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SAAF helicopter squadrons top the Sword of Peace recipient list

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

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

AAD postponement means no SAAF centenary airshow

South Africa will not be treated to an exhibition of SA Air Force (SAAF) capabilities and platforms this year as a highlight of its...

SAAF Mozambique rescue mission remembered

In the year the SA Air Force (SAAF) marks its centenary, commemorative events have by and large been canned due to the impact of...

UN offers one symbolic dollar for Rooivalk expertise

The days of the South African composite helicopter unit (CHU) as a major contributor to MONUSCO’s Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic...

Oryx proving its worth in Mozambique

The rotary-winged workhorse of the SA Air Force (SAAF) – the Oryx medium transport - is again proving its worth in flood-ravaged Mozambique. Since the...

Air Force personnel nabbed for fraud

What appears to have been a fairly lucrative, but illegal, pipeline tapping into the SA Air Force’s (SAAF’s) leave and subsistence and travel (S&T)...

No rush to move AFB Durban as dig-out port delayed

Portnet delaying plans for a dig-out port on what was previously a major international airport and currently still home to a single SA Air...

SAAF pilot numbers boosted by 17

The SA Air Force (SAAF) has 17 newly minted pilots in its ranks, along with 10 new navigators and flight engineers. They were presented with...

Inkwazi flying again

President Cyril Ramaphosa had to wait 10 months before he could make use of the South African Air Force's presidential aircraft for...


Armscor in-house expertise can generate revenue

Sweating Armscor assets, mainly property, was at one stage trumpeted as the way to eventually ensuring financial independence for the State-owned defence and security...