The Past Week in Defence #56 (31 May – 6 May 2021)

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In this week’s edition, the Algerian Air Force will receive C-130J Super Hercules transports, Egypt is getting truck tankers and recovery vehicles, a crew is kidnapped from a Ghanaian fishing vessel as West African piracy continues, the first Nigerian Super Tucanos will arrive in July, Cameroon’s Gendarmerie receives military equipment from France for counter-terrorism and there is stiff resistance to South Africa’s proposed gun law changes.

In SANDF news, a South African soldier is killed by friendly fire in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Reserve Force is without a Chief, and the Border Management Authority is aiming to employ young graduates.

In industry news, Seventy-one Armscor tenders are planned for April 2022, SharpEye radars are to be fitted to the SA Navy’s new inshore patrol vessels, Denel Land Systems staff again face short pay and SVI expands its MAX 3 armoured vehicle range.

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00:02:03 – Egypt getting truck tankers and wreckers

00:02:59 – Crew kidnapped from Ghanaian fishing vessel as West African piracy continues

00:03:58 – First Nigerian Super Tucanos to arrive in July

00:04:48 – Cameroon Gendarmerie receives military equipment from France for counter-terrorism fight

00:05:31 – Stiff resistance to South Africa’s proposed gun law changes

00:06:52 – SA soldier killed by friendly fire in DR Congo

00:07:42 – Reserve Force currently sans Chief, same at Army Reserves

00:08:49 – Border Management Authority aiming to employ young graduates

00:09:58 – Seventy-one Armscor tenders planned to April 2022

00:10:51 – SharpEye radars to be fitted to SA Navy’s new inshore patrol vessels

00:11:56 – Short pay again for Denel Land Systems



00:13:01 – SVI expands MAX 3 bulletproof Land Cruiser range