The Past Week in Defence #38 (25 January – 31 January 2021)

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, A Russian warship visits Algeria, France hands over ERC-90 armoured vehicles to Chad, Nigerian Aresa patrol boats are nearing delivery, the UK Defence Secretary visits Kenya and Somalia to discuss Al Shabaab, Kenya is looking to order 118 Hizir armoured vehicles from Turkey and the French frigate Nivose seizes half a ton of drugs off Mozambique.

In SANDF news, Hijabs can now be worn with uniform, the SANDF defends its acquisition of the interferon drug from Cuba, there is no military involvement at this year’s state of the nation address and nine Reserve squadrons are available to expand SA Air Forces capabilities.

In industry news, Rheinmetall Denel Munition is fulfilling another large artillery ammunition contract, the Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industry Association is looking to reposition South Africa’s defence industry amid uncertain times and judgement is reserved in the Denel Labour Court case.



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00:01:03 – Russian warship visits Algeria
00:01:49 – France hands over ERC-90 armoured vehicles to Chad
00:02:33 – Nigerian Aresa patrol boats nearing delivery
00:03:01 – UK Defence Secretary visits Kenya and Somalia to discuss Al Shabaab
00:03:48 – Kenya looking to order 118 Hizir armoured vehicles from Turkey
00:04:28 – French frigate Nivose seizes half a ton of drugs off Mozambique
00:04:56 – Hijab can be worn with uniform
00:05:50 – SANDF defends acquisition of interferon drug from Cuba
00:09:31 – No military involvement at SONA this year
00:10:17 – Nine Reserve squadrons available to expand SA Air Force capabilities
00:11:49 – Rheinmetall Denel Munition fulfilling another large artillery ammunition contract
00:12:20 – AMD looking to reposition SA defence industry amid uncertain times
00:13:23 – Judgement reserved in Denel Labour Court case