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Armscor issues 6×6 Land Cruiser tender for Special Forces

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Armscor has issued a tender for the development of modified 6x6 Land Cruiser vehicles for the South African Special Forces to enhance their firepower...

Recruiting underway for SA Special Forces operators and Navy divers

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It is widely accepted that soldiering, in the broadest sense of the word, is not an easy profession and there are certain musterings taking...

SANDF Chief denies allegations of a secret rogue unit but questions...

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Following media allegations of a secret SANDF “death squad” allegedly involved in kidnapping, torture and murder, the Chief of the SANDF, General Rudzani Maphwanya,...

Mystery surrounds SA Special Forces role in terrorism suspect kidnapping

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Court documents in a missing persons case have pointed to South Africa Special Forces involvement, with the plot thickening after the murder of a...

SA Special Forces celebrate 50th anniversary

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The SA Special Forces Brigade recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, capping a long and illustrious history filled with extraordinarily tough training, almost impossible operations...

Department of Defence selling derelict ex-Special Forces vessels

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The Department of Defence (DoD) is selling off four unserviceable ex-Special Forces workboats that were used at Langebaan. According to the tender documents published in...

US Army Special Forces conclude training with Nigeria Navy Special Boat...

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An officer of the Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service (left) during the five-week Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) alongside a team of US Army...

Special Forces recruitment drive kicks off this month

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The South African Special Forces will be recruiting new members this month, with a recruitment drive covering most of the country. Only Regular and Reserve...

Special Forces recruitment happening this month

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While no-one is saying South Africa’s Special Forces aren’t tough, the choice of October as recruitment month for the exclusive troops of the SA...

SA Special Forces workboat delivered

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Veecraft Marine has delivered a 20 metre workboat, Inkanyamba, to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), whose Special Forces will use it for...

Special Forces boats, R200 million order book keep Veecraft busy

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Paramount subsidiary Veecraft Marine has an order book of more than R200 million, and has delivered over 60 vessels in various classes since inception...

Suspected Islamic State militants killed in Tunisia

Tunisian Special Forces killed three suspected Islamic State militants after clashes in mountains near the Algerian border, a security official told Reuters. Days earlier, Islamic...

SANDF getting new workboat

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Veecraft Marine will supply a 20 metre workboat to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), which will use it for personnel...

Series of failures led to fatal Niger ambush

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A series of individual and organisational failures, including lack of training and situational awareness, contributed to a deadly ambush in Niger last...

Mali militia claims to have US Special Forces vehicle

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A Malian militia said it had a sport utility vehicle abandoned by US Special Forces in neighbouring Niger during a deadly ambush...

Fourth US soldier killed in Niger ambush

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The US military said a fourth soldier was killed during an attack last Wednesday in Niger, raising the death toll from an...

Elite force commander arrested in Libya

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Security forces in eastern Libya said they arrested the commander of an elite forces unit wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

Veecraft launches two workboats for SA Special Forces

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Cape Town-based Veecraft Marine, part of the Paramount Group, has launched two workboats for the South African Special Forces to support their activities...

Ivory Coast Special Forces mutiny

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Special Forces in the Ivory Coast army mutinied in the coastal town of Adiake on Tuesday, firing weapons into the air, a...

SA Special Forces seeking SIG Sauer pistols, quad bikes

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State defence and security contracting agency Armscor is seeking quad bikes and SIG Sauer P226 pistols for the South Africa Special Forces. The...

SAAF and Special Forces fly the environmental flag for the SANDF

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The SA Air Force was the big winner in this year's Department of Defence (DoD) environment awards. The airborne arm of service of...

Chute Systems continues Namibian military training

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South Africa's Chute Systems continues to train Namibia's special forces and paratroopers, and has established a Military Parachute School in the country. Namibia...

New parachute system for SANDF airborne forces

Final training and acceptance of a new high altitude parachute system (HAPS) for the airborne elements of the SA Army and SA...

Libyan government summon ambassador over French presence

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Libya's UN-backed government said on Tuesday it had summoned France's ambassador to protest the presence of French Special Forces in eastern Libya. The...

Libya’s UN-backed government condemns France for not co-ordinating military presence

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Libya's UN-backed unity government said France had not co-ordinated with it over the presence of French troops in Libya and it would...

U.S. troops stationed at Libya outposts – Washington Post

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U.S. special operations troops have been stationed at two outposts in Libya since late last year to try to enlist local support...

South Africa not sending soldiers – or Special Forces – to...

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No South African military assistance, including Special Forces, will be sent to Nigeria to assist in fighting Boko Haram. This assurance comes from...

SA Special Forces evaluating Guardrunner watercraft

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South Africa's Special Forces have acquired a Guardrunner watercraft for evaluation purposes and may purchase at least half a dozen as part...

African, European special operations forces plan future cooperation

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More than 230 Special Operations Forces, or SOF, and interagency partners from across Africa and Europe met over the last two weeks...

US weighs Special Forces in Syria, helicopters in Iraq

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The United States is considering sending a small number of special operations forces to Syria and attack helicopters to Iraq as it...

One soldier killed, eight others injured in SADC Special Forces auto...

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One Zimbabwean soldier was killed while eight other soldier and five civilians were seriously injured when a Toyota Land Cruiser carrying members...

SANDF to take part in special forces exercise in Angola

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) special forces personnel will conduct a multinational force preparation exercise...

Military mental toughness symposium

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Military organisations worldwide are noting the crucial role behavioural sciences research has to play in enabling improved understanding of human factors at...

Body of possible SANDF soldier found in Namibia

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The Department of Defence has announced that a dead body has been found on the Namibian coast, and that South African and...

Cultural rituals for drowned Special Forces operators

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The families of two SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Special Forces operators who drowned off the Namibian coast will tomorrow conduct cultural...

Cultural rituals for drowned Special Forces operators

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The families of two SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Special Forces operators who drowned off the Namibian coast will tomorrow conduct cultural...

Three SADC special forces members drown during Namibian exercise

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Two South African National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel were among three special forces operators who drowned during a multinational military exercise off...

Chute Systems not just about parachutes

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Chute Systems is not just concerned with training soldiers how to jump out of aircraft, as its name may imply. Rather, this...

Navistar Defence showcasing vehicles to SANDF

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South African Special Forces, Armscor and the CSIR viewed and tested a range of Navistar military vehicles at the Gerotek Vehicle Test...

3 000 American soldiers to serve in Africa next year as...

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The United States will have 3 000 soldiers serving in Africa next year as it scales up its presence on the continent...

Chute Systems – Quality military training & tactical gear manufacturers

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Chute Systems is an independent outsourced military specialist training service provider. The company aims to offer an innovative and differentiated specialised training...

A bigger role for US Special Forces?

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As traditional military operations are cut back, the Pentagon is moving to expand the worldwide reach of the US Special Operations Command...

Mali to receive Canadian special forces to fight al Qaeda

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Special forces from the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) have been sent to train Mali's military as it counters al Qaeda militants. The...

LMT awarded Gecko work

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LMT Products, a business unit of Land Mobility Technologies, has been awarded a follow-on contract to provide product service support for the...

Demand for ‘unmatched’ US Special Ops forces will increase – admirals

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US special operations forces are unmatched by any country in the world and will become more important in the future, US Navy...

Special Forces buy Zodiac RIBs

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The Special Forces (SF) are acquiring a further, undisclosed, number of Zodiac Hurricane 753 air-deliverable rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) and associated equipment....

SAQA advertises new Special Forces qualification

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The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has given the public until April 6 to comment on what it describes as a first-in-the...

Special Forces, SA Army ready for any World Cup terror eventuality

The Special Forces, the SA Army and its sister services as well as the police are ready for any security eventuality related...

Fact file: SF: Hornet Rapid Deployment Reconnaissance Vehicle

The Hornet Rapid Deployment Reconnaissance Vehicles (RDRV) is the standard reconnaissance vehicle of the South African Special Forces. Pic: The author test driving...

Fact file: SF: ZU-23-2 Bosvark

Introduced in 1957, the ZU-23-2 is a lightweight, automatic, towed anti-aircraft gun system. The ZU (Zenitnaya Ustanovka) translates anti-aircraft system. Formerly assigned...