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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...

Gulf of Guinea confirmed as world piracy hotspot

Close on two hundred incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported worldwide last year, with the Gulf of Guinea cementing the...

Uganda revealed as Hizir APC customer

Uganda is the previously undisclosed customer for Hizir armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from Turkey’s Katmerciler, which shipped the vehicles last year. Around a dozen of...

Galeshewe decommissioned to reserve status

While the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) SAS Galeshewe (P1567) might be said to be decommissioned, the Navy Office in Pretoria has it the former...

SAN now has a situational awareness centre

The Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT), an Armscor defence, science and technology institutes, continues providing services to the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), particularly...

Navantia receives Moroccan Navy contract

Spain’s Navantia has received a contract for an offshore patrol vessel for the Royal Moroccan Navy, which is believed to have ordered an Avante...

Israel Shipyards begins construction of OPV-45 vessels for African country

Israel Shipyards has launched construction of the first of two OPV-45 offshore patrol vessels destined for an undisclosed African country. The company made the announcement...

Long delay in 2020 SAAF pupil pilots course caused by COVID-19

The “blame”, if it can be called that, for the delay in pupil pilots at Central Flying School not finishing their courses last year...

Paramount Group launches new training division in response to growing security challenges

Paramount Group has announced the establishment of a new division that will provide advanced training solutions for modern day ‘concept of operations’ and battlefield...

Reserve Force unit on “beach patrol” duty

Western Cape Reserve Force unit General Jan Smuts Regiment was deployed a week ago with “beach patrols” on the Garden Route and general anti-crime...


Armscor in-house expertise can generate revenue

Sweating Armscor assets, mainly property, was at one stage trumpeted as the way to eventually ensuring financial independence for the State-owned defence and security...