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ISS: South Africa’s military drills with Russia and China raise eyebrows

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This week’s unprecedented joint trilateral sea exercise of the South African, Russian and Chinese navies has raised some eyebrows in Western embassies in Pretoria...

Russian Tu-160s depart South Africa

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The two Russian Air Force Tu-160 ‘Blackjack’ bombers that arrived in South Africa on Wednesday last week have departed for Russia after an official...

Russia keen to manufacture military hardware with South Africa

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Russia has expressed interest in jointly producing military equipment with South Africa, as South Africa is the leading defence hardware manufacturer on the continent. This...

Russian Tu-160 bombers arrive in South Africa

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Two Russian Aerospace Forces Tupolev Tu-160 ‘Blackjack’ bombers touched down at Air Force Base Waterkloof on Wednesday in a groundbreaking visit to South Africa. The...

Tu-160 visit to South Africa delayed

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A visit by two Russian Air Force Tu-160 bombers has been postponed by more than 24 hours due to technical problems, with the aircraft...

Antonov and Tupolev coming to AAD

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The main attractions – aircraft-wise – at this year's Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition are going to be Russian. The exhibition organisers...

Russia to modernise Blackjack, Backfire bombers

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The Russian Air Force is modernising ten Tu-160 Blackjack and 30 Tu-22M strategic bombers, which will enter service by 2020. Russia is...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...