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Burkinabe Mi-17s returning to service

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Burkina Faso is returning two of its stored Mi-17 transport helicopters to service, with the aircraft being overhauled in the Czech Republic. The two aircraft...

Danish EH101s deployed to Mali

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Denmark has deployed two EH101 helicopters to Mali, where they are supporting the French-led Operation Barkhane counter-terrorism effort. The two EH101 along with 70 support...

Kenyan MD 530Fs delivered

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MD Helicopters has delivered all six new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters to Kenya, on schedule as per the September 2018 contract. The six helicopters...

17 Squadron to the rescue

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AFB Zwartkop-based 17 Squadron took to the air on Monday for a pair of rescue missions on opposite sides of the Tshwane Metro. First...

French president pays tribute to fallen soldiers

President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to 13 French soldiers killed in Mali and vowed no respite in the fight against Islamist militants in the...

Botswana police order three Enstrom 480B helicopters

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The Botswana Police Air Support branch has ordered three new Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters from Safomar Aviation and these will join its fleet of...

Crashed French helicopters ”not under fire”

Two French military helicopters that crashed in Mali this week were not under fire from Islamic State jihadists a senior French officer said, contradicting...

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...

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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...