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15 Squadron aids in sea rescue

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An Oryx from the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) 15 Squadron was called out to the New Constant, an oil tanker 50 nautical miles...

Spanish NH90s arrive in Mali

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The Spanish Army has sent its first NH90 helicopter to Mali as part of the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Mali. Personnel from the...

India’s HAL training Nigerian Army pilots

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has started flying training for Nigerian Army Aviation pilots, who have joined the Indian company’s Rotary Wing Academy. HAL said six...

Mozambican helicopter down in Afungi fighting

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The Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM) appear to have lost a helicopter in fighting around Afungi in Cabo Delgado province. Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that...

Ten Kenyan troops killed in military helicopter crash

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At least ten Kenyan soldiers were killed on Thursday when a helicopter carrying them crashed while landing near the capital Nairobi, the military and...

Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters delivered to Central African Republic

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A Russian Air Force Antonov An-124 transport aircraft has delivered Mi-8MT and Mi-24V helicopters to the Central African Republic. According to Centrafriquenews, the helicopters arrived...

Spanish NH90s ready for Mali deployment

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Spain will later this year send NH90 helicopters to Mali where they will support the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Mali. It will...

SAAF helicopters help fight Simons Town fire

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South African Air Force Oryx helicopters helped extinguish a fire that broke out in the Simons Town area on Monday. Provincial Disaster Management (PDM) requested...

NIMASA helicopters nearing service entry

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The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has received all three of its new AW109 helicopters from Italy and is about to put...

Air Force of Zimbabwe takes delivery of H215 VIP transport helicopter

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The Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) has taken delivery of an Airbus H215 helicopter that is set to replace the aged Cougar helicopter currently...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...