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French president pays tribute to fallen soldiers

President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to 13 French soldiers killed in Mali and vowed no respite in the fight against Islamist militants in the...

SAAF could come to “a grinding stop” – Mapisa-Nqakula

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Yet another underwhelming reply to a Parliamentary question raises further doubt about the ability of the SA Air Force (SAAF) to remain a force,...

SAA in funding talks

South African Airways (SAA) and lenders had “intense discussions” to secure funds for the cash-strapped carrier’s operational and structural transition, the country’s public enterprises...

Botswana police order three Enstrom 480B helicopters

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The Botswana Police Air Support branch has ordered three new Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters from Safomar Aviation and these will join its fleet of...

Strike affects SAA financial position

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The recent South African Airways (SAA) strike resulted in a sudden deterioration of the state-owned company’s financial position, the Public Enterprises Ministry revealed. The Ministry...

Crashed French helicopters ”not under fire”

Two French military helicopters that crashed in Mali this week were not under fire from Islamic State jihadists a senior French officer said, contradicting...

Next generation ISR equipment to be demonstrated in SA

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The South African airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) community will next week see a Viking Twin Otter Guardian 400 aircraft fitted with state-of-the-art...

Top French general says full victory in Africa not possible

France will never secure total victory over Islamist insurgents in West Africa, its top general said after 13 soldiers died in a helicopter crash...

Decision time looming for SAA

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Tough decisions need to be made to turn South African Airways (SAA) into a viable airline. Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Phumulo Masualle said this...

Mali helicopter collision claims 13 lives

Thirteen French soldiers died in Mali when two helicopters collided at low altitude as they swooped in to support ground forces in combat with...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...