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SA defence industry to showcase latest advances at Aerospace Simulation and...

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As the Fourth Industrial Revolution transforms simulation and training technologies, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is joining forces next week with the...

AMISOM receives IED training

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The evolving threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as a weapon of choice for terrorists saw AMISOM, soon to become ATMIS (AU Transition Mission...

Modise maintains Cuban military training adds value for SANDF

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According to Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise, Cuba is “the only country that opened its training opportunities in bigger numbers to the...

Cuban training for SA military medics, pilots with officers on strategic...

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That training in a number of military and other disciplines available in Cuba is highly rated by those in overall command of national defence...

MONUSCO blue helmets train FARDC soldiers

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Part of the mandate the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has is assisting local security forces in stepping up...

AMISOM legal and security training

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AMISOM, the AU mission in Somalia, wrapped up a two-day training on International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and Gender for AMISOM, Somalia National Army...

Military training not affected by coronavirus – deputy defence minister

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Military training programmes in the national defence force are not affected by the coronavirus pandemic and continue “as usual,” according to Deputy Defence and...

South African Airways to offer training for up to 1 000...

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South African Airways (SAA) will provide a year’s training for up to 1 000 employees, revisions to its restructuring plan show, in a concession...

15 Squadron integral part of rescue technician training

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The only SA Air Force (SAAF) helicopter squadron on the east coast – 15 in Durban – recently provided airborne platforms for...

EU training for Libyan coastguard

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A further module has been added to the training provided by EU NavFor Med's Operation Sophia for the Libyan coastguard. The training package,...

Boeing wins contract for new USAF training jet

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Boeing was selected to build the US Air Force's next training jet in a contract worth up to $9.2 billion over the...

SANDF members acquire specialist skills in Cuba

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The latest fruits of the Cuba/South Africa military bilateral co-operation agreement come in the form of 33 SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Seagoing pilot seafarer training underway aboard SA Agulhas

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Fresh from recent dry-docking in East London, the newly refurbished SA Agulhas sailed out of Port Elizabeth harbour this week on a...

Belarus to train Zimbabwean counter-terrorism police unit

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The governments of Zimbabwe and Belarus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Belarussian police force for training and equipping...

Somalia stops UAE military training programme

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Somalia disbanded a United Arab Emirates programme to train troops in a fresh sign that a dispute in the Gulf involving Qatar...

UAE to train Somali security forces

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will train Somaliland security forces as part of a deal to establish a military base in the...

EU to step up Libyan coastguard training

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The European Union wants to rapidly expand training of the Libyan coastguard to stem migrant flows to Italy and reduce deaths at...

Algerian Navy takes delivery of training vessel

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The Algerian Navy has received the El Mellah vessel from Poland, which will be used to train naval personnel. The vessel arrived in...

Nigerian army to train in Niger Delta

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The Nigerian army will carry out training exercises in the restive southern Niger Delta, where attacks on oil installations last year cut...

It’s time SANDF management acts on personnel spending

While the dictum of 40:30:30 spending regarding personnel, operating costs and capital renewal is not cast in stone, the SA National Defence...

Laptops will boost capacity of SADC regional peacekeeping training centre

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Capacity and capability toward improving preparedness for the Southern African Development Community's (SADC) regional peacekeeping training centre (RPTC) in Botswana has been...

US to continue training regional troops to prevent LRA regrouping

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The United States said it would maintain training for east and central African regional forces to prevent warlord Joseph Kony's rebels from...

5 SAI readying for FIB deployment with jungle training

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5 SA Infantry Battalion is currently honing its jungle warfare skills ahead of deploying to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as...

Philippine nurses forced to give medical training in Libya

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A Philippine nurse held by Islamic State in Sirte said on Monday she and her colleagues had been forced to treat militants...

New request from Libya to NATO for military training

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NATO said on Thursday it received a new and detailed request from Libya's UN-backed government to train and develop its military, depleted...

UN-recognised Libyan government to send pilots for training in Turkey

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The United Nations-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) says it will soon send the first group of Libyan helicopter and unmanned...

Training Libya coastguard can help cut migrant deaths

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Training Libya's coastguard to stop people smugglers and rescue boat migrants could help save lives and avoid incidents in which Libyan officials...

British soldiers training Nigerian forces

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Soldiers from A (Norfolk) Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, are on a four month deployment in Africa. The presence of ...

France to invest $47 million in Sahel counter-terror training

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France plans to invest 42 million euros ($47 million) to help countries of Africa's Sahel region prepare to face jihadist attacks similar...

Parachute training simulator is a big jump for airborne forces

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The SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) just about to be taken into service parachute training simulation system at 44 Parachute Regiment in...

Fisheries officials training will benefit Operation Phakisa

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Law enforcement and peace officer (LEPO) training for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) fisheries management branch is underway thanks...

Simulations enhance military training

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Consider the typical tank used in combat. Tanks are a key component of modern ground warfare, but their use comes at a...

Simulation training for 4 SAI

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As part of preparation for continental peace support deployments, SA Army infantry units undergo specialist jungle training at a thickly forested location...

Nigerian Air Force to train pilots in South Africa

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Ten Nigerian Air Force officers are to be sent to South Africa on a one-year training course for pilots, the Nigerian Air...

Shorter more intense training for police recruits

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has shortened its Basic Training Learning Programme (BTLP) from 24 months to an intensive eight months. The...

Air Force jet pilots going to Russia for further training

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The financially strapped SA Air Force (SAAF) is further extending its foreign training commitments with Russia being the latest addition. A report has...

Libyan Air Force technicians graduate after studies in Jordan

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Thirty-four Libyan Air Force (LAF) aircraft engineers and technicians have graduated and returned to service after completing a 26 month-long basic training...

Exclusive: Cuba now teaching flying and air traffic control to SA...

Cuban/South African military co-operation has ratcheted up another notch since the start of this month with 24 SA Air Force (SAAF) members...

Simulation boosts SA Army training capacity

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The use of simulation as a cost-effective training aid in the landward arm of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is moving...

US to train Liberian armed forces to help tackle Ebola crisis

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The United States said it would train Liberia's security forces to assist in isolation operations to tackle the Ebola epidemic ravaging the...

Senegalese commandos, US marines train together

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The open water was rough, but so were the commandos. The boats were rigid, but so was their desire to complete the...

USARAF trains 4 000 plus African troops

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With support from regionally aligned forces from the Second Brigade of the First Infantry Division bases in Fort Riley, Kansas, US Army...

SADC Zimbabwe peacekeeping training centre boosted by German aid

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Ongoing and generous assistance from Germany, via its Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), will see cost savings for soldiers and officers attending...

Insight: Libya’s training honeypot

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Since the fall of the Gaddafi regime and the foreign military intervention in the country, the need to rebuild security through a...

U.S. military working on plan to train thousands of Libyans

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The U.S. military is working on plans to train 5,000 to 7,000 members of the Libyan security forces and also special operations...

Exercise Seboka 2013 underway at Lohathla

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Exercise Seboka, the annual single largest force preparation effort by the South African military machine, is underway at the SA Army Combat...

NATO counter-piracy flagship hosts seaborne training

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NATO's counter-piracy Operation Ocean Shield flagship HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen has hosted seaborne training for students of the East African Standby Force (EASF)...

Training for SADC peacekeeping trainers underway in Harare

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Three "train the trainers" courses at the Southern African Development Community's (SADC) regional peacekeeping training centre (RPTC) are underway, forming part of...

Exercise African Winds aims to better Nigerian maritime protection capability

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Starting on Thursday, the Nigerian Navy will be hosting the combined Exercise African Winds, a programme of the Africa Partnership Station (APS)...

SANDF lacks overall simulation policy

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While there are ardent adherents of simulation in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) they are currently hamstrung by the lack of...