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SA Navy two platform deployment returns from Op Copper duty

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A revamped strikecraft, now doing duty as an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) with the SA Navy, will port in Durban on Friday...

Ramaphosa approves Op Copper extension

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved the extension of the anti-piracy Operation Copper in the Mozambique Channel for another year. In a letter dated...

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...

Presidential edict extends South Africa’s anti-piracy commitment

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South Africa's contribution to continental counter-piracy – Operation Copper – along the east coast has been extended for another 12 months. The announcement...

Shortage of air and naval assets turns Op Copper into a...

The tri-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) counter-piracy initiative in the Mozambique Channel – Operation Copper – has become largely a radio...

35 Squadron details Operation Copper deployments

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35 Squadron, which operates the C-47TP aircraft, has spoken to defenceWeb about its activities in the Mozambique Channel as part of the...

SAAF no longer part of Op Copper in Mozambique

The decrease in pirate activity off Africa's east coast has probably contributed to an SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Joint Operations decision...

More counter-piracy duty for Navy OPVs

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SAS Makhanda (P1569) will complete her tour of counter-piracy duty in the Mozambique channel on December 12 and one of her sister...

SAS Spioenkop returns from Operation Copper

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The SA Navy frigate SAS Spioenkop has completed a successful five month deployment on Operation Copper, South Africa's anti-piracy mission in the...

Operation Copper still up and running

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Any possible review of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) tri-nation agreement on counter-piracy operations in the Mozambique Channel could be an...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...