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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...

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 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 acquires another C212

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has acquired an additional C212 light transport aircraft, its second in two years. The aircraft was recently seen at Lanseria...

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...

CF-5 fighter crashes in Botswana

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One of the Botswana Defence Force Air Wing's CF-5 fighter jets has crashed, killing the pilot. The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) said the...

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 still evaluating its fighter jet options

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) is still evaluating its options regarding the acquisition of new fighter jets, in spite of Botswana's President...

Three dead in Botswana Defence Force C212 crash

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Three people have been killed in the crash of a Botswana Defence Force (BDF) C212 light transport aircraft. The aircraft came down near...

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...

Botswana Defence Force to arm its Bat Hawk aircraft

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South African based Micro Aviation is to arm six Bat Hawk light aircraft sold to the Botswana Defence Force earlier this year....

Botswana military receives Super Puma helicopter

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The Botswana Defence Force Air Wing has taken delivery of a single Airbus Helicopters EC225LP Super Puma helicopter, which was acquired second...

Botswana acquires 14 Bat Hawk aircraft to boost anti-poaching operations

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Botswana has taken delivery of 14 Bat Hawk light surveillance aircraft, which will be deployed in air-borne anti-poaching patrols to protect elephants...

Botswana going for Gripen – report

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Airwing will be acquiring eight Swedish Gripen fighter jets according to the Business Weekly and Review. This follows...

Botswana seeking raft of new military hardware

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Following on reports of Botswana in discussions with Sweden over the purchase of eight Gripen C/D fighter jets, it has emerged that...

Botswana Defence Force receives PC-7 Mk IIs

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Pilatus on Friday formally handed over the Botswana Defence Force Air Wing's five new PC-7 Mk II Turbo trainer aircraft during a...

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