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Gripen flies after 12 month grounding

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Months of uncertainty ended on Monday (5 September) for the SA Air Force’s (SAAF’s) front line combat fleet when a single-seat Gripen C (tail...

Will SAAF Gripens ever fly?

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The sharp end of the SA Air Force (SAAF) – its Gripen fighters – have been grounded for over a year and, despite encouraging...

SAAF Gripens still on the ground

The sharp end of the SA Air Force (SAAF) – Air Force Base (AFB) Makhado-based 2 Squadron and its Saab Gripen fighters – has...

No easy ride for new Makhado GOC

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Three days after officially assuming command of SA Air Force (SAAF) base Makhado, Brigadier General Lance ‘Lancelot’ Mathebula had to take notice of a...

New boss for the only fighter squadron in the SAAF

2 Squadron, the SA Air Force's (SAAF's) only jet fighter squadron, has a new officer commanding with the previous squadron boss currently...

Possible permanent grounding for either Gripen or Hawk coming

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The SA Air Force's (SAAF) 10% budget cut for the 2016/17 financial year coupled with the Rand's decreasing value could mean the...

Air Force jet pilots going to Russia for further training

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The financially strapped SA Air Force (SAAF) is further extending its foreign training commitments with Russia being the latest addition. A report has...

Gripen pilots visit CSIR on technology update mission

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While flying hours have been cut across the board in the SA Air Force (SAAF), this has not stopped the Gripen pilots...

First Gripen C arrives

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Cape Town traffic was faced with an unusual hazard at midday yesterday: the first two Saab Gripen C single-seat fighters destined for...