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US-French impasse stalls Egyptian acquisition of Rafale fighter jets

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An Egyptian plan to acquire 12 Rafale fighter jets from French company Dassault Aviation stalled after the United States refused to sell...

Sudan seeking Su-35s

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Sudan has expressed interest in acquiring fighter jets from Russia, and is apparently looking into the Su-30 and Su-35 combat aircraft. Sudanese president...

Armscor cancels VVIP aircraft lease tender

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) will not in the near future add the services of a leased VVIP aircraft to its inventory. Armscor...

Will the new VVIP aircraft acquisition become reality?

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Pronouncements around the SA Air Force's (SAAF) VIP transport capability and the "need" to acquire another jet for executive transport surface with...

New VVIP aircraft acquisition still shrouded in silence

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Efforts by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to obtain detailed information on the maintenance and servicing costs of the Presidential BBJ have been...

No VIP aircraft Request for Offer issued yet by Armscor

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula might be "tired of waiting" for the acquisition of another VIP aircraft, according to Armscor...

Short acquisition timeframe means new VIP squadron addition likely to be...

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If Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's stated aim of having another VIP aircraft on the apron at Air Force Base...

VIP aircraft acquisition issue again highlights defence budget shortcomings

Twenty years ago the SA National Defence Force was a new entity where optimism was high with ambitious plans and projects on...

MiG-35s for Egypt?

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Egypt has indicated it is interested in acquiring up to 24 MiG-35s. The jet fighters, built by the Russian United Aircraft Corporation, are...

No movement yet on new SAAF VIP aircraft

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's assertion that Treasury approval has been granted for the acquisition of new VIP aircraft appears...

Govt looking at “local only” procurement

Government has set about identifying key sectors from which it will buy only locally-produced goods, when new procurement regulations come into effect...

Contracts awarded

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Armscor, the state arms acquisition agency, has awarded the following contracts: SA Army: ...

Fact file: DoD Acquisition Process

The Department of Defence (DoD) has an intricate acquisition process to vet the need for any given buy, ensure the integrity of...

New ammunition contracts awarded

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Armscor, the state arms acquisition agency, has placed further ammunition and pyrotechnics contracts with the South African defence industry. The orders follow...

A new era for the US defence market

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After years of unprecedented growth, the pace of overall US defence spending appears to have reached a plateau, and will likely commence...

Airbus denies La Tribune report on Aerosud, DSA A400M workshare reprisal

Airbus Military is denying a report in today's La Tribune that its parent, the European defence conglomerate EADS may cancel industrial contracts in South...

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