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Preparations underway for Ex Ibsamar 2024

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A recent flurry of ashore activity at SA Navy (SAN) fleet headquarters in Simon’s Town signalled earnest intentions for a multinational naval exercise later...

Specialist jungle warfare training concludes for SA soldiers

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A group of South African soldiers currently attached to the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have another...

SA police make R150 million cocaine bust at Durban Harbour

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KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has commended the successful operation by a multi-disciplinary team of police intelligence and border agents at the Port of Durban...

KC-390 at Waterkloof for SAAF demonstration

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A Brazilian Air Force Embraer KC-390 Millenium tanker/transport aircraft landed at Air Force Base Waterkloof on Friday morning for demonstrations to the South African...

Embraer to demonstrate C-390 to the SAAF

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Brazilian aerospace company Embraer will later this month demonstrate its C-390 Millenium transport aircraft to the South African Air Force (SAAF). The aircraft will be...

SAPS records another massive cocaine bust in Durban

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has seized cocaine with a street value of R80 million following another intelligence-driven operation at the Dube Trade...

Joint Brazilian/Kenyan jungle warfare training in DR Congo

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Specialist Brazilian jungle warfare operators deployed in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) better prepared Kenyan soldiers for what they can encounter with an intensive,...

Brazilian Navy exercises with West African nations

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The Brazilian Navy Niteroi-class frigate Liberal is off the coast of West Africa, where it is holding exercises with regional navies, including Togo and...

Department of Defence to announce partnership with Embraer

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise said her department hopes to soon publicly announce a partnership with Brazil’s Embraer on the manufacture and...

Morocco and Brazil forge closer defence ties

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In February, the Foreign Relations and National Defence Committee of Brazil's Senate approved a draft decree for a defence cooperation agreement with Morocco, aimed...

African nations take part in Exercise Unitas in Brazil

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Cameroon and Namibia were the two African representatives in this year’s Unitas 2022 multinational naval exercise in Brazil. Between 10 and 22 September they joined...

Brazilian instructors assist the SANDF with jungle warfare training

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Members of Brazil’s armed forces have assisted the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) with jungle warfare training as part of the South African...

Nigeria and Brazil cement defence ties with aviation, security and defence...

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Between 21 and 23 June, a week after a meeting between the Brazilian Ambassador to Nigeria Ricardo Guerrera and the Nigerian Minister of Defence...

Ibsamar 2022 date set

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The Brazilian and Indian navies will be invited to send frigates and other naval assets including a helicopter and a maritime patrol aircraft to...

Hershel “Woody” Williams crew joins Brazilian Navy for inaugural Operation Guinex

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) participated in the first iteration of the Brazilian-led, Gulf of Guinea exercise...

Brazil’s Embraer and Kenya Airways agree to study flying taxis

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Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA said on Wednesday its flying taxi unit Eve has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Kenya Airways to develop operating...

Embraer’s commercial aviation revenue falls by 82%

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Brazil’s Embraer said on Wednesday that revenue at its commercial aviation segment, usually its largest and most profitable, had fallen by 82% to $109...

Embraer taking Boeing to arbitration

Brazil’s Embraer started arbitration against Boeing after the US aircraft manufacturer cancelled a $4.2 billion deal years in the making at the weekend. The deal’s...

Cocaine kingpin nabbed in Mozambique

A top Brazilian cocaine trafficker was arrested in Mozambique, officials in both countries said, underlining the growing global footprint of the First Capital Command...

Planning underway for Exercise Ibsamar in September

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The pall of the COVID-19 coronavirus has not deterred planners from three navies putting heads together in anticipation of Exercise Ibsamar in September. According to...

Brazilian Navy vessel wraps up Namibia visit

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The Brazilian Navy offshore patrol vessel Amazonas has called on Namibia for a short visit ahead of participation in Exercise Obangame Express. The vessel (P120)...

A-Darter type certification marks development completion

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A type certificate has been issued for the Denel Dynamics A-Darter fifth generation air-to-air missile, with qualification and certification concluding development of the weapon,...

Brazilian defence minister briefed on Denel Dynamics missile range

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Brazil’s Minister of Defence Fernando Azevedo was briefed by Denel Dynamics on its missile range, including the A-Darter, Umkhonto and Marlin, during his recent...

Brazilian defence minister brought up to speed on A-Darter project

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Brazil’s defence minister has visited Denel Dynamics to get an update on the A-Darter fifth-generation air-to-air missile that will be integrated onto the Brazilian...

SA profiles capabilities at LAAD exhibition

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Local companies are keen to profile South Africa’s industrial capabilities at the 12th Latin American Defence and Security Exhibition (LAAD), which is currently underway...

Brazil court overturns injunction blocking Boeing-Embraer deal

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A Brazilian federal court has overturned a provisional injunction that blocked a proposed tie-up between planemakers Embraer and Boeing (BA.N), Embraer said on Monday...

Boarding exercise part of Ibsamar VI

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The South African Maritime Reaction Squadron (MRS) conducted a boarding exercise as part of Exercise Ibsamar that took place between the South...

Navy gains double benefits from Exercise IBSAMAR

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The South African Navy (SA Navy) and its sea-going personnel are reaping double benefits as Exercise IBSAMAR VI 2018, the trilateral naval...

Tri-nation Exercise Ibsamar starts on Monday

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Hard on the heels of the just completed Exercise Atlasur, the SA Navy next week starts work on its second international exercise...

Exercise Atlasur XI begins

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Exercise Atlasur XI 2018, the multinational biennial maritime exercise between South Africa, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, commenced in Simon's Town on 31...

Ex Atlasur set to start on August 31

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The eleventh Exercise Atlasur is fast approaching and the SA Navy is busy finishing final preparatory work ahead of the three nation...

Embraer falls to $126.5 million loss on fewer deliveries, defense

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Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA on Tuesday fell to a second-quarter net loss of $126.5 million on fewer commercial and executive jet deliveries...

Three SAN platforms to take part in Ex Atlasur

The SA Navy is committing two surface and one sub-surface platform to the upcoming Exercise Atlasur XI for combined evolutions and training...

Exercise Atlasur scheduled for August/September

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Exercise Atlasur XI between South Africa, Brazil and Uruguay will take place in August and September this year, the South African National...

African migrants rescued off Brazil coast

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A boat carrying two dozen migrants from West Africa was rescued off the coast of northern Brazil, officials from the state of...

‘Breakthrough’ in mosquito-packed drones to combat Zika in Brazil

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Millions of sterile mosquitoes will be released from drones over parts of Brazil to combat the Zika virus, after successful field tests...

UN wants Brazilian peacekeepers for CAR

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The United Nations wants Brazil to send troops to join its peace mission in the Central African Republic, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN head...

SA defence industry in Rio this week for LAAD

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Eighteen South African aerospace and defence companies are participating in the Latin America Aerospace and Defence (LAAD) trade fair in Rio De...

Benin authorities seize 54 kg of cocaine from Brazil

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Benin security forces seized 54 kg of cocaine from a container that arrived at its main port of Cotonou from Brazil, the...

Saab, Embraer inaugurate Gripen Design and Development Network in Brazil

The Gripen Design and Development Network, in Gaviao Peixoto, will be the hub for Gripen NG technology development in Brazil.Defence and security company Saab and...

Saab, Embraer inaugurate Gripen Design and Development Network in Brazil

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Defence and security company Saab and Embraer Defense & Security have today inaugurated the Gripen Design and Development Network (GDDN), in Gaviao Peixoto, in...

Denel receives contract to integrate A-Darter onto Brazilian Gripens

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Although Brazil is a partner in the development of the A-Darter fifth generation air-to-air missile, Denel Dynamics only recently received a contract...

Embraer reaches $205.5 million graft settlement with U.S., Brazil

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Brazilian planemaker Embraer on Monday reached an agreement with U.S. and Brazilian authorities to settle a six-year corruption investigation, paying $205.5 million...

Brazilian court to try Lula on Angolan corruption charges

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A federal judge in Brazil ruled on Thursday former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will stand trial for an alleged bribery...

Namibia commissions marine corps battalion

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Namibia has finished training a full battalion of marines and formally commissioned its Marine Corps, as well as a new training facility....

Brazilian Navy vessel visits Cape Town

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The Brazilian Navy offshore patrol vessel BNS Amazonas visited Cape Town on a port call earlier this month, and follows a visit...

Brazil exports maize to South Africa as El Nino disrupts trade

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Brazil is shipping maize to South Africa, a traditional maize exporter suffering from an El Niño-related drought, as it seeks new markets...

Brazil’s Gripen contract becomes effective

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Saab's multibillion dollar contract with Brazil for the supply of 36 Gripen NG fighter jets has become effective, just under a year...

Brazil’s Embraer delays cargo jet, loses revenue on defense cuts

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Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA said on Thursday it will delay development of a military cargo jet and forgo $300 million of revenue...

Uncertainty over Angolan Macae vessel purchase

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The Angolan Navy will apparently not receive Macae class vessels from Brazil as had originally been agreed in September last year, due...