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Morocco orders 300 VLRA light tactical vehicles

The Royal Moroccan Armed Forces (RMAF) has ordered 300 VLRA-2 4x4 light tactical military vehicles from France to strengthen the firepower and mobility of...

IKE Strike Group operates with Morocco in Lightning Handshake

The exercise enhances interoperability between the US and Moroccan Navies across multiple warfare areas, many of which include: surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, air and...

Morocco sees Sahel jihadists as magnet for local cells

Jihadist groups in the nearby Sahel region, which recruit and train their followers online, represent Morocco’s biggest militant threat, the head of its counterterrorism...

Refugees’ frustration drives renewed Western Sahara conflict

Generations of young Sahrawis have grown up in Algeria’s remote desert refugee camps largely forgotten by the outside world and now see no prospect...

Plans underway for African Lion, Africa’s biggest military exercise

Militaries from the United States and Morocco met between 20 and 28 January to layout plans for the 17th episode of African Lion, scheduled...

Royal Moroccan Armed Forces

Royal Moroccan Armed Forces 1. Order of battle 2. Overview 3. Defence economics 4. State of military forces 5. Country threat reports 6. Major external deployments 1. Order of Battle Total force...

ISS: Donald Trump leaves Joe Biden a booby trap

Trump’s last-minute decision to recognise Morocco’s claim to Western Sahara presents the new US president with a dilemma. United States (US) President Joe Biden is...

USS Porter Completes Exercise Atlas Handshake with the Royal Moroccan Navy

The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) participated in exercise Atlas Handshake with the Royal Moroccan Navy between 13 and...

Dozens of migrants scale fence into Spain’s Melilla enclave

Dozens of migrants stormed into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla early on Tuesday, scaling the high, razor-wired fence that separates it from Morocco,...

Navantia receives Moroccan Navy contract

Spain’s Navantia has received a contract for an offshore patrol vessel for the Royal Moroccan Navy, which is believed to have ordered an Avante...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...