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India to deploy maritime patrol aircraft to Reunion in 2020

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In early 2020, the Indian military will deploy a naval aircraft to France’s Reunion island as part of a joint surveillance mission with France. Indian...

Nigerian C-Falcon patrol boats on order from France

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Nigeria has a number of vessels on order from France’s Ocea, and this includes C-Falcon patrol boats. The country has received FPB 72 and...

Algerian patrol boat deliveries nearly concluded

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France’s Ocea has nearly fulfilled Algeria’s order for ten FPB 98 patrol boats, having delivered six, with the seventh to follow shortly. The third vessel,...

Airbus hit by cyberattack

A series of cyberattacks on Airbus over the past few months were conducted via the computer systems of the aerospace group’s suppliers and contractors...

French support for “new Sudan”

France’s foreign minister announced 60 million euros (£53.1 million) in aid for Sudan’s transitional authorities during a visit to Khartoum, while offering to help...

French military upgrades air transit hub in Senegal

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French Air Force engineers have finished work on several upgrades at Senegal’s Blaise Diagne International Airport, which will become the main transit facility for...

French naval vessel L’Astrolabe has visited South Africa

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The French Navy patrol vessel L’Astrolabe visited Durban for several days to replenish her supplies whilst on a routine patrol of the Southern Ocean. L’Astrolabe...

Second ex-Credit Suisse banker pleads guilty in Mozambique loan scheme

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A former Credit Suisse Group AG banker on Friday pleaded guilty to U.S. charges that he took part in a fraud scheme that involved...

France to create space command within air force

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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he had approved the creation of a space command within the French air force to improve the...

UK to extend Mali Chinook mission

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The United Kingdom will keep its three Chinook transport helicopters in Mali for another six months, where they will continue to support the French-led...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...