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44 Squadron working with what’s available

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As with other South African Air Force (SAAF) units, 44 Squadron is faced with what is euphemistically termed “challenges” and in its particular case...

Virgin Orbit fails first rocket launch attempt from modified plane

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from the belly of a 747 airplane on Monday,...

Nigerian Navy receives AW139 helicopter

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The Nigerian Navy has taken delivery of a new AW139 from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters, after the aircraft was ordered in 2016. The arrival of the...

SpaceX to bring astronauts to short-handed Space Station for longer stay

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Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX’s new space taxi will now be on a mission planned to last more than a month,...

Angolan K-8 deliveries underway

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Angola has taken delivery of six K-8W trainer and light attack jets, and will receive another six during the course of this year. A photo...

LNA reportedly receives fighter jets as it plans escalation of Libya war

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The commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), General Khalifa Haftar, has threatened to escalate the LNA’s offensive in western Libya, amid reports that...

US to pull out of Open Skies treaty, Trump’s latest treaty withdrawal

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The United States said on Thursday it would withdraw from the 35-nation Open Skies treaty allowing unarmed surveillance flights over member countries, the Trump...

SAAF Herc still languishing outside at Goma

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Hercules C-130BZ (registration 403) is currently a coronavirus victim and has not been moved from where it unceremoniously stopped after a runway excursion in...

Can the commercial UAV industry thrive amid coronavirus?

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On the eve of South Africa moving from a level five national lockdown to level four, Drone Con held its first webinar under the...

Air France axes A380, Emirates seen cutting deliveries

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The world’s largest airliner, the Airbus A380, took a step closer to the aviation archives on Wednesday as Air France said it would permanently axe...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...