The Past Week in Defence #60 (28 June – 4 July 2021)

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In this week’s edition, there is a slight deterioration in the Institute for Economics and Peace’s global peace index, Egyptian MiG-29 deliveries have been concluded as Su-35 deliveries begin, AM General and Egypt sign a partnership agreement that could result in Egyptian Humvee production, Kenya gets its second C-145 Skytruck, MONUSCO patrols top the 23 000 mark in four months, the Chief of the SA Navy says the Southern African Development Community is  unable to effectively manage its maritime spaces, experts are concerned Cabo Delgado could become Africa’s next jihadist frontier and over 110 000 submissions have been made to Parliament against changes to South Africa’s gun laws.

In SANDF news, Winter Solstice 2021 will be a Command Post exercise, Marievale is moving to become an equestrian base, Bangui was a mission too far, says former Joint Operations Chief of Staff, livestock, drugs and vehicles are recovered by soldiers on Op Corona duty and work on new heraldry and insignia for renamed Reserve Force units is ongoing.



In industry news, Armscor’s used defence equipment stock is boosted by UK defence materiel.

1:19 – Slight deterioration in global peace index
2:58 – Egyptian MiG-29 deliveries concluded as Su-35 deliveries begin
3:46 – AM General, Egypt sign partnership agreement
4:55 – Second C-145 Skytruck for Kenya
5:26 – MONUSCO patrols top the 23 000 mark in four months
6:26 – SADC unable to effectively manage its maritime spaces, Hlongwane says
7:11 – Cabo Delgado could become Africa’s next jihadist frontier
8:11 – Over 110 000 submissions to Parliament against changes to gun law
8:52 – Command Post status for Ex Winter Solstice 2021
9:49 – Marievale moving to become an equestrian base
10:47 – Bangui was a mission too far, says former Joint Operations Chief of Staff
12:41 – Livestock, drugs and vehicles recovered by soldiers on Op Corona duty
13:49 – Work on new heraldry and insignia for renamed Reserve Force units ongoing
14:53 – Armscor’s used defence equipment stock boosted by UK materiel