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Shortfall of more than R7 billion for SAAF air defence programme

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) has a shortfall in excess of R7 billion to provide "prepared and supported air defence capabilities for...

No maintenance contracts for several SAAF aircraft types

Opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party shadow defence and military veterans minister, Kobus Marais, received unexpected extra insight into the number of serviceable...

First black Gripen pilot leaves the SAAF

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There has not – and probably won't be – an official announcement but the first black man to qualify as a pilot...

SAAF flew less than allocated flight hours in 2016/17

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) left nearly 20% of its allocated flying hours unused for the 2016/16 financial year. The latest annual report...

21 Squadron VVIP transport budget “blown” by millions

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Another Parliamentary question put to Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has shown the SA Air Force (SAAF) "blew its budget" for VVIP and VIP...

Silver Falcons 50th anniversary getting ever closer

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Silver Falcon number one, Commandant (Colonel) Chris Prins, is no longer alive and sadly, cannot be part of the SA Air Force...

SAAF improving its maintenance capability

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SA Air Force (SAAF) Chief, Lieutenant General "Zakes" Msimang is confident the VVIP transport squadron will have a better aircraft availability rate...

SAAF flying hours unveiled in Parliament

The Presidential Boeing BBJ Inkwazi logged just under 200 flying hours in the 2016/17 financial year, a reply to a Parliamentary question...

More SAAF VIP flight headaches

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The South African Air Force has reportedly used up its VIP flight budget for the current financial year but has to find...

Is a replacement for 21 Squadron’s Falcon 900B on the way?

The acquisition of a new presidential jet seems to have fallen off the radar but there is a new and, at this...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...