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Air Force of Zimbabwe takes delivery of H215 VIP transport helicopter

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

Air Force of Zimbabwe AB412 crash kills four

Three people have died after an Air Force of Zimbabwe Agusta Bell 412 helicopter crashed into a house on 23 April. In a statement, the...

SAAF helos part of Table Mountain firefighting efforts

The SA Air Force’s (SAAF’s) Western Cape-based 22 Squadron, with pair of Oryx medium-transport rotorcraft, contributed in no small measure, alongside other disaster management...

SAAF helps fight Table Mountain fire

The South African Air Force (SAAF) provided Oryx helicopters to help fight the Table Mountain fire that began on Sunday 18 April. The fire...

Less than half of SAPS aircraft are operational

Of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Air Wing’s 34 aircraft, only 15 are operational and the rest are undergoing maintenance or grounded after...

15 Squadron in Drakensberg rescue

A 60-year-old hiker with head injuries was rescued from a precarious site in the Drakensberg thanks to the efforts of the provincial nature conservation...

Third and final Enstrom 480B handed over to Botswana Police

Safomar Aviation has handed over the third and final Enstrom 480B helicopter to the Botswana Police Service Air Support Branch. The first aircraft, BPS-11, was...

NIMASA helicopters delivered

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has taken delivery of its two AW109 helicopter from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters. They will be used...

Additional helicopters to join the Mozambican military as mercenaries are eased back

Mozambique’s military will soon start using Mi-17 and Mi-24 helicopters in the fight against insurgents in Cabo Delgado province as Dyck Advisory Group (DAG)...

SAAF A109 involved in rescue of injured paraglider

A South African Air Force (SAAF) A109 Light Utility Helicopter was used to rescue an injured paraglider in the Eastern Cape last week. On the...


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...