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Hawks over Cape Town City Hall for SONA

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Not two but three South African Air Force (SAAF) Hawks took part in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the National Address (SONA) in Cape...

SAAF Gripens grounded

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The South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) Gripen fleet is temporarily grounded, with no aircraft serviceable, due to a lack of funding and maintenance and...

85 Combat Flying School conducts air to air training exercise

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Forty-eight members of the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) 85 Combat Flying School (CFS) participated in an air-to-air training exercise at Air Force Base...

Cockpit mods coming for three SAAF aircraft types

Modifications, some of them large scale, to cockpits of three aircraft types in the SA Air Force (SAAF) fleet are under investigation...

SAAF jets fly almost 140 hours during air-to-air camp at AFB...

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The jets making up the sharp point of the SA Air Force (SAAF) recently stretched their wings, as it were, and at...

Possible permanent grounding for either Gripen or Hawk coming

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The SA Air Force's (SAAF) 10% budget cut for the 2016/17 financial year coupled with the Rand's decreasing value could mean the...

Big SAAF deployment to SADC regional air exercise

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At least 40 military aircraft from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries are at Maun Airport in Botswana along with 800 troops...

Big SAAF deployment to SADC regional air exercise

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At least 40 military aircraft from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries are at Maun Airport in Botswana along with 800 troops...

Hawks not grounded

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A landing incident involving a Hawk jet trainer at AFB Makhado late last month did not lead to the SA Air Force's...

Hawk fleet grounded after accident

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has grounded the Hawk trainer fleet following the crash of a jet whilst landing last Thursday. The...

Hawk trainer damaged in landing accident at AFB Makhado

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) training jet was badly damaged in a landing incident on Thursday. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the BAE...

Ysterplaat pulling out all the stops for Wings & Wheels show

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Air Force Base Ysterplaat is gearing up for a December airshow that is sure to please both the aviation junkie and petrol...

New gallery: Air Capability Demonstration

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The South African Air Force hosted its spectacular biannual Air Capability Demonstration at the Roodewal weapons range on October 24, 2013. A...

ATE South Africa awarded Hawk Design Authority

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BAE Systems (UK) has officially transferred Hawk Mission System Design Authority to ATE South Africa, allowing ATE to sign off any future...

Saudi Arabia orders PC-21, Hawk trainers

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The Royal Saudi Air Force has ordered 55 PC-21 turboprop trainers from Pilatus, as well as 22 Hawk jet trainers from BAE...

Hawk LIFT support costs approaching R1bn

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The South African Air Force has awarded BAE Systems Brough a R409 million contract for "steady state design authority support" for the...

BAE wins further Hawk work

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The South African Air Force has awarded BAE Systems Warton Aerodrome a further extension of an existing order for interim product support...

Denel Aviation maintaining Gripen, Hawk

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Denel Aviation has been awarded a R4.972 million contract to provide product support for various onboard and ground equipment associated with the...

Umbani becomes first SA weapon trailed off Hawk

The Denel Dynamics Umbani precision guided munition (PGM) bomb kit optimised for the NATO Mk 82 gravity bomb has been test dropped...

Hawk support contracts top R571 million

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The South African Air Force has awarded three new contracts related to its fleet of 24 BAE Systems Hawk Mk 120 lead-in...

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