The Past Week in Defence #33 (5 December – 11 December 2020)

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, Egypt unveils the Temsah 4 Armoured Personnel Carrier, Senegal is to receive more Epsilon trainers from France, PTDI is preparing to deliver another CN235 to Senegal, and experts look at maritime security in the Cabo Delgado region.

In SANDF news, a junior infantry officer is the first South African to complete a Pakistani course, and COVID-19 delays the new Air Force Base Durban build.

In company news, the Special Defence Account cut means fewer projects for Armscor, Global Command & Control Technologies emerges as a new ‘decision augmentation’ specialist, Sat-Com is expecting boom year in 2021, Aero Vodochody is helping the Nigerian Air Force reactivate L-39 jets and Hensoldt South Africa launches its new Bushbaby surveillance system.



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00:00:57 – Egypt unveils Temsah 4 APC
00:01:46 – Senegal to receive more Epsilon trainers from France
00:03:12 – PTDI preparing to deliver another CN235 to Senegal  
00:03:58 – Maritime security and the Cabo Delgado insurgency
00:06:54 – Junior infantry officer is first South African to complete Pakistani course
00:07:34 – Organised agriculture buying into Project Koba-Tlala
00:08:18 – COVID-19 delays new AFB Durban build
00:09:03 – Special Defence Account cut means fewer projects for Armscor
00:09:57 – Global Command & Control Technologies emerges as a new ‘decision augmentation’ specialist
00:11:02 – Sat-Com expecting boom year in 2021
00:12:23 – Aero Vodochody helping Nigerian Air Force reactivate L-39 jets