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Senegalese CN235 arrives home

The Senegalese Air Force’s newest CN235 has arrived home after flying from the PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) factory in Indonesia. The aircraft arrived in Dakar...

Bay’s Hill to host Barker, Iyer memorial

The memorial service of the late Major General (ret) Desmond Barker and Colonel (ret) Rama lyer following a fatal Patchen Explorer aircraft crash earlier...

First Nigerian JF-17 Thunder arrives home

The Nigerian Air Force appears to have taken delivery of its first JF-17 Thunder fighter jet from Pakistan. Video emerged on social media showing a...

PTDI hands over CN235 to Senegal

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI – Indonesian Aerospace) has handed over a CN235 aircraft to Senegal, which will use it for maritime patrol. On 18 March,...

Condolences for retired pilots killed in light aircraft crash

The South African Military Ombud Lieutenant General (Retired) Vusumuzi Masondo on Thursday sent his condolences to the families of two Reserve Force pilots who...

Sad day for SA military aviation

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, will go into history as a sad day for South Africa’s military aviation fraternity, marked by the death of two...

SAAF Museum Patchen Explorer in fatal crash

A Patchen Explorer belonging to the South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum crashed near Air Force Base Swartkop this morning, killing two senior retired...

SAAF Museum airshow a no-go for the second year running

Lockdown level one does not open the door for the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum to stage its major fundraiser – the annual airshow...

New SAAF Corporate Services boss plans to “rekindle” media relations

The new man in the cockpit of corporate services for the SA Air Force (SAAF) plans to “rekindle relations and create a win-win environment...

UKZN hybrid rocket achieves record 18 km altitude in Overberg launch

A Phoenix-1B Mk IIr hybrid rocket developed by the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and launched from the Denel Overberg Test Range in the Western...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...