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UAE’s EDGE signs cooperation agreement with the Tanzania People’s Defence Force

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The United Arab Emirates’ EDGE group has signed a cooperation agreement with the Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF) during the IDEX defence show underway...

Ghana commissions nearly 200 military vehicles

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Ghana’s military has commissioned into service 175 military vehicles, for internal security as well as peacekeeping use. Ghana’s president and commander-in-chief Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo...

Japanese donation boosts IED removal efforts in Sudan

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Humanitarian mine action in Sudan is seen by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) as one part of peacebuilding in troubled Sudan with...

Mbatha holds first 2023 CArmy communication period

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The three-star general leading the largest component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Lawrence Mbatha set the tone for officers and personnel at...

After SAAF firefighting deliveries, Marce continues apace with sales

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Firefighting and emergency response vehicle manufacturer Marce has delivered dozens of its Rhino firefighting vehicles to the South African Air Force (SAAF) and continues...

Morocco supports Ukraine with tank sale

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Morocco will become the first African nation to offer military support to Ukraine with the sale of T-72 tanks. Under the deal, the United States...

Zero interest in vintage armoured cars

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There were no takers to an Armscor Defence Disposal Solutions (DDS) tender for either the sale or destruction of 21 scrap armoured vehicles at...

Armscor issues RFI for new APCs, unlocking potential for SA’s defence industry

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Armscor issued a Request for Information (RFI) on 12 January for the procurement of armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for the South African National Defence...

Feature: All women Egyptian search and detect team making its mark in Mali

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“This is an alert. This is not a test!” Commander Hossam Shafei, Chief of Operations, calls out across the Douentza airfield to Major Doaa...

30 nations to take part in Exercise Flintlock 2023

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Africa Command’s premier and largest annual special operations exercise combining military and law enforcement to strengthen African and international special operations forces capabilities. “Flintlock will...

US donates weapons, equipment to support the Somali National Army

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The United States has handed over $9 million worth of weapons, vehicles, medical supplies and other equipment to the Somali National Army to support...

Police recover stolen military explosives, equipment

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) Head Office Organised Crime Investigations Unit, has recovered military explosive devices and equipment in Benoni, Gauteng. SAPS spokesperson Athlenda...

Landward force seeking UAVs

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The SA Army plans to acquire unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for reconnaissance and target acquisition according to a now closed Armscor tender. Documentation issued for...

Etion Create success with CheetahNAV continues

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Pretoria-based electronics company Etion Create is hitting full stride with its flagship CheetahNAV military vehicle tactical navigation system now in series production and attracting...

DCD Husky is leading landmine detection system

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DCD Protected Mobility rates its Husky as the world’s leading landmine detection system. Tested to international standards in the United States (US), France and...

Paramount positions Mbombe 8 as Hoefyster alternative

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The Paramount Group achieved major export successes with its Mbombe range of infantry combat vehicles (ICVs) and is now turning toward the domestic ...

DRC demining boosted by major Korean donation

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Ongoing and, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) increasing, hostilities put paid to the country’s hopes of being anti-personnel mine compliant by year-end. Support...

Paramount begins delivery of first Maatla armoured vehicles

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Launched at the recent Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition in September, Paramount Group’s new Maatla 4x4 light protected vehicle is being delivered to...

US donates Vamtac armoured vehicles to Mali

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The United States has donated two Vamtac armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to Mali under the US Antiterrorism Assistance Programme (ATA), which provides US government...

OTT Solutions’ Ratel SLEP makes Lohatla debut for Exercise Vuk’uhlome 2022

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OTT Solutions brought its Ratel Service Life Extension Programme (SLEP) vehicle to the South African Army’s Combat Training Centre at Lohatla in the Northern...

Land mines haunt Zimbabwe 40 years after war

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Talakufa Mudzikiti thought that the 1979 cease-fire ending Zimbabwe’s 15-year war would make it safe to search for his family’s lost cattle. It would...

Djibouti, US celebrate relationships with Partner Appreciation Day

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Coalition and joint service members from the United States' Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa participated in a Partner Appreciation Day event...

Toyota SA’s KZN plant now protected by Svi-armoured Hilux fleet

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Vehicle armouring specialist SVI Engineering has armoured a fleet of Hilux double-cab bakkies deployed to help protect Toyota South Africa Motors’ vehicle-manufacturing plant in...

US, Angola host military medical readiness exercise

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The Angolan Armed Forces, in partnership with the US Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) and 807th Medical Command, Army Reserve, are hosting...

Partners gather in Kenya to plan Exercise Justified Accord 23

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From 24-28 October, more than 80 participants from the US, Africa partner nations and multinational forces gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to plan exercise Justified...

New agreement brings Mbombe 4 production in Saudi Arabia a step closer

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A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Saudi companies Scopa and the National Company for Mechanical Systems (NCMS) has been signed for the production of...

Operation Irini seizes armoured vehicles bound for Libya

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The European Union Naval Force’s Operation Irini has seized dozens of BATT UMG armoured vehicles destined for Libya in violation of United Nations sanctions. At...

Allen-Vanguard fits ECM equipment to APCs supporting African peace mission

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Global electronic countermeasures (ECM) specialist Allen-Vanguard has fitted ECM equipment to 19 vehicles for an African nation that is a major contributor to peacekeeping...

Allen-Vanguard providing more ECM equipment to Somalia

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Global electronic countermeasures specialist Allen-Vanguard has received multi-million Canadian dollar funding from an undisclosed customer to provide more electronic countermeasures (ECM) equipment to protect...

Hoefyster’s future in the hands of control board and steering committee

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Next in line for the seemingly never-ending saga that is the SA Army’s new infantry combat vehicle (ICV) to replace the ageing Ratel is...

Hensoldt South Africa introduces new radar electronic surveillance solution

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Hensoldt South Africa has introduced its new RES9000 radar electronic surveillance solution for the detection, location and analysis of modern radar emitters. The RES9000 from...

Truvelo is back with a bang

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Firearms manufacturer Truvelo is finding its feet again under the direction of its new owner, African Defence Group. The company was exhibiting its full range...

Hensoldt South Africa launches new Quadome Land radar

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Hensoldt South Africa has launched the latest version of its flagship Quadome radar, the Quadome Land, designed for air and surface surveillance and targeting. The...

India markets towed artillery systems for export

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For many years India has been seeking to become self-sufficient in many year areas of land systems, including towed artillery systems. The 155 mm/45 calibre...

Sudan markets long range 122 mm rockets

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Sudan’s Military Industry Corporation (MIC) is offering its 122 mm artillery rocket system to potential customers amongst a wide range of land and air...

Sherq Engineering setting its sights on turrets

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A Pretoria based engineering firm is designing and producing custom built turrets for customers as far afield as Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE...

Evotex turrets emerge from the shadows

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Although having supplied numerous South African defence companies with design and manufacturing solutions in the weapons systems area for many years, Pretoria-based Evotex is...

Kill that fire – instantly

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Military and other specialised purpose-built vehicles (SPBV) that operate in volatile environments are often at high risk due to the threat of fire and...

SVI unveils six-wheeled Max 3

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SVI Engineering has unveiled a new addition to its growing range of armour-protected vehicles, the MAX 3 six-wheel vehicle. Displayed for the first time at...

OTT offers Ratel upgrade to fill Hoefyster gap

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The OTT Group, having gained much experience remanufacturing Ratel infantry combat vehicles (ICVs), has developed a Ratel Service Life Extension Plan (SLEP) to keep...

Paramount launches Maatla light vehicle

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Paramount Group subsidiary Paramount Land Systems is for the first time unveiling its new Maatla 4x4 Light Protected Vehicle (LPV), which is aimed at...

ISS: Terrorists’ use of tech in West Africa must be contained

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When al-Shabaab attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya in 2013, the group live-blogged the terrifying event on Twitter, taunting the authorities who...

Sat-Com’s panel-mount radio series evolves

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Several years ago, Sat-Com launched a new panel-mount radio and this has evolved into a successful new series of user-friendly radios. The Badger, Shark and...

Rogue Lesotho soldier demoted

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A Lesotho Defence Force soldier has been demoted after soliciting bribes from people entering into Lesotho from South Africa at the Van Rooyen’s border...

Paramount to manufacture Mbombe 4 vehicles in Thailand

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Paramount Group will produce its Mbombe 4 infantry combat vehicle in Thailand, in collaboration with local partners, as the D-Lion. The company made the announcement...

More Chinese APCs for Gabon

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Three years after revealing it was operating VN1 8x8 armoured vehicles, Gabon’s military has for the first time displayed new VP11 4x4 vehicles acquired...

Life being breathed back into Hoefyster – with conditions

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As Denel readies itself to become a properly functioning entity, the State-owned defence and technology conglomerate appears to have an ally in the form...

Morocco acquiring ground command and control equipment from the US

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The United States has approved a possible $141 million sale of MIDS-JTRS ground command and control equipment to Morocco. The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency...

Paramount unveils upgraded Marauder

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Paramount Group has unveiled its upgraded Marauder ‘Mark 2’ armoured vehicle model, which features updated driver ergonomics and hull changes that will speed up...

More Mambas on the move

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Almost a month after the first batch of refurbished Mamba armoured personnel carriers (APCs) left De Brug for Wallmannsthal, they are today (Friday, 12...