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or "drones") are becoming increasingly more available and affordable to the public. With that comes the risk of where and...

North Sinai suicide bombing

A suicide bombing killed at least two people in Egypt’s North Sinai region a day after four headless bodies were found, security and medical...

Terrorism in Africa: A pressing issue that’s not going anywhere

The recent African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) 2019 hosted in Botswana was considered a great success by U.S Army Major General Roger L. Cloutier,...

Ethiopia braces for further ethnic protests

Activists in Ethiopia were set to declare a new region for the Sidama ethnic group in defiance of central government, with some residents of...

Sisulu to ask Cabinet to declare dams as National Key Points

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says she will soon ask Cabinet to declare all major dams as national key points in...

Police need intercept tools as mobile networks develop

European law enforcement agencies set to lose the ability to tap criminals’ mobile devices with the launch of 5G technology must be brought into...

‘Wizard’ cybersecurity expert charged with record hack of Bulgarian tax agency

A 20-year-old Bulgarian cybersecurity worker has been arrested and charged with hacking the personal and financial records of millions of taxpayers, officials said on...

Hackers hit Bulgaria, send data from Russian email

Hackers stole thousands of Bulgarians’ personal financial data and distributed it from a Russian-based email in an attack possibly related to the purchase of...

Western intelligence hacked ‘Russia’s Google’ Yandex to spy on accounts

Hackers working for Western intelligence agencies broke into Russian internet search company Yandex in late 2018 deploying a rare type of malware in an...

Defence and Military Veterans Minister’s budget address

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans presented her budget vote to the National Assembly on Wednesday, July 17. defenceWeb publishes it as...

Budget vote speech by Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Thabang Makwetla

“Noluthando alias ‘Agnes’ Ncwana, to whose memory I wish to dedicate my remarks in this budget debate this morning, was a military veteran who...

Zimbabwe lawmaker charged with subversion

A Zimbabwe opposition lawmaker was charged with subversion, his lawyer said, after a video surfaced where he purportedly said President Emmerson Mnangagwa would be...

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