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Botswana soldier dead in Mozambique accident

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A Botswana Defence Force (BDF) soldier, recently deployed to Mozambique as part of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) assistance force, has died in...

Botswana officially deploys troops to Mozambique

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has officially deployed troops to Mozambique to take part in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mission there. Botswana’s President...

Botswana Defence Force AS350 crashes

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Air Wing has lost an AS350B Ecureuil (Squirrel) helicopter in a crash during an anti-poaching mission. According to BDF spokesperson...

Botswana Defence Force hardware delivered via Namibia

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Images that have emerged on social media allegedly showing Chinese military vehicles arriving in Cape Town are in fact of Botswana Defence Force (BDF)...

Botswana Defence Force lost an aircraft a year to crashes

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Air Wing has lost nine aircraft and six personnel to air crashes over the past 10 years,...

Botswana acquires a C-212 light transport

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has acquired a second hand C-212 light transport aircraft to replace one that crashed in 2017. The C-212...

Botswana to prioritise defence and security spending in 2018/2019 budget

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Botswana has listed the defence and security sector as among the five priority spending areas that will share the bulk of the...

KAI promoting FA-50 in Botswana

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Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is promoting its FA-50 lighter fighter in Botswana, where it hopes to beat the Saab Gripen as a...

Botswana acquired 300 million euros of French weaponry in 2016

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Botswana purchased €304.2 million worth of military hardware from France in 2016, including MICA-VL and Mistral missiles. This is according to the French...

Botswana, South Korea agree to collaborate on defence

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South Korea and Botswana have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the promotion of military cooperation during a meeting in Seoul. The...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...