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Embraer is confident the C-390 Millenium is Africa’s best military airlift...

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African countries, like many other countries in the world, constantly deal with unforeseen issues, such as natural disasters, conflicts, and humanitarian emergencies, which require...

Extra R1 billion for SAAF to get C-130 Hercules airworthy

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National Treasury has granted the South African Air Force (SAAF) an extra R1 billion to get its six C-130BZ Hercules transports airworthy, but a...

Additional transport aircraft high on SAAF’s priority list

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Medium and strategic airlift are at the centre of the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) attention due to its commitments on the African continent,...

SAAF evaluating offer of acquiring ex-US C-130H Hercules

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The United States has offered South Africa retired C-130H Hercules transport aircraft to replace its ageing C-130BZ fleet, with the South African Air Force...

New military aircraft maintenance facility being established in Morocco

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Sabca and Sabena Aerospace, part of Belgium’s Blueberry Group, together with Lockheed Martin, are establishing a military aircraft maintenance facility in Morocco. The Blueberry Group...

Tunisian Air Force signs C-130 maintenance and upgrade contract with EDGE

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EDGE Group entity AMMROC, a provider of military maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services in the Maghreb region, on 18 November announced the signing...

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...

Feature: Solving an airlift shortage

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When it comes to building military capacity in Africa, adding aircraft tends to take a back seat because of the expense involved to acquire...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Feature: SA Air Force facing tough times

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Earlier this month reports emerged that the majority of the South African Air Force's (SAAF's) C-130 Hercules transports are grounded due to...

Don’t go the C-130J route for airlift – Heitman

Leading South African defence and military analyst Helmoed Romer Heitman maintains the SA Air Force (SAAF) should not be looking at taking...

Kellstrom and Astra supplying spares for SAAF C-130s

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US-based company Kellstrom Defence Aerospace and South Africa's Astra Aircraft Corporation have been awarded a contract to support the South African Air...

Japan sends military planes for evacuation of citizens in South Sudan

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Japan on Monday ordered three C-130 military transport planes to an air base in east Africa to prepare to evacuate Japanese trapped...

Lockheed Martin still sees the C-130J as being the solution to...

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Dennys Plessas, Vice President Business Initiatives at Lockheed Martin, has reason to feel better about what the American aerospace giant is getting...

Indonesia to review ageing air force fleet after deadly crash

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Indonesia's president promised a review of the country's ageing air force fleet and a defence modernisation drive on Wednesday, as the death...

RAF delivers vital UN supplies in South Sudan

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An RAF C-130 aircraft will today leave RAF Brize Norton, on a UN mission to deliver vital supplies to remote Malakal in...

Remaining 11 South African bodies repatriated home from Nigeria

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A C-130 Hercules transport aircraft landed in Pretoria in the early hours of Friday morning containing the bodies of the remaining South...

Nigerian Air Force returns refurbished C-130 to service

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The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has recommissioned a refurbished Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft back into service where it will be...

SAAF should consider selling Gripens and buying transports

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has 26 Gripens in its inventory but 12 are in "rotational" storage and only 18 Gripen...

Another Nigerian C-130 is refurbished

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The Nigerian Air Force will soon take delivery of a refurbished C-130 Hercules transport aircraft after it underwent more than two years...

77 killed in Algerian Air Force C-130 crash

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A C-130 Hercules transport aircraft carrying members of the Algerian armed forces and their relatives crashed into a mountain on Tuesday, killing...

Milestones for the C-130 – locally and internationally

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Come month-end, the SA Air Force's (SAAF's) 28 Squadron will mark two major milestones – its 70th anniversary and the 50th anniversary...

French Harfangs deployed to Mali alongside dozens of other aircraft

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Since January, a detachment of Harfang unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been engaged in Operation Serval, France's intervention in Mali, where they...

SAAF signs maintenance agreement with Denel

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Denel Aviation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the South Africa Air Force (SAAF) to promote the maintenance on a...

Nigerian C-130 for upgrade escorted by French, UK aircraft following technical...

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A Nigerian Air Force C-130 Hercules transport en route to the United Kingdom had to be escorted by French and UK air...