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SAAF has conducted 814 VIP flights since 2009

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Since 2009 the South African Air Force (SAAF) has conducted 814 VIP flights, including 606 flights by aircraft from 21 Squadron and...

ATE South Africa awarded Hawk Design Authority

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BAE Systems (UK) has officially transferred Hawk Mission System Design Authority to ATE South Africa, allowing ATE to sign off any future...

Lockheed offers high local content Super Hercules to SAAF

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Lockheed Martin is offering its C-130XJ ‘Expandable' Super Hercules with maximum local content to the South African Air Force (SAAF) to meet...

Indian Air Force buys 75 PC-7 Mk II trainers

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The Indian Air Force has entered into a contract with Pilatus for 75 new PC-7 Mk II turboprop trainers, worth more than...

Rooivalk upgrades almost complete; final deliveries pending

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Denel Aviation will shortly delivery the last five Rooivalk attack helicopters to the South African Air Force (SAAF), allowing the upgraded aircraft...

SAAF reveals cause of A109 crashes

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The three A109 Light Utility Helicopter crashes were caused by mechanical failure and pilot error, but all technical problems have been resolved,...

Gagiano thanks Air Force for ‘another year of service to the...

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is still a front-runner in spite of serious capability shortcomings, its head Lieutenant General Carlo Gagiano...

Interjet awarded R60m Caravan contract

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The South African Air Force is paying Interjet Maintenance (Pty) Ltd R60 million for the provision of product support services for the...

Agusta awarded more A109 work

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Support and other post-acquisition capital costs for the South African Air Force's 29 AgustaWestland A109M light utility helicopters acquired for R2.451 billion...

SA could benefit from weapons integration skills

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South Africa's defence industry could benefit from the honing and re-establishment of the capabilities required for defence aircraft weapons integration, the Council for Scientific...

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SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

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With an official youth unemployment rate of 46% for the first quarter of 2021, it’s not surprising two published pieces about military recruitment on...
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