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Rooivalk Mk II development stalled

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Discussions on development of a Rooivalk Mk II combat support helicopter remain at a technical level between Denel and Armscor with little progress since...

South African Air Force Capability Demonstration

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This video showcases the capabilities of the SA Air Force (SAAF) in the early '10s. Courtesy of the SAAF, this video features the Oryx medium...

Denel still seeing interest in Rooivalk

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Denel Aeronautics is still receiving international interest in its Rooivalk attack helicopter, with consistent enquiries for a number of years. Since around 2015, Denel has...

Rooivalk maintains its advantage in the DRC

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The UN Peacekeeping mission in the DRC (Monusco) has a Composite Helicopter Unit (CHU) based in Goma, bordering Rwanda. DefenceWeb interviewed Corne Stander, a Rooivalk...

SA pilots and aircraft continue to dominate DRC airspace

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The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Monusco) is currently the biggest UN peacekeeping mission with approximately 18...

Retracting mechanism coming for Rooivalk chin gun

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Work is underway on a retracting mechanism for the Rooivalk attack helicopter’s chin mounted 20 mm cannon as part of efforts to make...

Rooivalk remaining in the DRC

The Rooivalk combat support helicopter looks set to remain in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but instead of being attached to...

If Rooivalk leaves the DRC, FIB morale and confidence will suffer...

"Should the Rooivalk be withdrawn, the Force Intervention Brigade's (FIB) morale and confidence will be negatively impacted on," is one aspect of...

SA defence committee to visit DRC

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The Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) will this month visit members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) deployed in...

DRC Rooivalks notch up a first

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Now in its fifth year of deployment with the UN Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a...

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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...