The Past Week in Defence #61 (5 July – 11 July 2021)

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In this week’s edition, British Empire’s African soldiers to receive belated recognition, Tunisia launches another domestic patrol boat and authorises new 50 metre vessel, Egypt opens new naval base close to border with Libya, France arming Operation Barkhane Reaper UAVs, Nigeria getting two presidential AW189 helicopters amongst other acquisitions and SIPRI warns arms for Mozambique will not necessarily end insurgency.

In SANDF news, Army’s Modern Brigade explained at Combat Training Centre, Marievale not becoming second SA Army Specialised Infantry Capability base, COVID-19 inoculations for SANDF start tomorrow, Infantry Formation GOC not holding out hope for new equipment and Project Koba-Tlala forging ahead.

In industry news, Denel has new director, Petram Sandock Maritime Systems confident their joint venture can meet Ghana’s maritime security requirements and lockdown level 4 puts RDM explosion inquiry on hold.



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00:01:06 – British Empire’s African soldiers to receive belated recognition
00:02:23 – Tunisia launches another domestic patrol boat; authorises new 50 m vessel
00:03:23 – Egypt opens new naval base close to border with Libya
00:04:26 – France arming Operation Barkhane Reaper UAVs
00:05:25 – Nigeria getting two presidential AW189 helicopters amongst other acquisitions
00:06:34 – SIPRI warns arms for Mozambique will not necessarily end insurgency
00:07:42 – Army’s Modern Brigade explained at CTC
00:08:57 – Marievale not becoming second SAASIC base
00:09:43 – COVID-19 inoculations for SANDF start
00:10:08 – Infantry Formation GOC not holding out hope for new equipment
00:11:08 – Project Koba-Tlala forging ahead
00:12:04 – New Denel director
00:13:09 – Petram Sandock Maritime Systems confident their JV can meet Ghana’s maritime security requirements
00:14:17 – Lockdown level 4 puts RDM explosion inquiry on hold