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IKE Strike Group operates with Morocco in Lightning Handshake

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The exercise enhances interoperability between the US and Moroccan Navies across multiple warfare areas, many of which include: surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, air and...

Morocco sees Sahel jihadists as magnet for local cells

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Jihadist groups in the nearby Sahel region, which recruit and train their followers online, represent Morocco’s biggest militant threat, the head of its counterterrorism...

Refugees’ frustration drives renewed Western Sahara conflict

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Generations of young Sahrawis have grown up in Algeria’s remote desert refugee camps largely forgotten by the outside world and now see no prospect...

Plans underway for African Lion, Africa’s biggest military exercise

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Militaries from the United States and Morocco met between 20 and 28 January to layout plans for the 17th episode of African Lion, scheduled...

Royal Moroccan Armed Forces

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Royal Moroccan Armed Forces 1. Order of battle 2. Overview 3. Defence economics 4. State of military forces 5. Country threat reports 6. Major external deployments 1. Order of Battle Total force...

ISS: Donald Trump leaves Joe Biden a booby trap

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Trump’s last-minute decision to recognise Morocco’s claim to Western Sahara presents the new US president with a dilemma. United States (US) President Joe Biden is...

USS Porter Completes Exercise Atlas Handshake with the Royal Moroccan Navy

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The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) participated in exercise Atlas Handshake with the Royal Moroccan Navy between 13 and...

Dozens of migrants scale fence into Spain’s Melilla enclave

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Dozens of migrants stormed into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla early on Tuesday, scaling the high, razor-wired fence that separates it from Morocco,...

Navantia receives Moroccan Navy contract

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Spain’s Navantia has received a contract for an offshore patrol vessel for the Royal Moroccan Navy, which is believed to have ordered an Avante...

Canary Islands sees more than eight-fold increase in migrants in 2020

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The number of undocumented migrants arriving in Spain’s Canary Islands on rickety boats was more than eight times higher in 2020 than the previous...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...