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China’s defence budget likely to grow despite economic cost of coronavirus

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China, facing what it sees as increasing military pressure from the United States, is likely to shrug off the pall hanging over its economy...

Time for a long, hard look at the SANDF

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The latest defence budget can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back, according to African Defence Review director Darren Olivier, who maintains the...

Minimal increase in defence funding

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Yet another indicator, if needed, that defence is the poor relation in the SA government “family” came with not a single mention of the...

Parliament’s defence committee worried about SANDF budget

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence says it is concerned by the continued reduction of the budget of the South African National Defence Force...

Speech: Defence and Military Veterans Budget Vote 2018-19

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Introduction of the debate on the Defence and Military Veterans Budget Vote 2018 in the National Assembly, by Hon Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister...

Global defence spending rose 3% in 2017; continues to grow

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An increasingly multi-polar global security environment buffeted by healthy economies and ongoing military modernization cycles contributed to a 3.3 percent year-on-year rise...

New acquisitions proposed in Nigeria’s 2018 defence budget

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Nigeria's military aims to acquire a number of new assets with its proposed 2018 budget, including small boats, tugs and helicopters. The proposed...

U.S. Congress passes $618.7 billion annual defense bill

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The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a compromise version of an annual defense policy bill on Thursday without controversial provisions such as requiring...

Japan eyes fighter drone, seeks record defence budget amid China assertiveness

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Japan aims to develop a prototype drone fighter jet in two decades with private sector help in a technology strategy that focuses...

Defence Minister looking outside National Treasury to fund the SANDF

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South Africa's shrinking defence budget looks set to shrink even further in the coming few years and this has necessitated Minister Nosiviwe...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...