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The SAAF turns 90

The world's second oldest air force, that of South Africa, is 90 this Tuesday. The flying service today celebrates the event with...

A400M bailout talks adjourn with no decision

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Airbus and European nations ended another session of talks on the troubled A400M transport with no decision on whether to bail out...

Fact file: Chiefs of the SA Air Force

The head of the South African Air Force is called the Chief of the Air Force. Below follows a list of all...

Last batch of 2010 recruits off for training

The last group of recruits for the 2010 Military Skills Development System (MSDS) left Johannesburg yesterday to commence with basic military training...

Airbus pressures Germany over A400M deadlock

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Airbus has set itself on a potential collision course with Germany by signalling it might ditch a delayed 20 billion euro military...

Acquisition of new ab-initio trainer cancelled

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has cancelled its plan to purchase a new side-by-side seat ab-initio training aircraft. Until mid-2009, all initial...

Fact file: Denel M1 Oryx

The Denel M1 Oryx is the standard – and only – medium utility helicopter of the South African Air Force.  

Security forces ready to safeguard World Cup

South Africa is ready to host Friday's FIFA Soccer World Cup final draw, the police say; while the SA Air Force has...

SAAF to refurbish Falcon 900, R70m budgeted

The South African Air Force is to refurbish its sole Dassault Falcon 900 VIP (Very Important Person) transport assigned to 21 Squadron...

SAAF pilot numbers remain in doldrums

The South African Air Force's pilot, air traffic controller and technical crew numbers remain in the doldrums despite efforts from the flying...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...