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Ivory Coast receives second replacement Mi-24

The Ivory Coast has taken delivery of a second Mi-24 to replace those that crashed in 2019 and 2020. The second aircraft (TU-VHT) was seen...

Ugandan military loses another helicopter

The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has lost an AB 206 helicopter in a crash that killed one of the pilots. The aircraft (serial AF-317,...

SAAF again comes to the rescue of seafarers

The South African Air Force (SAAF) helped rescue two seafarers in two separate incidents on the same day last week during operations off South...

Royal Air Force Chinooks conduct heavy lift operations in Mali

An RAF Chinook has delivered heavy equipment to extend French and Malian forces' operational range as part of Op Barkhane, the French counter insurgency...

SAAF assists in rescue of six flood victims

The South African Air Force (SAAF) used an Oryx helicopter to assist in the rescue of six people who had been trapped due to...

Denel still seeing interest in Rooivalk

Denel Aeronautics is still receiving international interest in its Rooivalk attack helicopter, with consistent enquiries for a number of years. Since around 2015, Denel has...

Mali receives additional Mi-35 attack helicopters

Mali’s Air Force has taken delivery of another two Mi-35 attack helicopters from Russia, as part of a 2016 order for four. Photos of the...

Nigerian Air Force partnering with Caverton Helicopters for aircraft maintenance

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will partner with Caverton Helicopters on the maintenance of its rotary wing aircraft as it seeks to improve serviceability. The...

Botswana Defence Force AS350 crashes

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Air Wing has lost an AS350B Ecureuil (Squirrel) helicopter in a crash during an anti-poaching mission. According to BDF spokesperson...

Nigerian Air Force receives another Mi-171 helicopter

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken delivery of a second Mi-171E helicopter, with the aircraft arriving aboard an Il-76 transport on 2 December. The...


Are SANDF communicators losing the plot?

Apart from somewhat poor communication with its various external audiences, there also appears to be a lack of communication internally at the SA National...