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VF370 3U OpenVPX Single Board Computer module proving itself in military...

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Pretoria-based electronics company, Etion Create, a subsidiary of Reunert Applied Electronics, has now matured its VF370 3U OpenVPX Single Board Computer (SBC) module to...

Embraer confident the C-390 Millennium is the best airlift solution for...

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Embraer demonstrated its C-390 Millenium airlifter to the South African Air Force (SAAF) in November last year, and continues to market the aircraft to...

Are the SANDF’s operational logistics fit for purpose?

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With the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) operating in both the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Mozambique, the issue of expeditionary...

Manthatisi and Vuk’uhlome BOIs still “in process”

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Military boards of inquiry (BOIs) into causes of deaths during two incidents last year are now in the hands of service commanders and military...

An array of protective solutions

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Durban-based company Imperial Armour displayed an array of its well-known protection products at Securex 2024 last week, from the Armadillo anti-riot suit to an...

Engineer School stands accused of ill-treating SANDF “biological assets”

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In the last year of her tenure as President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Thandi Modise received no less than five...

Name and shame consumers who hire unregistered security companies

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Consumers, who use unregistered security companies, must be named and shamed. This is a call from Security Association of South Africa (SASA) national administrator, Tony...

Call for Papers: AAD 2024 Conference seeks leading-edge defence presentations

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defenceWeb is pleased to announce the organisation of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2024 Conference, taking place from 18 to 20 September 2024....

SANDF expeditionary logistics and lessons from Russia

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Whilst at first glance the logistics on display in the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war compared to the expeditionary logistics required in typical Southern Africa operations...

AMD five-committee plan to boost SA defence industry

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In what is termed “an exciting development” the SA Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) sets out the way forward for five committees...

GSV expands operations to meet growing demand for armoured vehicles

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In response to the escalating demand for armoured vehicles in South Africa, Global Specialised Vehicles (GSV) has relocated to a larger and more advanced...

Parliamentary defence oversight in SA – Looking back on the 6th...

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Parliamentary oversight is an important practice in democracies as it prevents dominance by the executive branch of government and ensures accountability. Oversight of the...

SAAF officer ranks grow by 28

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Being honoured with two trophies at the recent SA Air Force (SAAF) new officer commissioning parade was “a shock” according to newly minted candidate...

Malawians learn motorcycle handling at SA Military Police School

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South African military police seeking proficiency in handling an essential tool of their work – the motorcycle – were joined by colleagues from Malawi...

Ramaphosa inauguration looks to be a day to remember for aircraft...

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When Cyril Ramaphosa is inaugurated as President of South Africa for his second term of office tomorrow (Wednesday, 19 June) it will happen at...

Father of SA Special Forces dies

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Retired SA Army colonel Jan Breytenbach, the founding father of Special Forces in the South African military, died in the George Mediclinic on Sunday...

Detecting fire to immediately douse the flames

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Pretoria-based ExploSpot Systems offers an exceptional and innovative solution to detect and suppress a fire in a vehicle or other confined spaces. Its autonomous...

India’s Chief of Air Staff visits South Africa

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India’s Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, Chief of the Air Staff, recently visited South Africa where he engaged with his local counterpart in...

Nigerian military heritage delegation fact finding visit to two SA military...

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Current expertise allied to experience gained, in one instance over more than 50 years, by South African military museums attracted the attention of the...

When is SAS Drakensberg going to Cuba and South America?

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SA Navy (SAN) Chief Vice Admiral Monde Lobese has set ambitious targets for the maritime component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), and...

ECM Technologies sheds light on the night vision gear trend in...

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As criminals take advantage of the cover of darkness, especially during load shedding, more South African security guards want to “see before being seen.” Eric...

Junior Border Guards drive successes at ports of entry

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The employment of Junior Border Guards at South Africa’s ports of entry is already yielding results and bolstering national security, while providing employment opportunities...

6 SAI Op Vikela deployment done and dusted

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The specialist airborne assault infantry battalion of the SA Army is back in South Africa following deployment to Mozambique as part of the now...

ProtectionWeb makes debut appearance at Securex 2024

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ProtectionWeb, a premier news website for the security industry, is thrilled to announce its inaugural public appearance at Securex 2024 at the Gallagher Convention...

Copper catastrophe: scrap dealers strip SA to fuel stolen red metal...

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South Africa is suffering an unmitigated “copper catastrophe” – fuelled by infrastructure theft, sky-high copper prices and many scrap dealers exporting the red metal...

SANDF to remain in austere mode until funding flow improves

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After three ministers of defence and military veterans, the 2012 South African Defence review, renamed in 2015 and approved by the National Assembly (NA),...

Army Technical Service Corps boosted by 47 qualified artisans

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The largest SA National Defence Force (SANDF) service – the SA Army – can now call on the skills of an extra 47 qualified...

SVI reveals new rapid-response hot hatch

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The scourge of cash-in-transit and other violent criminal attacks have prompted SVI Engineering to develop an armoured rapid-response vehicle for South Africa. This innovative solution,...

Modise receives remains of latest soldier killed in the DRC

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise on Monday officially received the mortal remains of a specialist military medic who lost his life during...

SANDF “crucial” to disaster management nationally and regionally

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That the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is committed to doing whatever its resources allow when disaster strikes was underlined last month by way...

Shackleton engine start-up an International Museum Day highlight at AFB Ysterplaat

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum at Air Force Base (AFB) Ysterplaat in Cape Town was an active participant in last month’s International Museum...

Organisers determined to host a bigger and better AAD

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The organisers of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition are determined to bounce back from the post-Covid-19 slump and make AAD 2024 the...

More armoured vehicles on SA roads

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The rise in kidnap-for-ransom cases has led to an increase in the number of armoured vehicles on South African roads. At any given time,...

High-tech helps Madikwe keep poachers in check

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Further proof high-tech is the way forward to combatting rhino poaching comes from Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West province. The reserve is,...

Improved security coming for SAAF Memorial

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) is “investigating security options” for the Bays Hill memorial it has joint ownership of with the SAAF Association (SAAFA). The...

Harnessing artificial intelligence for enhanced maritime domain awareness

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Cape Town recently hosted the Ocean Economy Conference, where Cobus Valentine (Chief Commercial Officer of Global Command and Control Technologies – GC2T) delivered an...

Submarine Museum relocation moves forward with major boost from mayoral donation

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The Mayor of Cape Town has made a significant contribution of R750 000 to the Naval Heritage Trust (NHT) to support the relocation of...

AMD and SAAMDEC AGMs postponed due to post-election negotiations

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The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD), together with its Export Council (SAAMDEC), are postponing their annual general meetings while the...

Modise and Cele not returning to JCPS cluster

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With a GNU (Government of National Unity) on the horizon for democratic South Africa’s seventh administration, new faces are expected among public arena representatives,...

Milkor announced as Diamond Sponsor for AAD 2024 Conference

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Milkor, a leading name when it comes to defence solutions, is proud to announce it has secured the Diamond Sponsor position for the inaugural...

Lobese reaches out to Chinese Navy

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China, in the form of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), last month became the latest country to be ticked off by SA Navy...

7 Med Brigade ops medic named as latest SANDF fatality in...

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The Department of Defence (DoD) by way of its head of communication yesterday (Thursday, 6 June) told South Africa the country lost a specialist...

Cash-in-transit heists akin to terrorism, says Fidelity CEO

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The cash-in-transit (CIT) industry is fighting a silent war akin to terrorism, Fidelity Services Group chief executive officer Wahl Bartmann said on Thursday. Bartmann told...

SANDF deployment ensured safe and secure elections

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With South Africa’s national and provincial elections for a seventh democratic administration over and declared free and fair, the military component of NatJOINTS (National...

Mapisa-Nqakula to face corruption charges alone

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Former National Assembly (NA) Speaker and one-time minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, heard she will face charges of corruption by herself...

Seven years on Kruger rhino poachers convicted

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Further proof “the wheels of justice grind slow but grind fine”* comes from South Africa’s Kruger National Park where three suspects, apprehended on poaching...

Pierce Manufacturing Advances Industry Standards with the Mavtech Group’s Tyre Pressure...

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A leader in fire emergency response vehicle innovation, Pierce Manufacturing is renowned for their industry-leading designs, technologies, and cutting-edge systems. Understanding the critical role...

ANC and DA coalition: An effective force against crime? Compatibility test...

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The African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) share a common goal of improving policing, but have different approaches. The ANC prioritises community...

Soldiers confiscate R6 million plus worth of contraband from Zimbabwean smugglers

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Zimbabweans seemingly rule the roost when it comes to moving illegal goods, be it drugs or contraband, into South Africa. Evidence of this comes from...

High Court orders redacted Battle of Bangui BOI records released

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A legal attempt to access SA National Defence Force (SANDF) records of the March 2013 Battle of Bangui by South African author and journalist...