The Past Week in Defence #23 (28 September – 4 October)

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, Egypt requests the sale of a $417 million Maritime Domain Awareness system, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems launches Egypt’s fourth Type 209 submarine and confirms local frigate production, the Nigerian Air Force graduates yet more pilots, Ocea launches a new hydrographic survey vessel for the Nigerian Navy, the United States donates vehicles to Ethiopia and Kenya and Somali pirates release their final hostage.

In SANDF news, discrepancies emerge in Ministerial reports on the Harare flight, for which ANC is billed R105 000, the South African Air Force commissions Cuban graduates, SAAF chief Fabian Msimang bows out and there is a call for drones for the Free State-Lesotho border.

In company news, investigations are underway after a lone suspect robs the Armscor building, Denel staff face more uncertainty over salary payments, and Paramount Aerospace grows support for the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company under a new adversary air training contract.

00:01:34 – Egypt requests sale of $417 million Maritime Domain Awareness system

00:02:28 – TKMS launches Egypt’s fourth Type 209 submarine and confirms local frigate production

00:03:09 – Nigerian Air Force graduates yet more pilots

00:03:51 – Ocea launches new hydrographic survey vessel for the Nigerian Navy

00:04:58 – US donates vehicles to Ethiopia, Kenya

00:05:59 – No more hostages held by Somali pirates

00:06:40 – ANC billed R105 000 plus for SAAF jet flight

00:08:47 – South African Air Force commissions Cuban graduates

00:09:25 – SAAF chief bows out

00:10:22 – Call for drones on Free State-Lesotho border

00:12:19 – Three investigations underway into Armscor robbery

00:13:15 – Some Denel salary outlooks not encouraging



00:13:52 – Paramount Aerospace grows support for ATAC under new adversary air training contract

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