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AU marks mine awareness day

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Today (4 April) is International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, intended worldwide to “serve as a reminder of the danger...

AMISOM receives IED training

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The evolving threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as a weapon of choice for terrorists saw AMISOM, soon to become ATMIS (AU Transition Mission...

Saab wins training and simulation contract in Kenya

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Kenya’s Ministry of Defence has awarded Saab a contract for live training systems in a first for the Swedish company. According to Hans Lindgren, Head...

China donates vehicles, military equipment to Somalia

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China has donated nearly $5 million worth of military hardware, including vehicles, to Somalia to assist the country in its fight against terrorism. The vehicles...

Five nations have now ordered Mbombe 4s from Paramount

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Since its launch in 2019, Paramount’s Mbombe 4 infantry combat vehicle (ICV) has accumulated orders from the armed forces of five countries, amounting to...

Niger orders APCs from Turkey’s Nurol Makina

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Niger has ordered armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from Turkey’s Nurol Makina, in addition to Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles and Hurkus turboprop trainer/light attack...

Exercise Justified Accord underway in Kenya and Rwanda

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Servicemen from the US military and 20 East African nations are taking part in Exercise Justified Accord 22 in Kenya and Rwanda. Justified Accord is...

Flintlock 2022 shows coastal nations joining the fight against Sahel extremism

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At a training facility in Jacqueville, Côte d’Ivoire, Soldiers with Ghana’s Special Forces Unit leaned a metal ladder against an earthen wall as they...

SA company showcasing military vehicle nav system in Saudi Arabia

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An innovative military vehicle navigation system designed and developed by Pretoria-based electronics company Etion Create is on display at the World Defence Show (WDS)...

DCD Protected Mobility showcases its explosives and landmine detection capabilities at WDS 22

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Armoured and mine-detection vehicle specialist DCD Protected Mobility is showcasing its route clearance products and capabilities at the World Defence Show (WDS) 2022 currently...

KPE delivers new batch of Arlan vehicles to Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), the joint venture between Paramount Group and Kazpetromash, has announced the latest delivery of Arlan 4x4 armoured personal carriers (APCs)...

The face of the modern mercenary

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In Frederick Forsyth’s 1974 novel, “The Dogs of War,” a band of mercenaries slips into a small, fictional African nation at the direction of...

Denel unable to deliver on Hoefyster contract; Armscor recommends cancellation

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Denel is unable to complete Project Hoefyster for new Badger infantry combat vehicles for the South African Army due to insufficient capability, and consequently...

Morocco getting Barak air defence systems from Israel

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been contracted by Morocco to supply its Barak MX air defence systems in a deal worth over $500 million. This...

Rwandan and Mozambican troops continue to flush out insurgents

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Soldiers from Rwanda and Mozambique continue to flush out Ansar sunna Wa Jammah (ASWJ) insurgents in Cabo Delgado province, and have captured new hideouts...

Arms trade to Africa can be opaque: why this is dangerous

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Eolika, a Guyana-flagged cargo vessel, had already been detained in the port of Senegalese capital, Dakar due to ‘inconsistent’ declarations. Authorities in the West African...

Exercise Flintlock 2022 to begin in Cote d’Ivoire

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Ten countries will take part in the combined military and law enforcement Exercise Flintlock 2022 next week in Cote d’Ivoire. Over 400 service members from...

US military launches third joint training programme with Mozambique

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The United States and Mozambique have launched a third Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) programme, in which the US Army will partner with the...

Silent Sentinel to provide thermal imaging cameras for North African airports

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British threat detection specialist Silent Sentinel has been awarded contracts to supply its long-range thermal imaging cameras to two major North African airports as...

Egypt buys K9 howitzers from South Korea

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Egypt has signed a $1.7 billion deal with South Korea’s Hanwha Defence for the acquisition of K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzers, which will be mostly...

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