defenceWeb News #10 (30 May – 5 June)


In African defence news, Mali’s armed forces are receiving 53 vehicles from Algeria, the United States donates trucks to Niger’s military, the United States and Rwanda strengthen defence ties, South Africa is still silent on military aid for Mozambique, South Africans were apparently part of an aborted mercenary assault on Tripoli and the South African Police Service and Johannesburg Metro Police see drones in their future.

In SANDF news, an expert asks if armed soldiers should enforce a national state of disaster, soldiers receive shotgun training for crowd control, salvage work is underway on Hercules C-130BZ 403 after its runway excursion in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a soldier has been caught with a cigarette consignment, budget cuts mean South Africa is losing its sovereign capability and defence industry and SANDF salaries are flagged as “irregular expenditure” by the Auditor-General.

And in company news, Simphiwe Hamilton departs as AMD executive director, Milkor launches a medical ventilator and Paramount provides food relief to Ghana, Zambia and Mozambique in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.