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SAAF Hostile Fire Indicator successfully demonstrated

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A successful demonstration of the Armscor-sourced hostile fire indicator (HOSFIN) capability is rated as one of the 2018/19 financial year’s highlights by the State-owned...

No new SAAF aircraft acquisition until budget changes

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New aircraft will only be acquired for the South African Air Force (SAAF) when budget allocations from National Treasury change. That is the gist...

Russian Tu-160 bombers arrive in South Africa

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Two Russian Aerospace Forces Tupolev Tu-160 ‘Blackjack’ bombers touched down at Air Force Base Waterkloof on Wednesday in a groundbreaking visit to South Africa. The...

Tu-160 visit to South Africa delayed

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A visit by two Russian Air Force Tu-160 bombers has been postponed by more than 24 hours due to technical problems, with the aircraft...

CSIR proposes study into robotic wingman for SAAF

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A robotic wingman, a type of unmanned aerial vehicle, could be well suited to South African Air Force (SAAF) requirements, says a senior a...

SAAF donates computers to Mamelodi school

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The South African Air Force (SAAF), led by Chief Lieutenant General Zimpande Msimang, has donated computers to a school in Mamelodi East outside Pretoria. The...

A-Darter type certification marks development completion

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A type certificate has been issued for the Denel Dynamics A-Darter fifth generation air-to-air missile, with qualification and certification concluding development of the weapon,...

No SAAF air capability demo this year

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Officers on this year’s Security and Defence Studies Programme (SDSP) will not see the SA Air Force (SAAF) in action at what has been...

SAAF Museum Air Show calendar 2019

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Parliament hears of parlous state of the Air Force

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is in dire straits and operating in survival mode. With less than 49% of the required budget funded,...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...