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UK provides drones to Seychelles for maritime surveillance

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The United Kingdom has provided Parrot ANAFI unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) to the Seychelles, which will use them for coast guard duties. The...

UK and Nigeria strengthen security and defence partnership

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The UK and Nigeria have held the first UK-Nigeria Security and Defence Partnership dialogue, with the aim tackling terrorism and building regional security. New commitments...

HMS Kent visits Kenya

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Sailors on the Royal Navy’s warship HMS Kent have trained alongside Kenyan Armed Forces during a visit to eastern Africa. The frigate had a...

Egypt buys two ex-UK support ships

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Egypt has bought two retired Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships, Fort Austin and Fort Rosalie, in the first sale of United Kingdom naval vessels to...

HMS Trent deploys to West Africa to support maritime security

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Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Trent has set sail to the waters of the Gulf of Guinea as she heads for security patrols and...

New international defence partnership has eyes on China

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Another acronym – AUKUS – joins an already lengthy list in the international defence world. AUKUS is a new security partnership linking Australia, the United...

Opinion: SA Defence Solutions Centre – An Alternative SADI Future

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There have been a few documents presented in the last few years that are aiming to address the decline of the South African defence...

Armscor to market used UK defence equipment

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Combat proven defence equipment and materiel from the United Kingdom (UK) has a new window into Africa thanks to a framework agreement entered into...

SA flag not half-masted at London High Commission for royal funeral

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In what is termed “a major sign of disrespect” the South African High Commission in London kept the national flag flying last Saturday during...

British Long Range Reconnaissance Group Completes Deterrence Operation in Mali

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British troops have returned from a successful month-long operation to conducting deep reconnaissance and deterring terrorist groups in Mali. The Long Range Recce Group (Mali)...

UK corporate report for defence in a competitive age sees major...

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UK corporate report for defence in a competitive age sees major cuts as well as acquisitions Britain’s Defence Secretary has set out the future vision...

Multinational Joint Task Force explores collaboration with UK to combat terrorism

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The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) is exploring areas of possible support from the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism in the Lake...

Royal Air Force Chinooks conduct heavy lift operations in Mali

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An RAF Chinook has delivered heavy equipment to extend French and Malian forces' operational range as part of Op Barkhane, the French counter insurgency...

British Army trains 500th Somali soldier in infantry skills

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The British Army has trained its 500th Somali soldier in the essential infantry skills they need to combat armed groups and ensure security and...

300 British troops deploy to Mali on UN peacekeeping mission

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A United Kingdom task force has arrived in Mali to join the UN peacekeeping mission there, where they will provide a reconnaissance capability. Three hundred...

Royal and Egyptian Navies exercise off Alexandria

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Beach assaults, fast jet attacks and speedboats weaving between frigate and destroyers marked a major demonstration of Anglo-Egyptian naval forces in Alexandria. UK flagship HMS...

Royal Air Force Chinooks continue to conduct support operations in West...

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RAF Chinooks currently deployed in Mali have continued to conduct key supporting missions for the French and Malian ground forces during the extreme weather...

UK donates dozens of military vehicles to Somalia

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The United Kingdom has donated at least 27 vehicles and a fully-equipped mechanical workshop to help improve the logistical capabilities of the Somali National...

Tesco to trial drones

Tesco Britain’s biggest retailer, will next month trial grocery home deliveries with drones as it experiments with different ways to reach more customers. Chief Executive...

UK soldiers reach training milestone ahead of Mali deployment

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United Kingdom troops deploying to the United Nations Peacekeeping operation in Mali have reached a significant training milestone in preparation for their mission, which...

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