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Long distance rescue by 15 Squadron, 22 Squadron also in action

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Treacherous weather and several hundred kilometres of rough flying did not stop the SA Air Force (SAAF) in the form of a 15 Squadron...

GE wins contract to supply Moroccan Apache engines

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General Electric Aviation will supply T700 turboshaft engines for Morocco’s 24 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, which it ordered in June this year. Morocco will acquire...

Two dead in Kenya MD500 crash

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Both pilots were killed when their MD500 helicopter crashed in Kenya on 13 July. “Today 13th July, 2020, at around 11:30, a Kenya Army helicopter...

Niger receives Mi-171Sh helicopters

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Niger has apparently taken delivery of two armed Mi-171Sh helicopters after ordering the aircraft for some $47 million. According to the website Direct Niger, the...

Moroccan Gendarmerie gets new H125s

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Morocco’s Gendarmerie has taken delivery of two new H125 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, joining its fleet of nearly three dozen aircraft. The two H125s flew...

SAAF Oryx to the rescue again

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An Oryx helicopter from the South African Air Force’s 15 Squadron based at Air Force Base Durban has again come to the rescue of...

UN helicopter shot at in Nigeria

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Suspected Islamic extremists shot at a UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) helicopter in northern Nigeria at the weekend reportedly killing two civilians. President Muhammadu Buhari...

SAAF Drakensberg rescue

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15 Squadron, the only SA Air Force (SAAF) helicopter unit in KwaZulu-Natal, literally came to the rescue earlier this week. The KwaZulu-Natal section rescue team...

Bangladesh Air Force sends Mi-171 helicopters to Central African Republic

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The Bangladesh Air Force has sent three Mi-171Sh helicopters to the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR). The state Inter Services...

Ghanaian Z-9EH makes an emergency landing

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A Harbin Z-9EH helicopter belonging to Ghana’s Air Force made an emergency landing on 25 June, but none of the eight people on board...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...