The Past Week in Defence #57 (7 June – 13 June 2021)


In this week’s edition, Turkey’s Katmerciler wins a Kenyan order for 118 Hizir vehicles, Nigeria’s Maritime Administration and Safety Agency launches the Deep Blue maritime security project and the next SADC Mozambique summit is scheduled for 23 June.

In SANDF news, a SA quick reaction force readies for a Democratic Republic of Congo deployment, 2022 Military Skills Development applications open, the Military Ombud comes to the rescue for Military Sills Development volunteers, there were fewer than 100 Operation Notlela Military Ombud complaints, combat readiness is the main priority for new SA Air Force Chief Mbambo, a military veterans provincial task team is set up, the Department of Military Veterans gets a permanent Director General and wildlife, bribery and cigarettes are part of the latest Operation Corona successes.

In industry news, Denel is facing a liquidation call and Damen launches new Landing Ship Tank for the Nigerian Navy.

00:01:02 – Turkey’s Katmerciler wins Kenyan order for 118 Hizir vehicles
00:01:33 – Nigeria launches Deep Blue maritime security project
00:03:16 – Next SADC Mozambique summit on 23 June
00:03:58 – SA quick reaction force readies for DR Congo deployment
00:04:45 – 2022 MSD applications open
00:05:32 – Military Ombud to the rescue for MSD volunteers
00:07:45 – Op Notlela Military Ombud complaints number less than 100
00:08:48 – Combat readiness the main priority for new SAAF Chief Mbambo
00:09:38 – Military veterans provincial task team set up
00:10:23 – Permanent DG for DMV
00:11:00 – Wildlife, bribery and cigarettes part of latest Op Corona successes
00:12:08 – Denel facing liquidation call
00:12:52 – Damen launches new LST for the Nigerian Navy