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60 Squadron still active as VVIP transport unit

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Fourteen years after its last sortie – delivery of a Boeing 707 to the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum at Air Force Base (AFB)...

Looted funds to be recovered ‘by whatever means necessary’ – SAA

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The interim board of South African Airways (SAA) says it will implement all of the recommendations of the State Capture report and subsequently go...

Legislation holding the drone industry back in South Africa

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Restrictive UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or drone regulations in South Africa are holding the industry back, with major reforms needed, especially in the security...

Drones offer extra eyes in illegal fishing battle

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As many African nations struggle to control illegal fishing, some are turning to drones as a relatively cheap way to conduct surveillance over vast...

Companies in SAAF tender collusion fined R2 million plus

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It’s taken the Competition Commission and its tribunal over five years to rule on a collusive tendering issue for the SA Air Force (SAAF)...

Counter drone technology comes under the spotlight at first Security Drone Conference

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, have proliferated over the past decade, with new aircraft and applications appearing all the time. As UAVs become...

Lom Praha overhauls Ghanaian Mi-171

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The Czech Republic’s Lom Praha has completed the overhaul of a Ghana Air Force Mi-171Sh helicopter, which was recently seen undergoing engine runs at...

Niger receives second ex-US C-130 Hercules

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Niger’s Air Force has officially taken delivery of the second of three C-130H Hercules transport aircraft from the United States. The US military formally transferred...

No easy ride for new Makhado GOC

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Three days after officially assuming command of SA Air Force (SAAF) base Makhado, Brigadier General Lance ‘Lancelot’ Mathebula had to take notice of a...

Milkor Integrated Systems expands its UAV capabilities

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Milkor Integrated Systems (MIS) - Milkor’s subsidiary responsible for the development and production of unmanned programmes - has expanded its capacity by moving into...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...