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Aero Vodochody helping Nigerian Air Force reactivate L-39 jets

Czech manufacturer Aero Vodochody is helping the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) return a number of L-39ZA jets to service, with two refurbished aircraft handed...

No firm date for Senegal’s L-39NG deliveries

Senegal is due to receive four L-39NG jets two years after the contract becomes effective with Czech manufacturer Aero Vodochody, but a delivery date...

Ukrainian team concludes maintenance on Ugandan aircraft

Fourteen employees of Ukraine’s Odessa Aviation Plant (OAP) have returned home from Uganda after repairing and upgrading six Ugandan training and combat aircraft. UkrOboronProm on...

Uganda strengthens its L-39 fleet

The Uganda People’s Defence Air Force is operating a growing number of L-39 jet trainers, taking delivery of second hand examples and refurbishing its...

Senegalese Air Force Chief flies L-39NG

The Chief of the Senegalese Air Force, General Joseph Mamadou Diop, has flown the Aero Vodochody L-39NG for the first time. Senegal is the...

Algerian L-39 lost in crash

The Algerian Air Force has lost one of its L-39 jet trainers in a fatal crash which killed both pilots. The aircraft came down on...

Aerostar completes Mozambican MiG-21 upgrade

Romanian company Aerostar has finished upgrading and overhauling eight MiG-21 fighter jets for the Mozambique Air Force, the company has announced, with...

Mozambican MiGs stuck in Germany

Three MiG-21 fighter jets destined for Mozambique are stuck in Germany due to a lack of necessary permits. They are part of...

Mozambican Air Force to get eight overhauled MiG-21s

The Mozambique Air Force will soon receive eight MiG-21s from Aerostar in Romania once their overhaul is complete, together with an L-39...

Nigerian Air Force L-39 crashes

A Nigerian Air Force L-39 trainer and light attack jet has crashed whilst on a routine training mission, but both pilots managed...


SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

With an official youth unemployment rate of 46% for the first quarter of 2021, it’s not surprising two published pieces about military recruitment on...