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SA Navy in danger of losing frigate and submarine capabilities due to declining budget

The South African Navy over the coming years risks losing its frigate and submarine capabilities if the current state of funding continues. This is according...

Zambian C-27Js delivered

It appears the Zambian Air Force has taken delivery of its two C-27J Spartan transport aircraft, after they were ordered in 2015. One of Zambia’s...

Agricultural union “concerned” about farm murders

A slight decrease in farm murders announced by Police Minister Bheki Cele has not appeased the Transvaal Agricultural Union (TAU) which remains “concerned” about...

Soldiers’ crime-fighting deployment extension will cost R64 million

The six month extension of Operation Lockdown which has South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers assisting police in crime-fighting operations on the Cape...

Paramount certifies Mbombe 4 after blast trials

Paramount Group has received final certification for its Mbombe 4x4 armoured vehicle after undergoing blast testing that proved the integrity of its flat-floor mine-resistant...

Kenyan MD530Fs to be delivered by year-end

The Kenyan military will receive six MD530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters by the end of this year, with training and support contracts having just been...

Successful test flight for Tellumat ASTUS

South African provider of defence and security technology provider Tellumat successfully completed flight trials with its ASTUS unmanned aerial system (UAS). Willie Malan, support...

Parliament’s defence committee worried about SANDF budget

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence says it is concerned by the continued reduction of the budget of the South African National Defence Force...

Soldiers to continue fighting Cape Flats crime

Soldiers will remain on the troubled Cape Flats for another six months assisting police in combating especially gang-related crime. The extension was announced on Monday,...

Defence budget sinks Navy

Chief of the South African Navy (SAN), Vice Admiral Mosiwa Hlongwane, has told Parliament that if the Navy does not get a budget that...


Check before you speak, Minister!

South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...