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Mambas join G5 Sahel efforts in Niger

Sixteen Mamba armoured personnel carriers (APCs) have joined the G5 Sahel Joint Force in northern Niger as part of efforts to combat terrorism, transnational...

SVI completes first armoured Amaroks

SVI Engineering has completed the first of three armoured Amarok bakkies, which provide protection against AK-47 and R1 assault rifle bullets. The new 190 kW...

International Mine Awareness Day marked

Sunday past (4 April) was International Mine Awareness Day with the UN marking it for the 16th time, following the General Assembly declaring the...

Ghana parades Cobra armoured vehicles

The Ghana Armed Forces have officially unveiled new Cobra armoured personnel carriers acquired from Turkey’s Otokar. Forty of the vehicles were displayed by President Nana...

Olifant Mk1A introduced to popular war game

The Olifant Mk1A has been introduced to the popular video game “War Thunder” as of 19 February 2021 and will be available soon as...

Fire breaks out in Kenya during British military exercise

A fire broke out in a wildlife conservancy in Kenya during an exercise by British troops stationed in the country, the British army said. “We...

PMP delivering 20×139 mm ammunition to the SANDF

Denel Pretoria Metal Pressings (PMP) has delivered 6 000 rounds of 20x139 mm ammunition to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and is...

Morocco orders 300 VLRA light tactical vehicles

The Royal Moroccan Armed Forces (RMAF) has ordered 300 VLRA-2 4x4 light tactical military vehicles from France to strengthen the firepower and mobility of...

Unnamed African country orders 100 DongFeng vehicles

An undisclosed African country in 2020 ordered 100 DongFeng Warrior armoured vehicles from China. On 15 August DongFeng and Poly Technologies signed the ‘N720’ cooperation...

Rheinmetall contributing to Halcon air defence missile

Rheinmetall has contributed to the United Arab Emirates’ first air defence missile, the Halcon SkyKnight. The SkyKnight was unveiled at the IDEX show in the...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...