Gordhan explains late submission of annual reports, including Denel’s

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, via Parliament’s announcements, tablings  and committee reports (ATCs) mechanism, this week let it be known three of the State-owned...

Cyprus says US agents checking aircraft cited in Libya war report

US federal agents are in Cyprus inspecting a Thrush agricultural aircraft modified to carry weapons, Cypriot police said on Wednesday, suggesting continuing international interest...

Post “hostage” military veterans’ press conference downplayed as “appeasement”

Thursday night’s apparent “hostage” incident involving three of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet Ministers brought the speedy response of what has been termed “an appeasement...

Sudan security service slaps travel ban on top civilian politicians -sources

Sudan’s security service has slapped a travel ban on members of a task force overseeing the country’s transition to democracy, government sources said, as...

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Hoefyster is another Denel casualty

The sorry saga that is the new infantry combat vehicle (ICV) for the SA Army drags on with Armscor indicating “no significant progress” in...

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One needn't look further back than recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq to appreciate the prevalence of asymmetric warfare and the corresponding capability...

Hensoldt South Africa introduces new jammers

Hensoldt South Africa has unveiled two new jammers at the AOC Europe event in the United Kingdom, with its GRJ8500 and GRJ6000 jammers covering...

Nigerian Navy disowns officer’s allegations against Chadian soldiers

The Nigerian Navy (NN) on Tuesday disowned allegations made in parliament by one of its senior officers that soldiers from neighbouring Chad were selling...

USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in Mozambique

The United States Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB-4) arrived in Maputo, Mozambique, for a scheduled port visit on 15 October...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams completes repairs in Cape Town

The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) USS Hershel “Woody” Williams has become the first such vessel to complete repairs in South Africa after...

Nigerian Navy orders new survey vessel from Ocea

After receiving the 60 metre NNS Lana hydrographic survey vessel from Ocea earlier this year, the Nigerian Navy has ordered a 35 metre hydrographic...

Aresa patrol boats delivered to Nigeria

Spain’s Grup Aresa Internacional has delivered four Aresa 1700 inshore patrol boats to the Nigerian Navy. The company last month said the boats has been...

Further decline in reported piracy incidents

Piracy incidents in the first nine months of 2021 are the lowest reported in 17 years with, at the other end of the scale,...

ISS: ICJ draws the line in Kenya and Somalia’s troubled waters

Despite unease on both sides, each country could gain from the ruling if they were willing to restore relations. The International Court of Justice’s (ICJ)...
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World Court sides mostly with Somalia in border dispute with Kenya

The top UN top court ruled on Tuesday largely in favour of Somalia in its dispute with Kenya, setting a sea boundary in part...

HMS Trent deploys to West Africa to support maritime security

Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Trent has set sail to the waters of the Gulf of Guinea as she heads for security patrols and...

Police visibility to increase in Gqeberha after public violence

Police visibility will be significantly increased in Gqeberha in the wake of public violence and the destruction of property that saw several businesses and...

Cele, Mathale visit Gqeberha in wake of violent clashes

Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, and his Deputy Cassel Mathale are today expected to visit Gqeberha following violence and wanton destruction of property, which...

Turkey expands armed drone sales to Ethiopia and Morocco – sources

Turkey has expanded its exports of armed drones by negotiating sales deals with Morocco and Ethiopia after their successful use in international conflicts, according...

Ethiopian attack in two northern regions intensifies, Tigrayan forces say

An air and ground offensive by Ethiopian troops and their allies against rebellious forces from the northern Tigray region is intensifying, a spokesperson for...

Good start to Corona tour of duty by 121 SAI

Mtubatuba-based 121 SA Infantry Battalion did not have to move far when taking up border protection deployment in northern KwaZulu-Natal and it appears local...

More cigarettes seized by SANDF troops

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has recorded multiple seizures of illicit cigarettes being smuggled into South Africa, with several million Rands’ worth...

UN says 15 dead in attempted migrant voyage from Libya

The UN refugee agency said it had recovered the bodies of 15 migrants and 177 survivors from two coastguard boats returning to Libya people...
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Migrants in Libya fearful and angry after crackdown and killings

Hundreds of migrants and refugees waited outside a United Nations centre in Tripoli on Sunday to seek help in escaping Libya after what aid...

Mob kills Cameroon gendarme after he shoots dead 5-year-old girl

A mob lynched a military police officer after he killed a five-year-old girl when he fired on a car at a checkpoint in the...

In Libyan city, mass graves evoke stakes of faltering peace push

Workers in the Libyan city of Tarhouna have spent more than a year exhuming bodies from mass graves that show the cost of a...

French soldier dies in a maintenance accident in Mali, minister says

A French soldier died in Mali on Tuesday in a maintenance accident, armed forces minister Florence Parly said on Wednesday. The military said in a...
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Central African Republic war crimes suspect ‘beat’ prisoners, ICC prosecutor says

A former Central African Republic “Seleka” faction commander took part in beatings and mistreatment of prisoners suspected of supporting ousted President Francois Bozize, an...

Suicide bomber kills scores in Afghan mosque attack

A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz province on Friday, killing scores of worshippers in the country's third attack this week...

Taliban say four Islamic State members captured near Kabul

Taliban forces raided an area west of Kabul and captured four members of an Islamic State cell, the movement's main spokesman said on Wednesday. The...

Saudi-led coalition says it foiled boat attacks in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition destroyed three explosives-laden boats in the Yemeni province of Hodeidah that had been readied for imminent attacks, the Saudi state-news agency...

Stranded at Tajik sanatorium, pregnant Afghan pilot fears for unborn baby

She didn't forget the prenatal vitamins - that was one of the few things this US-trained Afghan pilot could grab from her Kabul airport...

US elected back to UN Human Rights Council that Trump quit

The UN General Assembly on Thursday elected the United States to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council, more than three years after the Trump administration...

Suspected jihadists arrested in Spain while trying to get a rifle

Spanish police said on Wednesday they had arrested three suspected members of a jihadist cell in Barcelona and one in Madrid after one of...

North Korea threatens to upstage South Korea defence expo with duelling military show

South Korea will hold its biennial defence fair in Seoul next week, just days after North Korea opened a highly unusual military exhibition that...

Turkey asks US to buy 40 F-16 jets to upgrade Air Force – sources

Turkey has made a request to the US to buy 40 Lockheed Martin-made F-16 fighter jets and nearly 80 modernization kits for its existing...

Direction Finding Antennas and Accuracy Part 3: The Art of Designing DF Antennas

In the previous two blog posts we discussed some of the effects that could influence the sensitivity of a DF antenna system.  These were...

Chinese smart tech fraught with risk

Chinese technology firms have been peddling “safe city” and “smart city” packages of technology in Africa for years. Suites of interconnected products and services...

Direction Finding Antennas and Accuracy: Part 2

In the previous blog post we considered some of the ways in which we can express the performance of an DF antenna, and we...

CSIR EW simulation training tool to evaluate infrared missile threats

South Africa’s premier research and development agency – the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) - with commercialisation and industrialisation at the forefront...

Military helicopter crashes in Tunisia, killing 3 soldiers

A military helicopter crashed in Gabes, in south-eastern Tunisia, killing three soldiers, state media said on Tuesday. The incident happened during a military exercise at...

Mali receives four Mi-171 helicopters and weapons from Russia

An Antonov An-124 cargo aircraft delivered four Mi-171 helicopters, weapons and ammunition from Russia to Mali late on Thursday, Malian interim defence minister Sadio...

Temporary home for Oryx 1234 at AFB Swartkop

The helicopter population of the oldest base in the SA Air Force (SAAF) – Swartkop in Centurion – has grown by one but the...

East Libyan forces say two helicopters crash in military operation

East Libyan forces said they lost two helicopters in a crash during a military operation on Sunday, after days of fighting with a formerly...

‘Profound experience’: Star Trek’s Shatner becomes world’s oldest space traveler

Having made a career out of playing an explorer of the cosmos, William Shatner - Captain James Kirk of "Star Trek" fame - did...

Aviation supply chain faces mounting strain as demand picks up

Global shipping and supply chain disruptions are making it harder for corporate plane makers and suppliers to meet resurgent demand for parts, according to...

Business aviation industry commits to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and other industry groups on Tuesday committed to “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050, as the sector's flagship...

South African Airways open to dialogue with protesting cabin crew

South African Airways (SAA) is open to dialogue with the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) following a picket at the airline’s Kempton Park...

As Spanish volcano roars, drones drop food for dogs stranded by lava

Several emaciated dogs lie curled up in and around a walled, ash-covered yard cut off by volcanic lava in the mountainous area of Todoque...

Ten injured in 2 drone attacks at Saudi’s King Abdullah airport – state media

Ten people were injured in two explosives-laden drone attacks at King Abdullah airport in the southern Saudi city of Jizan late on Friday and...

Saudi-led coalition intercepts drone attack on Abha airport – state TV

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Wednesday it intercepted an explosives-laden drone targeting Saudi Arabia's Abha international airport, Saudi state TV reported. The...

Morocco receives first Bayraktar UAV

The Royal Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) have apparently received the first Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on order from Turkey. Photos circulating online in...

ISS: African coups are making a comeback

The AU should do more to pre-empt coups by sanctioning bad governance and attempts by presidents to extend their terms. Coups used to be the...

Nigerian general says leader of Islamic State West Africa is dead

Nigeria's top general said on Thursday that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, leader of the insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), was dead. ISWAP is...

Six people arrested in Rwanda, accused of spreading rumours

Rwandan authorities have arrested six people including a journalist and members of an opposition party accused of publishing rumours allegedly intended to spark an...

Algerian security forces foil planned armed attack by separatists – TV

Algerian security forces foiled a plot to carry out an armed attack by separatists aided by "the Zionist entity" (Israel) and a North African...

US authorities disclose ransomware attacks against water facilities

US authorities said on Thursday that four ransomware attacks had penetrated water and wastewater facilities in the past year, and they warned similar plants...

Russia excluded from 30-country meeting to fight ransomware and cyber crime

Russia was not invited to attend a 30-country virtual meeting led by the United States that is aimed at combating the growing threat of...

China has won AI battle with US, Pentagon’s ex-software chief says

China has won the artificial intelligence (AI) battle with the United States and is heading towards global dominance because of its technological advances, the...

Department of Justice contains ransomware attack

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development says it has made strides in recovery after its IT systems experienced a ransomware attack last month. During...

Documents: 2022 Military Skills Development application forms

Military Skills Development (MSD) applications for 2022 are now open, with application forms to be completed by 30 July. The MSD system takes up to...

Curriculum Vitae of Lieutenant General Wiseman S Mbambo, Chief of the South African Air Force

Lieutenant General Wiseman Simo Mbambo was born on 15 March 1966 in Durban and grew up in Northern KwaZulu-Natal in a small village called...