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Top French general says full victory in Africa not possible

France will never secure total victory over Islamist insurgents in West Africa, its top general said after 13 soldiers died in a helicopter crash...

Mali helicopter collision claims 13 lives

Thirteen French soldiers died in Mali when two helicopters collided at low altitude as they swooped in to support ground forces in combat with...

Exclusive: Lesotho Defence Force takes delivery of a new H125 helicopter

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The Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) has commissioned into service a new H125 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters, replacing one that crashed last year. The aircraft, registration...

Morocco looking to acquire 36 Apache helicopters

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Morocco has requested the sale of 36 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from the United States in a deal worth $4.25 billion. The State Department approved...

Retracting mechanism coming for Rooivalk chin gun

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Work is underway on a retracting mechanism for the Rooivalk attack helicopter’s chin mounted 20 mm cannon as part of efforts to make...

SAAF Hostile Fire Indicator successfully demonstrated

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A successful demonstration of the Armscor-sourced hostile fire indicator (HOSFIN) capability is rated as one of the 2018/19 financial year’s highlights by the State-owned...

Nigeria confirms order for a dozen Mi-35 helicopters from Russia

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Russia and Nigeria have confirmed a contract for the delivery of 12 Mi-35 attack helicopters, with six having already been delivered. Nigeria ordered 12 Mi-35Ms...

MINUSCA helicopter crash

A Senegalese combat helicopter from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic crashed, killing three people, the mission head said. The crash...

Kenyan MD530Fs to be delivered by year-end

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The Kenyan military will receive six MD530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters by the end of this year, with training and support contracts having just been...

Asia set to be largest market for light military rotorcraft

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A total of 1 854 light military rotorcraft will be produced during the 15-year timeframe between 2019 and 2033, according to a new forecast,...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...