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Oryx remains Monusco’s top transport helicopter in the DRC

The UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC (Monusco) has a Composite Helicopter Unit (CHU) based in the eastern DRC city, Goma. The CHU includes three...

Cameroon Air Force operating another Bell 412EP

Cameroon’s Air Force has received a second Bell 412EP helicopter, boosting its fleet to four. The aircraft (TJ-XRA) was cancelled from the US register on...

Oryx rescues two from sea in Western Cape

An Oryx helicopter from AFB Ysterplaat-based 22 Squadron was part of a multi-agency search and rescue operation in Western Cape. The medium transport helicopter crewed...

eSwatini receives two Hueys donated by Taiwan

eSwatini’s military has taken delivery of two Bell UH-1H helicopters donated by Taiwan – the second country in Africa to receive ex-Taiwanese military Huey...

Nigerian Air Force adds AW109, Mi-171 helicopters to its fleet

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday took into service three new helicopters: a Mi-171 from Russia and two AW109 helicopters from Italy’s Leonardo...

Heli Expo 2020 report

The Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) Heli-Expo, which took place at the end of January in Anaheim, California, was plunged into mourning following the tragic...

Botswana inks deal with Enstrom for three 480B helicopters

Enstrom Helicopter has confirmed that Botswana has ordered three Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters for its police force, with a delegation from Botswana at the...

Leonardo boosts its helicopter business with Kopter acquisition

Italian aerospace and defense group Leonardo has signed a deal to buy Switzerland’s Kopter Group from Lynwood AG for $185 million, plus additional payments...

Nigerian Air Force to induct two new AW109s next week

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will introduce into service two newly delivered AW109 helicopters on 28 January, after receiving them earlier this month. The NAF...

Kenya commissions MD 530F helicopters

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) have commissioned into service the six new MD 530F helicopters recently delivered from the United States. Chief of the Defence...


Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...