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Silver Falcons take a pause

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The South African Air Force’s Silver Falcons aerobatic display team is taking a break from all air shows and events primarily due to the...

Two more Gripen pilots for the SAAF

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is getting two more pilots for its Gripen fighters, including the first South African-born Indian Gripen pilot. On 4...

SAAF Oryx rescues another seafarer off KZN coast

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) Oryx helicopter from Durban’s 15 Squadron has medically evacuated a sick passenger off a ship along the Durban...

SAAF C-130 Hercules suffers collapsed nosewheel

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One of the South African Air Force’s C-130 Hercules transport aircraft has suffered from a nosewheel collapse, but damage appears to be limited. The incident...

SA Air Force and Navy support COVID-19 lockdown efforts

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) and the SA Navy (SAN) are playing a vital role in assisting the efforts to combat and contain...

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...

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...

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...

Speech: Msimang at SAAF Prestige Day

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Air Force Prestige Day Parade Address by the Chief of the SA Air Force, Lieutenant General Fabian Z Msimang at Air Force Base Swartkop...

SAAF centenary: When the past collides with the present

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is generally accepted as having been formed on 1 February 1920. This makes it the second oldest Commonwealth...

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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...