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Ultimate Heliport briefly shut down due to illegal drone activity

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The Ultimate Heliport in the Waterfall precinct in Midrand was shut down for an hour on Monday after drones were observed flying in the...

Additional UAVs being acquired for the Nigerian Air Force

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The Nigerian Air Force has ordered eight unmanned aerial vehicles from China, with training of 70 personnel ready to begin. This is according to the...

ALTI signs partnership agreement with Argentech on UAV distributorship

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Knysna-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specialist ALTI has signed a partnership agreement with the United States’ Argentech to supply the US government with a...

Drone Council South Africa launches

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The Drone Council South Africa has been launched by Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams under the theme “Strategic partnerships...

Germany renews service contract with Airbus for Heron UAV in Mali

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Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has signed a renewed service contract agreement with Airbus Defence and Space...

Nigeria, Uganda to receive Aerosonde UAVs

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Nigeria and Uganda will be receiving Aerosonde Mk 4.7 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from the United States after contracts were placed with Textron Systems. The...

New South African UAV start-up accelerator launched

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South African unmanned aviation technology start-up Mzansi Aerospace Technologies and engineering consultancy firm Royal HaskoningDHV have officially launched Africa’s first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...

CLEARSKY counter-drone system aiming at African market

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or "drones") are becoming increasingly more available and affordable to the public. With that comes the risk of where and...

Turkish drone industry advances

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When compared to major players, Turkey’s defense sector might not look that impressive, and yet it has been delivering of late. According to the...

Armed UAV proliferation update

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It has been a year since Drone Wars UK published Drone Wars: The Next Generation, which gave an assessment of who is operating armed...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...