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21 new pilots at SAAF wings parade

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The South African Air Force has 21 new pilots in its ranks, after they were awarded their wings at a parade at Air Force...

Air Force Base Overberg honours fallen SAAF members

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On Friday 20 May, Air Force Base Overberg held a memorial service to honour members of the South African Air Force (SAAF) who passed...

SA Air Force holds Memorial after two-year break

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has held its first memorial service in three years as a result of the relaxed Covid-19 regulations, remembering...

Upgrading the SAAF’s ageing C-130BZ Hercules fleet would cost R1.6 billion

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The Department of Defence (DoD) is exploring upgrading the SA Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules fleet at a cost of R1.6 billion. According to a...

Armscor trying to circumvent challenges at Denel

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Armscor is getting creative in dealing with the crisis at Denel by paying Denel’s suppliers directly, amongst other measures, as Denel battles to deliver...

Still no A-Darter missiles for the SAAF

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Denel Dynamics has been unable to deliver any production A-Darter air-to-air missiles to the South African Air Force (SAAF), forcing Armscor to contemplate contracting...

Armscor evaluating bids for most SAAF aircraft maintenance contracts

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Many of the maintenance contracts for South African Air Force (SAAF) aircraft have either expired or are about to, and Armscor is currently evaluating...

Gripen support contract unaffordable

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The latest support contract for the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) Gripen fighters that was offered by Saab is beyond the budget of the...

Denel’s troubles delaying maintenance of SAAF aircraft

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The liquidity crisis within Denel is hampering the maintenance of South African Air Force (SAAF) aircraft, including the Rooivalk and Oryx helicopters and C-130...

Less than a quarter of SAAF aircraft serviceable

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Less than a quarter of the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) fleet of aircraft is serviceable as budget cuts, COVID-19 disruptions and problems at...

Hawks over Cape Town City Hall for SONA

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Not two but three South African Air Force (SAAF) Hawks took part in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the National Address (SONA) in Cape...

Insourcing and revenue generation part of SAAF’s new vision

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Being less dependent on National Treasury for funding and becoming more independent and innovative are key elements of the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s)...

SANDF investigating cause of fire at Air Force Base Waterkloof

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has launched an investigation into the cause of a fire at Air Force Base (AFB) Waterkloof on...

SAAF Gripens grounded

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The South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) Gripen fleet is temporarily grounded, with no aircraft serviceable, due to a lack of funding and maintenance and...

SAAF assists in rescue of ill patient at sea

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An Oryx from the South African Air Force (SAAF) assisted the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) and Netcare 911 to airlift a critically ill...

SAAF Chief on goodwill visit to India

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Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF), Lieutenant General Wiseman Mbambo, recently completed a goodwill visit to India, meeting with the heads of...

CAF reflects on successes and challenges during long service medal parade

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The Chief of the SA Air Force (SAAF), Lieutenant General Wiseman Mbambo, has lauded the SAAF for its contribution to peace and security but...

SAAF assists with firefighting in the Northern Cape

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has helped fight fires in the Northern Cape in collaboration with the South African Police Service (SAPS), Agri...

Reduced availability of aircraft negatively affecting SAAF flying hours

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Constrained funding is affecting the ability of the South African Air Force (SAAF) to provide enough serviceable aircraft, which is negatively affecting flying hours. This...

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