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SAAF C-130BZ lands at St Helena, now back in SA

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) is not telling, despite being asked, where one of its C-130BZs was going when it landed on...

Transformation amongst highlights of 28 Squadron

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The qualifying of the first black female C-130 Hercules commander is one of the transformation highlights emphasised by the South African Air...

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...

South Africa and the US talking about replacement C-130s

Acquisition of transport aircraft to replace the SA Air Force's (SAAF) ageing C-130BZs has, by at least one account, been underway for...

C-130BZ still the SAAF transport workhorse

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The backbone of the SA Air Force's (SAAF) airlift fleet – 28 Squadron and its ageing C-130BZs – have again been on...

60 years of the Herc

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Saturday (August 23) is a milestone in the world of military aviation marking the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the...

Latest DRC troop rotation again highlights SAAF airlift problems

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The lack of airlift capacity in the SA Air Force (SAAF) is widely acknowledged. What apparently is not being as widely acknowledged...

28 Squadron takes NSRI crew aboard for maritime flight training

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28 Squadron is widely recognised as one of the hardest working units in the SA Air Force (SAAF) with its more than...

2013 to be a numbers year for 28 Squadron

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The South African Air Force's (SAAF) only dedicated airlift unit, based at AFB Waterkloof, marks its 70th anniversary in June. At the...

Time to start working on C-130BZ replacement is now

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It could be termed "a call to action" or even a friendly warning but the meaning is clear – unless those tasked...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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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...