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Draken’s Mirage F1s begin flying in US adversary role

Draken International has begun flying supersonic, radar equipped Mirage F1M fighters to support US Air Force (USAF) combat training at Nellis Air Force Base...

Nigerian Air Force refurbishes another Alpha Jet

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has returned another Alpha Jet to service after maintenance and an avionics upgrade. The NAF said the reactivated Alpha Jet...

Tunisian Air Show develops aerospace and defence partnerships – Africom

Military members from across US Africa Command attended the inaugural Tunisia International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (IADE) between 4 and 8 March, demonstrating what...

SAAF Museum airshow is a coronavirus casualty

This year’s SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum airshow is a major casualty – defence-wise – of the coronavirus pandemic. The airshow was set down for...

Rooivalk maintains its advantage in the DRC

The UN Peacekeeping mission in the DRC (Monusco) has a Composite Helicopter Unit (CHU) based in Goma, bordering Rwanda. DefenceWeb interviewed Corne Stander, a Rooivalk...

Uganda strengthens its L-39 fleet

The Uganda People’s Defence Air Force is operating a growing number of L-39 jet trainers, taking delivery of second hand examples and refurbishing its...

East African country receiving armed Cessna Caravans

H3 Solutions is delivering three armed Cessna 208 aircraft to a customer in Africa, which will fit them with laser-guided rocket launchers. The modified ‘Icarus-X’...

Crash-landed SAAF C-130 remains on edge of Goma runway

The C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft of the South African Air Force (SAAF) that crash-landed at Goma airport in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...

SA pilots and aircraft continue to dominate DRC airspace

The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Monusco) is currently the biggest UN peacekeeping mission with approximately 18...

Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) hosts awareness-raising Industry Days

The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) late last month met with three dozen aerospace and defence companies in Cape Town and Pretoria in an...


Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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...