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Major Somali demining operation finishes

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A long-running project to clear two districts – Dhabad and Galdogob – of landmines in northern Somalia finished last month (December), leaving millions of...

Kenya’s Hizir APC order on track

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Kenya will start to receive the 118 Hizir armoured personnel carriers (APCs) it ordered from Turkey’s Katmerciler in early 2022. In July, Katmerciler said the...

Tanzania displays new tank during anniversary parade

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Tanzania’s military has revealed its acquisition of the Norinco VT2 main battle tank (MBT) from China during a parade marking the 60th anniversary of...

Malian military commissions new armoured vehicles

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Mali’s military has taken into service dozens of new armoured vehicles, including Norinco VN2C 6x6 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) from China. The vehicles were handed...

Paramount dogs to curb poaching at Table Mountain National Park

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Paramount K9 Solutions specialist dogs and handler training are set to bolster counter-poaching capabilities at SANParks’ Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). Last week, the park...

Proforce launches new Viper APC

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Proforce Defence has unveiled its new Viper armoured personnel carrier (APC), a lighter, faster and more manoeuvrable version of its Ara vehicle. The company said...

Spain’s Escribano to supply remotely controlled weapons stations to Egypt

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Escribano Mechanical and Engineering has conducted testing of its remotely controlled weapons stations (RCWS) on different Egyptian vehicles and platforms as part of a...

Egypt interested in acquiring K9 self-propelled howitzers

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The Egyptian military is considering acquiring K9 self-propelled howitzers and supporting vehicles from South Korea’s Hanwha Defence, which is exhibiting the K9 at the...

ISS: Mercenaries and private military security: Africa’s thin grey line

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The continent cannot afford a situation where states’ use of private companies becomes the norm. Recent reports indicate the presence of the Russian Wagner Group...

KPE begins production of Barys 6×6 IFVs for Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) has started production of the Barys 6x6 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) for the Kazakh military, which will receive its first...

Redeployable Camp Systems supplying tents for SANDF under urgent requirement

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Pretoria-based Redeployable Camp Systems South Africa (RCSSA), part of the Canvas & Tent group headquartered in KwaZulu-Natal, is fulfilling an urgent requirement for tented...

Big presence for Rosoboronexport at EDEX 2021

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Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) will organize a large-scale demonstration of Russian defense products at the Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX) 2021, which will...

US special operations forces train alongside partners in Mauritania

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US and Mauritanian special operations forces completed a Joint Combined Exchange Training on 10 November in Nouakchott, Mauritania. “Our US and Mauritanian teams put together...

UNMAS looking to make CAR mine-free

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Mines, whether anti-personnel or anti-vehicle, are unwanted remnants of conflict and war scattered widely around the world. The UN Mine Action Service (MAS) is visible...

Moroccan Air Force receives Ground Master radar

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The Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) has received a Ground Master 400 radar from Thales in the company’s 100th delivery of the system. Thales said...

CS/VP3 and Mengshi APCs delivered to Nigeria

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The Nigerian military has taken delivery of dozens of new armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from China, including CS/VP3 vehicles from Poly Technologies and Mengshi...

Streit to open armoured vehicle factory in Uganda

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The United Arab Emirates’ Streit Group will soon be opening an armoured vehicle factory in Uganda, in partnership with the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC). The...

Rheinmetall receives first order under Dutch framework agreement

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Rheinmetall has received an order for illumination and smoke/obscurant shells from the Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) as part of a massive ammunition framework...

Justified Accord planning event paves way for peacekeeping operations exercise

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Members of US Army Southern European Task Force and more than two dozen allies and partner nations converged on Nairobi, Kenya, on 18 October...

Barys 8×8 completes four-year trials in Kazakhstan

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The Barys 8 infantry combat vehicle, produced by Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), has concluded a four-year series of trials conducted by the Ministry of...

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