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The Past Week in Defence #45 (15 March – 21 March 2021)

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, fifteen crew are kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea and the US military will train Mozambican soldiers. In...

The Past Week in Defence #44 (8 March – 14 March 2021)

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, MBDA confirms Egypt has ordered VL MICA missiles for its corvettes. In SANDF news, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula...

The Past Week in Defence #43 (1 March – 7 March 2021)

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, France’s UFAST launches a Senegalese patrol boat, De Haas interceptors are delivered to Nigeria, Gazelle helicopters are...

The Past Week in Defence #42 (22 February – 28 February 2021)

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  In this week’s edition, in SANDF news, Commander-in-Chief Ramaphosa lauds soldiers for COVID-19 “confrontation”, the lion’s share of the defence budget goes to salaries,...

The Past Week in Defence #41 (15 February – 21 February 2021)

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, Egypt requests $200 million worth of RIM-116C missiles and the US Navy seizes illicit weapons from two...

The Past Week in Defence #40 (8 February – 14 February 2021)

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, the Egyptian Air Force is confirmed to be operating SCALP cruise missiles, the Ivory Coast receives second...

The Past Week in Defence #39 (1 February – 7 February 2021)

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, Angola receives K-8W jets from China. In SANDF news, a Parliamentary research report suggest the SANDF is top-heavy...

The Past Week in Defence #38 (25 January – 31 January 2021)

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  In this week’s edition, on the continent, A Russian warship visits Algeria, France hands over ERC-90 armoured vehicles to Chad, Nigerian Aresa patrol boats...

The Past Week in Defence #37 (18 January – 24 January 2021)

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, Tunisia emerges as a big customer for Turkish military hardware, the Nigerian Army is operating Isotrex armoured...

The Past Week in Defence #36 (11 January – 17 January 2021)

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, Navantia receives a contract from the Moroccan Navy, the first locally built Gowind corvette joins the Egyptian...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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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...
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