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Modise sidesteps Lekota question on serviceable SAAF fighters

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Mosiuoa Lekota, who was at the helm of South Africa’s defence and military veterans ministry at the time the Strategic Defence Procurement Package (SDPP)...

Sat-Com’s panel-mount radio series evolves

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Several years ago, Sat-Com launched a new panel-mount radio and this has evolved into a successful new series of user-friendly radios. The Badger, Shark and...

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...

BD Private Consulting working on Hawk training centre

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The South African Air Force has awarded Makhado-based Mountain Range Investment t/a BD Private Consulting a R254 694.36 extension to an existing...

ATE overhauls Hawk NWS

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Midrand-based Advanced Technologies & Engineering (ATE) has been awarded a R1 million contract to repair and overhaul components for the SA Air...

More interim product support for the Hawk

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BAE Systems has been awarded a R6.897million contract for further interim product support for the SA Air Force's (SAAF) fleet of 24...

Badly written report sinks arms deal probe: paper

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The Mail & Guardian newspaper reports a poorly written six-page memorandum littered with contradictions, inaccuracies, poor spelling and bad grammar informed the...

SAAF stocks up on Martin Baker

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The South African Air Force has awarded the Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd of Denham, England, a series of contracts related to...

SAAF grounds Hawks

The South African Air Force has grounded its fleet of 24 BAE Systems Hawk Mk120 lead-in fighter trainers after one experienced an...

Maintenance of canopies and miniature detonating cord assemblies for Hawk

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BAE Systems has been awarded a R18.6 million contract to maintain the canopies and miniature detonating cord assemblies of the South African...

Security Forces claim secure skies for World Cup

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) says it and its sister services have so far secured South African skies for the soccer...

Umbani for Hawk

The Denel Dynamics Umbani precision guided munition (PGM) bomb kit optimised for the NATO Mk 82 gravity bomb may soon be tested...

Parliamentary Question: Hawk LIFT

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QUESTION IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY QUESTION 1130 Mr T.W. Coetzee (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans: (a) How many Hawk Lead...

A-Darter for Gripen – and Hawk

The South African Air Force is to fit the fifth-generation A-Darter short-range imaging infra-red air-to-air missile currently under development at Denel Dynamics...

Forces gather for Good Hope IV

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A German naval task force has arrived in Simon's Town to partake in Exercise Good Hope IV, the latest in a series...

Armscor contracts awarded

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The state arms acquisition agency Armscor has awarded a number of contacts. Noteworthy is a R1.74 million contract awarded Denel Land Systems...

The SAAF, the Gripen, World Cup ready

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The inaugural game of the 2010 Soccer World Cup kicks off in South Africa in about four months time and the South...

BAE Systems plea bargain “shafts SA”: DA, ID

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Independent Democrats (ID) say the plea bargain agreement announced on Friday between BAE Systems, the Serious...

Ammunition: Police say they are within the law

The police say they were within their mandate and the law in confiscating 8.1 metric tons of ammunition manufactured for the United...

SAAF contracts

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Armscor, the state arms acquisition agency, has placed further aviation and air force-related contracts with the South African and global defence industry. They...

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