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AFB Waterkloof fire “an accident”

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No evidence of foul play or sabotage was discovered by SA Air Force (SAAF) investigators following a fire at the bulk fuel installation at...

CAF unveils new SAAF vision

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Instead of celebrating outstanding achievements by SA Air Force (SAAF) personnel, Thursday’s Prestige Evening was the platform for CAF Lieutenant General Wiseman Mbambo to...

The SAAF marks its anniversary this week

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An SA Air Force (SAAF) event on Friday (4 February) will mark what is now known as Prestige Day, celebrating its establishment. On Thursday, the...

SAAF “aircraft launching systems” need work

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) is, according to Armscor, in need of maintenance and repair work on its “aircraft launching and landing systems”. A tender...

SAAF Gripens still grounded

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Close on two months after South Africans heard fighter jets in “their” air force were grounded, the situation remains unchanged with a national defence...

60 Squadron still active as VVIP transport unit

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Fourteen years after its last sortie – delivery of a Boeing 707 to the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum at Air Force Base (AFB)...

Air force and Army promotions

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Senior rank numbers in the SA Army and SA Air Force (SAAF) increased by 25 this week with promotions to colonel and one brigadier...

Gripen fighters temporarily grounded | Interview with Guy Martin

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There'll be no eye in the sky after the South African Air Force’s Gripen fleet has been temporarily grounded. The SAAF says this is...

Field accommodation, water purification and a grenade launcher among completed Armscor...

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Armscor, according to its latest annual report, successfully completed six projects and sub-projects, notwithstanding “severe delays in deliveries” as well as contract execution “disruptions”...

SAAF still not meeting flying hour targets

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The number of hours SA Air Force (SAAF) platforms spent aloft during the 2020/21 financial year was just over 13 700 – 80% of...

Lockdown regulations cut SANDF museums visitor numbers

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With Heritage Month ending the three known SA National Defence Force (SANDF) museums have, in common with other repositories of history, been hamstrung by...

Temporary home for Oryx 1234 at AFB Swartkop

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The helicopter population of the oldest base in the SA Air Force (SAAF) – Swartkop in Centurion – has grown by one but the...

AFB Durban going nowhere

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The lone SA Air Force (SAAF) squadron in KwaZulu-Natal will remain the only aviation occupant of what was Durban International Airport for the foreseeable...

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...

Speech: Buthelezi at the memorial of Des Barker and Rama Iyer,...

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The families of Major General Barker and Colonel Iyer, Chief of Staff South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Lieutenant General Yam, members of the...

SAAF looks back on de Bod’s Boputhatswana and SA Air Force...

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As part of remembering its heritage, the South African Air Force has shone a spotlight on the contributions of retired Brigadier General Ettienne de...

SAAF helicopters to the rescue

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Rotary-winged aircraft from SA Air Force (SAAF) squadrons in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal were major components of recent rescue operations. AFB Swartkop-based 17 Squadron dispatched one...

State of the SA Air Force address – Acting Chief of...

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Members of the Air Force Command Council, retired and serving Generals, Officers Commanding bases and units, Senior and Junior Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers,...

SAAF helicopter squadrons top the Sword of Peace recipient list

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Recent recipients of the SA Air Force’s (SAAF) highest operational honour – the Sword of Peace – are largely confined to the force’s helicopter...

SAAF in Northern Cape for Army exercise

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The airborne arm of the national defence force – the SA Air Force (SAAF) – is an active component of the Ukuthula force preparation...

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