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Alaris Antennas assists Hensoldt South Africa to combat rhino poaching

Alaris Antennas, in a partnership with Hensoldt South Africa, is helping the non-governmental organisation Stop Rhino Poaching to curb the killing of these critically...

Tunisia a big customer for Turkish military hardware

Five Turkish companies have sold Tunisia $150 million worth of military hardware in recent times, from unmanned aerial vehicles to armoured personnel carriers. In late...

Ethiopia operating Chinese mobile bridges

Ethiopia’s military appears to have acquired a number of mobile bridges from China. Photos posted on Twitter last month show at least three truck-mounted mobile...

Nigerian Army operating Isotrex armoured vehicles

The Nigerian Army has acquired yet another armoured vehicle type to fight the Boko Harm insurgency, with new images revealing Isotrex Phantom II armoured...

Mapisa-Nqakula a ministerial COVID-19 vaccination committee member

In addition to being a National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) member, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been appointed to the inter-ministerial...

Lanseria Aerospace and Defence Trade Show cancelled

The Aerospace and Defence Trade Show (ADTS) planned for March is yet another COVID-19 victim with organisers saying it is “indefinitely cancelled”. The show, announced...

COVID-19 puts paid to Armed Forces Day 2021

There will be no Armed Forces Day/Week event this year. The event is the single largest internal SA National Defence Force (SANDF) one annually and...

SAAF misses flying hour targets

The SA Air Force (SAAF) did not meet its own set targets for flying hours in the 2019/20 financial year, with total hours and...

Presidential letter authorising soldier beach patrols received by JSCD

The use of soldiers to ensure compliance with revised level three lockdown regulations, including a beach ban, has been confirmed to Parliament’s Joint Standing...

SAAF assists in rescue of six flood victims

The South African Air Force (SAAF) used an Oryx helicopter to assist in the rescue of six people who had been trapped due to...


Armscor in-house expertise can generate revenue

Sweating Armscor assets, mainly property, was at one stage trumpeted as the way to eventually ensuring financial independence for the State-owned defence and security...