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Exercise Flintlock 2024 gets underway in West Africa

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Approximately 1 300 participants from nearly 30 international and African nations have come together for Exercise Flintlock 2024, which officially got underway on 13...

Burkina Faso acquires more military vehicles and UAVs

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Burkina Faso continues to build up its military amid ongoing terror attacks, and to this end has taken delivery of Bayraktar Akinci unmanned aerial...

African Lion, Africom’s largest annual exercise, kicks off in Tunisia

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The US Africa Command’s largest annual joint and combined exercise, African Lion 2024, has gotten underway in Tunisia, with more than 8 000 personnel...

Russia mistakenly claims South African APC captured in Ukraine

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Ahead of its annual Victory Day parade on 9 May, Russia is displaying a range of military hardware captured during the conflict in Ukraine,...

Mbombe 6 inspected by Ukraine Armed Forces

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A single Paramount Mbombe 6 infantry combat vehicle that was exported to Ukraine prior to the Russian invasion as a demonstration model has been...

Mbombe 6 vehicles delivered to Ecuador

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Ecuador has become the latest country to take delivery of Paramount’s Mbombe 6 infantry combat vehicle. Info Defensa last week reported the first vehicles, painted...

Armormax Defence introduces new TAC-6 6×6 vehicle for security, military users

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Johannesburg-based Armormax Defence is officially launching its new 6x6 TAC-6 multi-purpose vehicle, originally developed for the French Special Forces but now aimed at filling...

Mine Action Day to be marked worldwide

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Tomorrow (4 April) is the United Nations (UN) accredited International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action with nine events globally –...

CSIR develops firepower upgrade package for Mamba APCs

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a firepower enhancement package for the Mamba armoured personnel carrier (APC), which is being...

Hensoldt developing new Bushbaby 200 surveillance system

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Fresh after launching its Bushbaby 100 electro-optical surveillance system at the World Defence Show in Saudi Arabia last month, Hensoldt South Africa is finishing...

Kenya operating DCD’s Springbuck APC

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Kenya has been confirmed as a relatively new operator of DCD Protected Mobility’s Springbuck armoured personnel carrier (APC), with the vehicles being used for...

Morocco acquiring Javelin anti-tank missiles

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Morocco is boosting its anti-tank missile capability with the acquisition of more than 600 Javelins, which are being acquired at a cost of $260...

UPDF goes hands-on to learn from Kenya, South Africa

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) is actively connecting to other African defence forces by building relationships, sharing ideas and experiences, and addressing challenges. In...

Algeria expands Fuchs 2 armoured vehicle production

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The Algerian army has expanded its production of German Fuchs 2 wheeled armoured vehicles as part of a long-standing defence cooperation agreement between Germany...

US Africa Command acquiring hostile fire detectors

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The US Army is buying nearly $20 million worth of hostile fire detection systems to protect Africa Command (Africom) troops from hostile actors. Logos Technologies...

Ex Justified Accord underway in Kenya

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Justified Accord 2024 (JA24) is US Africa Command's (Africom’s) largest exercise in East Africa, running from 26 February to 7 March 2024 under the...

US$2 million plus boost for mine action in Ethiopia

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Sizeable donations from Denmark and Japan will enable the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to continue humanitarian mine action activities and operations in...

US to construct military bases for Somali National Army

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The United States and Somalia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of up to five military bases for the Somalia...

Kenya receives nearly $1.4 million in protective equipment for terror fight

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The Kenya Defence Forces in January received 6 730 pieces of protective equipment valued at Sh220 million ($1.38 million) from United States Africa Command. The...

Denel concluding Hoefyster development but fewer vehicles to be manufactured

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Denel is busy concluding development of the Badger infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) under Project Hoefyster, while revised production costs will see fewer vehicles manufactured...

SVI launches new protected truck cab

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Vehicle armouring specialist SVI Engineering has launched a new armoured truck cab that aims to be one of the most cost effective on the...

Islamist terrorists occupy fishing town of Quissanga near Pemba

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The little Mozambique fishing town of Quissanga, about 65km north of the Cabo Delgado provincial capital and port city of Pemba, has been overrun...

Denel pledges support for SAPS on national police day

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Michael Kgobe, the interim Group CEO of Denel, believes the annual commemoration of National Police Day on 27 January is an opportunity to highlight...

Burkina Faso operating Chinese self-propelled guns and mortars

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Burkina Faso’s military has acquired Norinco WMA301 fire support vehicles fitted with 105 mm guns from China, as well as Norinco 81 mm CS/SM1...

Ugandan team clears major Somali supply route of IEDs

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The start of a new year in peacekeeping operations is – by and large – another day of operations ranging from convoy escort and...

Egypt gets approval for Light Tactical Vehicle chassis purchase

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The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale to Egypt of Light Tactical Vehicle chassis for an estimated $200 million. The Defense...

Armscor reports significant progress on G5 and G6 upgrades

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State defence material agency Armscor has reported significant progress made on the upgrade of the SA Army’s G5 and G6 155 mm howitzers under...

Africom Commander visits Chad

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US Marine Corps General Michael Langley, Commander, US Africa Command, and Sergeant Major Michael Woods have visited Chad to discuss security collaboration with Chadian...

$1 million-plus worth of ammunition gifted to Somali National Army

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The Somali National Army (SNA) is to receive "military equipment designed to deliver lethal force" from the European Peace Facility (EPF) of the European...

Ghana Armed Forces adds to its artillery inventory

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The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), in the form of its battle training camp, now has new multiple launch rocket systems and rockets as well...

New Chinese equipment for Zimbabwe Defence Forces

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What Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa calls “the unparalleled strategic partnership” between his country and the People’s Republic of China saw him accept a consignment...

Specialist QRF instruction for Mozambican soldiers

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The next round of Mozambican soldiers identified for quick reaction training as part of the offensive against ASWJ (Al Sunnah Wa Jama’ah) is in...

RDM demos refurbished ammo at Exercise Vuk’uhlome

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At the South African Army's largest annual exercise this year, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) demonstrated its ammunition upgrade capabilities by firing 30-year-old refurbished mortar...

Algerian Army Chief of Staff visits China with a view to acquire military hardware

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Defence ties between Algiers and Beijing are as old as the Algerian state itself, with China being a major supporter of the National Liberation...

DRC police operating Paramount Maatla armoured vehicles

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The Police Nationale Congolaise has been confirmed as the operator of newly acquired Maatla armoured vehicles. Fifteen of the Paramount-manufactured vehicles were handed over to...

IED training for Somali police

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With withdrawal work well underway in Somalia, other work continues to ensure that civilian safety and security is maintained. This saw an intensive, five-day training...

European Union hands over 105 military vehicles to Ghana

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To fight extremism and bolster Ghana’s peacekeeping efforts, the European Union (EU) has handed over 105 military vehicles to the West African nation. The...

Morocco fishing for Piranha?

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A high-ranking Swiss delegation visited Morocco earlier this month. Its members, led by Guy Parmelin, the equivalent of the Swiss Minister of the Economy,...

EU donates military equipment to Somalia

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Non-lethal military hardware funded by the European Peace Facility has been handed over to the Somali National Army (SNA), with trucks and trailers supporting...

Ex Nguizani ups SADC logistics capacity

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A just completed logistic exercise has, according to a Southern African Development Community (SADC) statement, “strengthened the operational capacity” of the regional bloc’s standby...

Paramount well positioned to take advantage of global surge in armoured vehicle spending

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Driven by the Russo-Ukraine conflict, armoured vehicle spending is seeing a global renaissance, and Paramount aims to take advantage of this with its 4x4,...

New timelines for Project Hoefyster

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Denel is proceeding with work to complete the development of the Badger infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) under Project Hoefyster, and expects to establish a...

Nigerian Army acquires Tares armoured vehicles

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The Nigerian Army is now operating Tares armoured vehicles after having just taken delivery of the new type from Saudi Arabia’s ERAF Industrial Company. In...

Turkey donates Otokar Cobras to Gambia

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The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) have taken delivery of a consignment of military hardware donated by Turkey, including two Otokar Cobra armoured personnel carriers. The...

To The Point International sets its sights on new turret range

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Vernon Kroeger, CEO of Midrand-based To The Point International, working closely with Vision24 Technologies, is well advanced with the development of a number of...

Ex Nguizani training for tactical support to intervention operations

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A currently underway Southern African Development Community (SADC) Standby Force logistics training exercise is preparation for events ranging from subversion and terrorism to “grand...

Deputy Defence Minister test drives Twiga’s Nyati at Defence Demo Day

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Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thabang Makwetla was one of Twiga’s guests at the recent Defence Demo Day who test drove its...

SADC standby force logistics exercise underway

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Senior officers from unspecified Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries are putting heads together in Luanda for Nguizani, a logistics exercise for the regional...

Gallery: Defence Demo Day 20 September 2023

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A strong defence industry is needed to ensure South Africa’s national sovereignty – Makwetla

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Deputy Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thabang Makwetla maintains that South Africa’s national sovereignty is at risk without a robust defence sector, as a...