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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)...

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)...

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...

SAAF Gripens grounded

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The South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) Gripen fleet is temporarily grounded, with no aircraft serviceable, due to a lack of funding and maintenance and...

Italian Air Force visits SA on study tour

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Two Italian Air Force aircraft, a KC-767 tanker and a C-130J Super Hercules transport, spent a week in South Africa as part of an...

UKZN fires up rocket engine aimed at satellite launch vehicles

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal's (UKZN’s) Aerospace Systems Research Group (ASReG) has successfully tested a liquid propellant rocket engine as the first step towards developing...

Mbambo awards long service medals to SAAF members, sets scene for changes to come

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The South Africa Air Force (SAAF) honored its long serving members yesterday (25 November) with a medal parade at Air Force Base Swartkop. The event...

Pentagon to form new group to investigate UFOs

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The United States Department of Defense late on Tuesday said it will establish a new group to investigate reports on the presence of UFOs in restricted...

Changes coming for the SAAF

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Change is coming to the SA Air Force (SAAF) with the officer in overall command, Lieutenant General Wiseman Mbambo, reported as saying it is...

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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...