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France donates weapons, vehicles to Central African Republic

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France has donated three amphibious vehicles and 1 400 AK-47 assault rifles to the Central African Republic (CAR) in an effort to strengthen the...

US Navy seizes 2 521 AK-47s in Gulf of Aden

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The guided missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham seized an illicit weapons shipment containing 2 521 AK-47 rifles on 28 August in the...

Australian navy seizes 2 000 assault rifles headed for Somalia

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The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) warship HMAS Darwin has seized over 2 000 small arms, rocket propelled grenades and mortars from a...

South African military helps Mozambican policeman shot by suspected smugglers

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A Mozambican policeman was shot, apparently by smugglers, near the Lebombo border post and timely assistance by a South African soldier saw...

South Sudan takes delivery of Chinese infantry weapons

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The South Sudanese army has taken delivery of a consignment of new infantry weapons including anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), grenades, assault rifles...

Small Arms Survey: Military Assault Rifles

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Assault rifles are light, self-loading rifles that are chambered for intermediate calibre cartridges, such as 5.56 × 45 mm or 7.62 ×...

Briton gets seven years for role in Nigerian arms deal

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British arms dealer Gary Hyde has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in the illegal shipment of tens...

Three Mozambican soldiers arrested for stealing and selling army firearms

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Three soldiers of the Armed Forces for the Defence of Mozambique (FADM) attached to bases in Maputo province have been arrested and...

Joint venture signed to set up ballistic vest factory in Nigeria

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The Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) and Marom Dolphin Ltd have signed a joint venture agreement for the establishment of a...

China supplying small arms to Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe has taken delivery of 20 000 AK-47 assault rifles from China as the country re-equips its army ahead of upcoming elections. The...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...