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The Past Week in Defence #26 (19-25 October)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, insurance costs increase in the Gulf of Guinea as piracy rises, Combined Maritime Forces seizes over 450kg...

First female Nigerien pilot training in the US

Captain Ouma Laouali, the first female pilot in the Nigerien air force, recently accomplished the next step in her pilot career on 22 April...

SAAF C-130 Hercules suffers collapsed nosewheel

One of the South African Air Force’s C-130 Hercules transport aircraft has suffered from a nosewheel collapse, but damage appears to be limited. The incident...

US hands over C-130 hangar to Niger at Air Base 201

The United States has handed over a new C-130 Hercules hangar to the Nigerien Air Force at Air Base 201 near Agadez. Niger will...

Algerian Air Force C-130 destroyed in runway excursion

An Algerian Air Force C-130 Hercules transport has been destroyed in a runway excursion after returning from a training exercise. Photos show the...

Three dead after transport plane crashes at Libya oilfield

A Libyan transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday at an airfield near El Sharara oilfield, killing three people, the National...

Destination of mystery air force Hercules flight revealed

A South African Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft recently photographed at the remote South Atlantic island of Saint Helena was...

SA Air Force celebrates first African female C-130 commander

The South African Air Force (SAAF) recently celebrated the qualification of its first African female C-130 Hercules commander. Media were invited to witness...

Egypt getting C-130 ELINT capability

The US Department of Defence has contracted Sierra Nevada Corporation to supply an electronic intelligence (ELINT) capability to Egypt for the C-130...

Eastern Libyan jet strikes rival military plane

Forces allied to Libya's eastern government carried out an air strike against a military transport aircraft in the central district of Jufra...


Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...