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Russian Navy vessels arrive in Cape Town amid COVID-19 lockdown

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Two Russian Navy ships of the Baltic Fleet arrived in Table Bay Harbour on Monday morning, but all planned activities have been curtailed due...

French Navy to deploy Mistral class LHDs to fight coronavirus in Reunion, Caribbean

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The French Navy will deploy the Mistral class landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessels Mistral and Dixmude to Reunion and the Caribbean to help with...

Planning underway for Exercise Ibsamar in September

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The pall of the COVID-19 coronavirus has not deterred planners from three navies putting heads together in anticipation of Exercise Ibsamar in September. According to...

US Navy destroyer visit curtailed amid virus fears

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The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Carney (DDG64) arrived in Cape Town for a planned port visit on Sunday 15 March, but...

US Africa Command cancels exercise Obangame Express

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After careful consideration with exercise participants and host-nation countries, exercise Obangame Express 2020 has been cancelled, the US military’s Africa Command has announced. Africom said...

SAMHS specialist integral to Marion island evacuation

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A skillset residing in the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) was put to good use during long distance consultations between South Africa and Marion...

US Navy destroyer to visit South Africa this week

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The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Carney will be visiting Cape Town later this week ahead of its participation in Exercise Obangame...

Nigeria receives two special mission vessels to fight piracy, maritime crime

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The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has taken delivery of two special mission vessels built in the Netherlands to fight piracy and...

Brazilian Navy vessel wraps up Namibia visit

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The Brazilian Navy offshore patrol vessel Amazonas has called on Namibia for a short visit ahead of participation in Exercise Obangame Express. The vessel (P120)...

US provides patrol boats to Djibouti

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The United States has delivered four Defender patrol boats to Djibouti’s military, weeks after delivering Humvee vehicles to the Horn of Africa nation. The four...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...