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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...

Saab at LAAD 2015

Saab's Gripen fighter will be on display at the LAAD exhibition, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 14 to 17 April.Saab will have a strong...

Saab at LAAD 2015

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Saab will have a strong presence at the 2015 LAAD International Defense and Security Exhibition, with a full range of systems and solutions on...

A-Darter contract moves missile programme forward

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Denel Dynamics has received a production contract for the A-Darter fifth-generation air-to-air missile from Armscor, which covers the production of missiles for...

A-Darter undergoes further testing

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The A-Darter fifth generation air-to-air missile has undergone further testing, with a successful launch on Monday. During the most recent test, from a...

Brazil donates naval simulator to Mozambique

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Brazil has donated a naval manoeuvres simulator to the Mozambique Navy, which will use it for basic instruction and training. The simulator was...

Namibia Defence Force orders Marrua vehicles

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The Namibia Defence Force (NDF) has ordered 141 Marrua utility vehicles from Brazil's Agrale, with deliveries already underway. Agrale sales director Flavio Crosa...

Exercise Ibsamar IV wraps up

With the fourth iteration of Exercise Ibsamar now in the demobilisation phase, exercise director Rear Admiral (JG) Thamsanqa Duze said passion was...

Gallery: Exercise Ibsamar

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For most of last week it was a case of all hands on deck as the Brazilian, Indian and South African contingents...

Saab finalizes $5.4 billion Brazil order for 36 fighter jets

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Swedish aerospace and defence firm Saab has finalised a $5.4 billion order to sell 36 fighter jets to Brazil, one of the...

Exercise Ibsamar underway

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The tri-nation naval exercise Ibsamar is now in full swing following a week's preparation and briefings in Simon's Town. With the exception of...

Embraer rolls out KC-390 military airlifter

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Embraer yesterday rolled out the first prototype of its KC-390 military transport at its Gaviao Peixoto facility in Brazil. The event was...

Navies arrive for international maritime exercise

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Indian and Brazilian navy ships arrived in Simon's Town on Monday morning, ready to participate in Exercise IBSAMAR IV. IBSAMAR is a joint...

Four SAN platforms allocated to tri-nation naval exercise

The business part of the tri-nation naval exercise Ibsamar IV is set to start on October 27 when the fleet moves into...

SAS Manthatisi will be part of Ex Ibsamar

When this year's Exercise Ibsamar starts in False Bay it will be the first time the Type 209 submarine, SAS Manthatisi, will...

Embraer KC-390 prototype to fly later this year

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While it won't be at AAD in the flesh, as it were, illustrations of Embraer's new KC-390 are sure to turn heads...

Isandlwana steaming home after successful Atlasur

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Captain Jabu Mbotho is presently bringing his charge SAS Isandlwana to her home port of Simon's town after taking part in the...

Brazil and South Africa seeking closer defence industry ties

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Brazil and South Africa are looking towards closer defence industry cooperation as they strive for better competitiveness on the international market, according...

Angolan Navy acquiring seven patrol vessels from Brazil

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The Angolan Navy will receive seven Macae-class patrol boats from Brazil, with four to be built in Brazil and three in Angola. The...

Brazil sells UAV to Africa

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Brazilian company Flight Tech has sold Horus FT-100 mini-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to an African country, in a first for Brazil. The three...

Brazil orders Airbus C295 search and rescue aircraft

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Brazil has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the acquisition of three Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft. The three aircraft...

Brazil orders Airbus C295 search and rescue aircraft

In Brazilian service, the SAR aircraft will join 12 transport-configured C295 aircraft, taking the total FAB C295 fleet to 15.Brazil has signed a contract...

Brazilian football stadiums seen from space

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Airbus Defence and Space satellites have captured images, taken by the twin Pléiades satellites, of the 12 stadiums in cities across Brazil. The above images...

Brazilian football stadiums seen from space

Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery reveals scope of civil engineering projects and sports facilities.Airbus Defence and Space satellites have captured images, taken by...

Poynting grows in Brazilian defence market

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Poynting Antennas' Defence and Specialised Division, which focuses on the design, development, manufacture and sales of electronic warfare (EW) and communications antennas and related...

Poynting grows in Brazilian defence market

Poynting Antennas' Defence and Specialised Division  has secured a strategic Brazilian homeland security project. Poynting Antennas' Defence and Specialised Division, which focuses on the design,...

Defence minister’s visit strengthens SA-Brazil defence ties

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The visit to South Africa last week by Brazilian defence minister Celso Amorim has resulted in defence ties between the two countries...

Brazil donates three Tucanos to Mozambique

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Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff has approved the donation of three ex-Brazilian Air Force Embraer EMB-312 Tucano trainer aircraft to Mozambique and says...

Exercise Ibsamar set for October

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The fourth iteration of Exercise Ibsamar is set to start in October off South Africa's southern and western coastlines. Ships from the Brazilian...

Brazilian government selects Gripen

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The offer by Saab includes Gripen NG, sub-systems for Gripen NG, a technology transfer package, and more.The Brazilian government today announced the selection of...

Brazilian government selects Gripen

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The Brazilian government today announced the selection of Gripen NG. The announcement today will be followed by negotiations with the Brazilian Air Force aiming...

Brazil going Gripen

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Brazil looks set to become the sixth country to take Gripen into service with Switzerland also looking to buy the Swedish fighter. Late...

Brazilian Perspectives on the Fighter Decision: Shaping a Defense Perimeter for...

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Brazil announced on Wednesday December 18, that it had chosen the Swedish Saab Gripen NG for its new fleet of combat jet...

Saab wins Brazil jet deal after NSA spying sours Boeing bid

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Brazil awarded a $4.5 billion contract to Saab AB on Wednesday to replace its aging fleet of fighter jets, a surprise coup...

Nigeria interested in buying Super Tucanos

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The Nigerian Air Force is considering buying Super Tucano trainer and light attack aircraft from Brazilian manufacturer Embraer. Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo...

German, Brazilian U.N. draft urges halt to excessive spying

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Germany and Brazil circulated a draft resolution to a U.N. General Assembly committee on Friday that calls for an end to excessive...

Germany, Brazil to propose anti-spying resolution at U.N.

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Germany and Brazil are drafting a U.N. General Assembly resolution that would demand an end to excessive spying and invasion of privacy...

American and Swedish technology to boost Brazilian defence industry

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Recognition of the importance of Brazil's larger defence industry internationally comes with both Boeing and Saab moving into the South American country. The...

Paramount Group Wins International Bid To Supply Rio De Janeiro’s Elite...

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The State of Rio de Janeiro launched an international bid for the acquisition of Internal Security Vehicles to which world leaders in...

Brazilian Ocean Patrol Vessel Apa heads for home

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The Amazonas class offshore patrol vessel Apa on Monday departed the UK for her new home in Rio de Janeiro, following on...

Military co-operation between Brazil and South Africa grows

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South Africa and Brazil will increase defence co-operation, with the most immediate benefit going to the South American country as it prepares...

Imperial Armour in Brazil

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As part of the Aerospace, Defence and Security Programme led by the Department of Trade and Industry, Imperial Armour was one of 35 South...

South African Navy readies for exercise Atlasur IX

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The South African Navy is preparing to host Exercise Atlasur IX, a multinational maritime exercise between the navies of South Africa, Argentina,...

Brazil to donate Bandeirante aircraft to Cape Verde

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Brazil's Minister of Defence has said that his government will donate aircraft to Cape Verde for maritime patrol duties, as it strengthens...

Brazil receives LAR-E fast attack boat as navy modernises

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The Brazilian Navy has taken delivery of its first LAR-E light fast attack craft from the Base Naval de Val-de-Cães (BNVC) shipyard...

Brazil buys ocean patrol vessels

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The Brazilian Navy has signed a contract worth £133 million with BAE Systems for the supply of three ocean patrol vessels and...

Thales awarded first metro signalling contract in Brazil

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The new 18-km elevated line will be built by a consortium led by Andrade Gutierrez (AG) and including CR Almeida, Scomi and MPE Group....

As rich world sputters, Brazil looks to Africa

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Brazil is launching a top-level drive to expand its economic ties with Africa, a sign of how crises in the rich world...

Brazil expected to become top ten defence spender by 2016

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Brazil ranks number 11 in terms of global defence spending, but due to its annual growth of 20% it is expected to...

Brazil’s Rousseff rides anti-graft wave – for now

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It lacks the fervor of the Arab Spring but the resignation of six ministers from Brazil's government, the approval of transparency laws...