New defenceWeb galleries a hit


defenceWeb has in the past months launched a number of new galleries aimed at giving our readers a front row view of the action and a better picture of defence and security activities in South Africa.

Our galleries cover everything from live fire events, naval exercises, military hardware, medal parades and attaché functions. More than 300 photos have been published in the last month, and these have been viewed more than 10 000 times and counting.

Our extensive photographic coverage of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition and accompanying air show has been particularly popular, which is hardly surprising given its status as Africa’s largest defence show. The air show portion of AAD 2012 was notable in that it was held over two days, allowing some 95 000 people to view displays by more than 35 aircraft. Through our AAD Air Show gallery we are able to give tens of thousands more people to see these magnificent flying machines.

Another popular gallery covers Exercise Seboka, the South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF’s) annual combat readiness exercise, which saw dozens of armoured vehicles (and several aircraft) take out targets using live ammunition and tear up the veld as they took on an imaginary enemy. Judging from the craters left in the ground afterwards, any aggressor should have a healthy respect for the SANDF.

More galleries are in the works, covering armoured vehicles, the South African Air Force and South African Army, amongst others. With more photos on the way, is most definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Click here to see our expanding gallery:

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Guy Martin

Acting Editor
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