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SA Army’s modern brigade is by and large rational

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Respected defence analyst Helmoed Heitman welcomes – with reservations – the landward force’s new addition, at this time going under the “modern brigade” title. Some...

Feature: What to do with Denel?

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Government’s actions, or perhaps better inaction, have made it quite clear that it has no interest in maintaining an effective defence force; nor any...

Call for SANDF to be part of professionalising the public service

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Cyril Ramaphosa’s call for a professional public service in his latest Presidential Newsletter has drawn wide response, including from a respected defence analyst who...

Electronic warfare evolving rapidly in the hands of irregular forces

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Electronic warfare is advancing rapidly and is increasingly being used by irregular forces, defence expert Helmoed Romer Heitman has cautioned, and urged governments and...

SA defence industry needs to sell itself

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The South African defence industry needs to sell itself, otherwise it risks becoming a dead duck, defence expert Helmoed Romer Heitman has cautioned. Speaking to...

Border protection needs high tech equipment to up performance

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The national border protection tasking Operation Corona is widely acknowledged as one powered more by people than any high-tech equipment and questions...

Armscor maintains SAAF cockpit upgrades are on track

What top South African military analyst Helmoed Heitman has called "political correctness gone insane" is proceeding according to plan. Heitman's comment came in...

Feature: Cyber and electronic warfare an increasing global challenge

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Cyber and electronic attacks are increasingly factors in warfare, such as the sabotaging of Iran's nuclear facilities and the attack on the...

Feature: Protecting South Africa’s vital external interests

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South Africa has external interests that are important or vital to the economy, some vulnerable to disruption and requiring protection commensurate with...

SA Army under strength; personnel cuts needed elsewhere in SANDF –...

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The top structure of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is bloated and positions need to be cut in favour of...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...