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First Multi-Mission patrol vessel handed over to the SA Navy

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The first of three new multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) built under Project Biro was handed over to the South African Navy (SAN) on...

Funding and other challenges hurting the Military Police

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The Military Police Division (MPD) of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says it is struggling to provide full policing services due to...

Defence budget also to blame for poor serviceability of SANDF equipment – Denel

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The real reason why some South African Air Force (SAAF) aircraft are grounded is the poor state of the defence budget, and not just...

SA exported R3.3 billion worth of military hardware in 2021

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The South African defence industry exported R3.3 billion worth of weapons, ammunition and military equipment to 67 countries around the world last year, according...

More than three thousand illegal immigrants stopped by soldiers in April

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April saw an escalation in xenophobia in South Africa with at least one death – that of a Zimbabwean at the hands of an...

DMV underachieves in delivering to military veterans

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The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) has underachieved in its performance for the final three quarters of 2021, and only managed to achieve less...

Department of Defence underfunded by 50%

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With a budget of R49 billion for the current financial year, the Department of Defence (DoD) is underfunded by 50%, as its full cost...

Upgrading the SAAF’s ageing C-130BZ Hercules fleet would cost R1.6 billion

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The Department of Defence (DoD) is exploring upgrading the SA Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules fleet at a cost of R1.6 billion. According to a...

Denel presentation to Parliamentary committee “untruthful”

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Ailing State-owned defence and technology conglomerate Denel was told “there’s no need to sugar coat or hide anything” by the acting chair of a...

President Ramaphosa extends Op Vikela until April 2023

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South African military personnel and materiel will be in northern Mozambique until mid-April next year in support of what President Cyril Ramaphosa writes is...

Soldiers and police putting their backs into KZN flood relief

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The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cabinet cluster is one of the myriad government agencies and departments currently “all hands on deck” in...

Defence enterprise development fund moves forward

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The defence industry Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) fund has been established as an initiative of the Defence Sector Charter Council (DSCC) to improve...

Armscor CEO in favour of DPE “intervention measures” for Denel

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The current sorry state of Denel will change if Armscor chief executive Solomzi Mbada is to be believed. He devotes part of his “From the...

Mozambique duty for SAS Spioenkop

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A South African Navy (SAN) Valour Class frigate with a Maritime Reaction Squadron (MRS) element aboard is doing duty in Mozambican waters as the...

SANDF gives an update on Mozambique deployment

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Chief of the South African National Defence Force, General Rudzani Maphwanya, yesterday briefed the media on the status of the country's deployment in Mozambique’s...

Sailors and soldiers committed to continental and regional deployments

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Commander-in-Chief of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) President Cyril Ramaphosa followed Constitutional obligations to inform Parliament of decisions to utilise the military in...

New army work dress still a way off

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New camouflage dress for the SA Army is, according to the communication directorate of the national defence force, still within its research and development...

Union in Labour Court for claim on Denel money

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Trade Union UASA (United Association of SA) wants a share of what it expects to be a R1 billion pay-out to embattled Denel from...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition awarded Spanish 40 mm grenade contract

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has been awarded a contract to supply 40 mm grenade ammunition to the Spanish military. The contract covers the supply of...

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