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Another Botswana Defence Force soldier dies in Mozambique

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

Lesotho soldier is latest SAMIM fatality

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A Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) soldier died of unspecified - non-combat related – causes while serving with the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM), adding...

Botswana Defence Force C-130 damaged by LAM aircraft in Pemba

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A Botswana Defence Force (BDF) C-130 Hercules has suffered minor damage to its wing after a collision on the ground with a LAM Mozambique...

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...

Botswana Defence Force budget reaches $1.35 billion

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has been allocated P14.8 billion ($1.35 billion) for the National Development Plan 11, which runs from 2017...

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