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SAAF assists in rescuing patient off the Queen Mary 2

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An Oryx medium transport helicopter from the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) 15 Squadron was instrumental in medically evacuating a patient from the passenger...

SAAF Museum airshow is a coronavirus casualty

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This year’s SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum airshow is a major casualty – defence-wise – of the coronavirus pandemic. The airshow was set down for...

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...

Crash-landed SAAF C-130 remains on edge of Goma runway

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The C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft of the South African Air Force (SAAF) that crash-landed at Goma airport in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...

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...

Oryx rescues two from sea in Western Cape

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An Oryx helicopter from AFB Ysterplaat-based 22 Squadron was part of a multi-agency search and rescue operation in Western Cape. The medium transport helicopter crewed...

Gate guards are part of military aviation history and tradition

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The deployment of gate guards in the form of aircraft no longer in service is a time-honoured tradition in air forces around the world...

SAAF Heli Systems is worthy Sword of Peace recipient

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This year’s recipient of the Sword of Peace, the highest operational award in the SA Air Force (SAAF), is the Directorate: Helicopter Systems. No...

Chief of SAAF, Lieutenant General Msimang, at Prestige Parade Day 2020

On 31 January 2020, the South African Air Force (SAAF) held their annual Prestige Day Parade. The SAAF held a Wing Review Parade along...

SAAF Prestige Parade 2020

On 31 January 2020, the South African Air Force (SAAF) held their annual Prestige Day Parade. The SAAF held a Wing Review Parade along...

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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...