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New SAAF transport aircraft apparently still on the cards

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The South African Air Force will be getting new medium and light transport aircraft in the next decade, according to the Department...

2012 C-47TP Drakensberg crash was avoidable – Inquiry

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The Board of Inquiry (BOI) report into the crash on 5 December 2012 of a South African Air Force (SAAF) C-47TP Dakota...

Questions still being asked around SAAF 2012 Drakensberg crash

It's more than four years since a South African Air Force (SAAF) C-47TP crashed in the Drakensberg, killing all 11 aboard. The...

Airborne maritime surveillance will cost even if aircraft come for free...

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Last month members of the SA Air Force's (SAAF) lone maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadron – 35 based at AFB Ysterplaat –...

SAAF to celebrate 80 years of Dakota excellence

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The South African Air Force's (SAAF's) 35 Squadron is to celebrate 80 years of Dakota Excellence by hosting a formal banquet inside...

Braddick continues to support SAAF’s turbine C-47TPs

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Braddick Specialised Air Services (BSAS), whose precursor Wonder Air converted the South African Air Force's (SAAF's) C-47s to turbine power in the...

SAAF’s ageing C-47TPs keep soldiering on

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The South African Air Force's (SAAF's) 35 Squadron, based at Ysterplaat in Cape Town, flies some of the oldest Douglas C-47 Dakotas...

35 Squadron details Operation Copper deployments

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35 Squadron, which operates the C-47TP aircraft, has spoken to defenceWeb about its activities in the Mozambique Channel as part of the...

Drakensberg crash board of enquiry still underway

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While the Minister might want speedy delivery of the preliminary report into the Drakensberg C-47TP crash the SA Air Force (SAAF) will...

SAAF has “miniscule” maritime capability

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The South African Air Force's miniscule airborne maritime capability has become even more miniscule, according to defence analyst Helmoed Römer Heitman. This follows...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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