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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...

Gallery: Swartkop flying day 1 February 2020

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum at AFB Swartkop held its monthly flying training day on 1 February and as this date was...

SAAF to be out in force for Prestige Day

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is pulling out all the stops for Prestige Day on Friday, with well over a dozen aircraft set...

SAAF Oryx used to rescue man who fell off KZN cliff

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) Oryx medium transport helicopter was used to rescue an injured man who fell down a 100 metre cliff...

SAAF helps NSRI evacuate injured ship’s crew

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has used two of its helicopters to assist the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) to medically evacuate five...

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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...