The Past Week in Defence #62 (12 July – 18 July 2021)

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In this week’s edition, global piracy is down but the Gulf of Guinea is still a concern, Elbit will supply 11 Guarani armoured vehicles to Ghana, Nigeria commissions its Falcon Eye maritime domain awareness system, the United States provides Puma APCs to Somalia, an SADC mission evaluates the situation in eSwatini and Ramaphosa says he won’t allow ‘anarchy and mayhem’ as unrest ebbs.

In SANDF news, Cubans put 11 000 plus SA military vehicles back on the road, former Secretary for Defence Sam Gulube dies, Defence Ministry releases Code of Conduct for soldiers deployed to assist police and Reserves are called up to boost civil unrest deployment soldier numbers.



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00:00:47 – Global piracy down, Gulf of Guinea still a concern
00:02:13 – Elbit to supply 11 Guarani armoured vehicles to Ghana
00:02:57 – Nigeria commissions Falcon Eye maritime domain awareness system
00:03:37 – US provides Puma APCs to Somalia
00:04:10 – SADC mission in eSwatini
00:04:44 – Ramaphosa says he won’t allow ‘anarchy and mayhem’ as unrest ebbs
00:05:46 – Cubans put 11 000 plus SA military vehicles back on the road and more
00:07:58 – Former SecDef Gulube dies
00:08:32 – Defence Ministry Code of Conduct for soldiers deployed to assist police
00:09:24 – Reserves called up to boost civil unrest deployment soldier numbers