The Past Week in Defence #29 (9 – 15 November 2020)


In this week’s edition, on the continent, the Nigerian Air Force continues to refurbish and expand its fleet, including with armed UAVs while the Nigerian Nay receives new vessels, Sudan receives a Russian training vessel, and the Sierra Leone Armed Forces take delivery of four patrol boats.

In SANDF news, Cape Corps soldiers cry foul on integration, database clean-up and “consequence management” coming at Military Veterans Department and this year’s War College graduation goes virtual.

In industry news, Denel Aeronautics refocuses, Rheinmetall Denel Munition is part of a Dutch ammunition contract, Denel’s Hoefyster contract is a disaster according to Judge Raymond Zondo, there is a possible investor for Denel PMP as the Department of Defence mulls small arms production apodcastnd AMD paints a grim picture of the South African defence industry.

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00:01:00 – Nigerian Air Force getting Wing Loong, CH-3 and CH-4 UAVs

00:02:42 – French shipyard Ocea delivers first C-Falcon interceptor to Nigerian Navy

00:03:39 – Sudan receives Russian training vessel

00:04:49 – Sierra Leone Armed Forces takes delivery of four patrol boats

00:05:40 – Cape Corps soldiers cry foul on integration

00:07:29 – Database clean-up and “consequence management” coming at Military Veterans Department

00:08:37 – War College graduation

00:09:30 – Denel Aeronautics refocuses

00:11:58 – Rheinmetall Denel Munition part of Dutch ammunition contract

00:12:54 – Denel’s Hoefyster contract a disaster – Judge Raymond Zondo

00:13:44 – Possible investor for PMP as DoD mulls small arms production

00:14:40 – AMD paints grim picture of SA defence industry