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Hensoldt wins order for Quadome radar for UK Fleet Auxiliary ships

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Hensoldt South Africa’s new Quadome 3D surface and surveillance radar has been selected to equip the UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s three new support ships. The...

Russia mistakenly claims South African APC captured in Ukraine

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Ahead of its annual Victory Day parade on 9 May, Russia is displaying a range of military hardware captured during the conflict in Ukraine,...

British military sealift vessel Anvil Point visits Cape Town

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The British military sealift vessel Anvil Point recently arrived in Cape Town harbour for refuelling and fresh supplies. There are two nations who are continuously...

RN aircraft carrier build-up for massive NATO exercise starts

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The Royal Navy (RN) flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) exited her Portsmouth home port yesterday (Sunday, 4 February) en route to the largest NATO...

US and UK military launch attacks against Houthi targets in Yemen...

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Following repeated attacks using UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), anti-ship and ballistic missiles and a manned multiple boat attack on commercial and US and UK...

Hensoldt South Africa and BAE Systems collaborate on Striker II helmet

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Hensoldt South Africa is collaborating with BAE Systems on the development of the Striker II helmet-mounted display for the Royal Air Force’s Typhoon fleet. In...

Armscor details SAAF C-130BZ Hercules upgrade progress

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Marshall Aerospace in the United Kingdom will complete upgrade work on the first South African Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules transport at the end...

Defence Procurement System: It is broken – and it’s time to...

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This is the title of the hard-hitting report generated by the UK House of Commons Defence Committee regarding the detailed look at the entity...

Loitering munitions market predicted to grow massively

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Global aerospace and defence company Paramount is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and...

AAD 2024 launched in London

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With just over a year before the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2024 exhibition opens for business in South Africa, the largest and longest...

Royal Navy Warship HMS Trent strengthens maritime security partnership with Nigeria

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The Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessel HMS Trent is once again visiting, Nigeria, reiterating its dedication to enhancing maritime security in West Africa. The...

South African companies aim to shine at DSEI 2023

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South Africa's aerospace and defence industry is gearing up for the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) trade show in the United Kingdom, with...

Milkor showcasing its products at DSEI 2023 as it continues its...

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Having just established a new office in Poland, Milkor is further cementing its position in the European market by taking part in the 24th...

Royal Navy’s seizure of smuggled Iranian missiles in the Gulf of...

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The Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose earlier this year seized dozens of packages containing advanced weaponry, including surface-to-air-missiles and engines for land attack cruise...

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...

UK loans Estonia four Jackal vehicles to support counter-terror mission in...

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Estonian Special Forces deploying to Mali will be loaned four Jackal armoured vehicles by the UK Ministry of Defence. UK Minister for the Armed Forces...

Royal Air Force Chinooks exceed 2 000 flight hours in Mali

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The Royal Air Force (RAF) Chinook detachment supporting French troops in Mali has so far logged over 2 000 flight hours, including nearly 340...

UK helps Somali National Army battalion graduate

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The first battalion of the Somali National Army (SNA) 8th Brigade has graduated from infantry training at the UK-supported training facility in Southwest State,...

Farnborough airshow cancelled

Farnborough Airshow - the year’s largest aerospace expo and a showcase for billions of dollars in business deals - is the latest major event...

British Army tests evacuation of 400 in Parachute Battlegroup exercise

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The British Army’s global response force has been proving its skills at protecting the UK’s citizens in emergency overseas evacuations. A planned exercise in Kenya,...

Ravenswood Solutions displaces Saab for UK military’s Kenya training contract

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Ravenswood Solutions has won a five-year contract to provide the British Army with training services in Kenya, replacing Saab, which had the contract since...

Royal Air Force training another batch of Nigerian Air Force personnel

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The British Military Advisory Training Team (BMATT) has commenced the training of a fresh batch of 758 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Regiment and Air...

Tellumat going big at DSEI

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Tellumat Defence & Security will be part of the South African pavilion at this year’s Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) conference and exhibition...

Britain and Sweden agree to co-operate on fighter plans

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Britain and Sweden agreed on Friday to study air combat co-operation over the next decade and opened the door to other potential partners in...

UK to extend Mali Chinook mission

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The United Kingdom will keep its three Chinook transport helicopters in Mali for another six months, where they will continue to support the French-led...

UK invests millions of Pounds towards Army cyber operations

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The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence will expand its commitment to cybersecurity with new Army cyber operations centres and is allocating £22 million in...

Britain gravely concerned at situation in Libya

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Britain is gravely concerned at the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Libya, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday. Hunt made the comments after...

UK concludes historic exercise with Egypt

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The first bilateral exercise for thirty years between Egypt and the UK has successfully come to its conclusion.  Exercise AMHOSE 1 saw the participation...

UK to fly aid relief to Mozambique

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A Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft will help deliver up to 20 tonnes of UK aid supplies to those affected by the devastating cyclone...

Gatwick drone attack possibly the work of a “disgruntled” worker

A drone attack that crippled London’s Gatwick Airport for three days may have been the work of a disgruntled current or former airport employee,...

Drone exclusion zone will expand after Gatwick chaos

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Britain will extend a drone exclusion zone fivefold and give police new powers against lawbreaking operators, Government said, after sightings last month paralysed the...