The Seriti Commission was a whitewash, but within the findings are two important things that the commission got right: That the procurements were justified and necessary, and that they are being utilised within SANDF guidelines.
Sudan government forces attacked at least six rebel-held locations across the Nuba mountains this week, sparking the largest battles the region has seen in almost a year.
South Sudanese government forces deliberately suffocated over 50 men and boys who were detained in a shipping container, before dumping their bodies in an open field in Leer town.
South Africa has announced that they will be removing their infantry battalion from the United Nations’ Mission to Darfur (UNAMID).
A looming budget speech is set to strip the South African military of what little funding it has left. It is past time for an alternative future policy that fits a cash-strapped defence force.
There is a need for the kind of mercenary deployment that Nigeria has used in the war agains Boko Haram, argues DAVID PFOTENHAUER.
The new commander of the United Nations’ mission in the DRC, MONUSCO, has been announced. RICHARD STUPART talks to the new commander of the UN’s largest peacekeeping force, LT GEN. DERRICK MGWEBI, about his hopes for the mission.
On 26 November 24 pilots, flight engineers, loadmasters and aerial photographers were awarded their brevets and half brevets at AFB Langebaan. The awarding of these individuals’ wings is the result of a training programme that began in early 2014. For many, particularly the pilots, this ceremony represents just the start of their training in the air force.
Over 94,000 conflict events on the continent, filterable and exportable.
African Defence Review’s infographic series continues with the Rooivalk Attack Helicopter.
2,204 km/h, and a maximum range of 3,200km. The basics of the Gripen multi-role fighter in one large layout.
Did you know that roughly 57 people are currently in pirate hands? Or that the average pirate will make up to $75,000 a run?
To break down some of the capabilities of the G5, and look at what it would let the FIB successfully target in the region, we’ve produced this handy infographic.
DEFENCE INDUSTRY NEWS
Criticism of the South African Defence Review is premature, argues JOHN STUPART.read more
A joint weapons and ammunition exhibition and testing by Rheinmetall and Denel was held from 20-23 April. Showcasing a wide array of systems and munitions, the several days’ live firings impressed the firepower and technology at hand in South Africa.read more
Saab and Brazil sign a deal for weapons acquisitions relating to the Gripen aircraft.read more
African Defence Review’s infographic series continues with the Rooivalk Attack Helicopter.read more
Defence and security company Saab presents the results for 2014.read more
The first Airbus A400M airlifter for Malaysia rolled out of paintshopread more
The French Air Force has enormous experience in the field of air-to-air refuelling. It knows the factors which are critical to success and its selection of the A330 MRTT is a real honour for us. In addition it is a long-standing operator of our transport aircraft and as always we are particularly proud in gaining the further confidence of an existing customer.”read more
The A400M Luftwaffe edition leaves the paintshop. This is the first A400M airlifter for the German Airforce.read more
JOHN STUPART reflects on a quietly optimistic expo.read more
So your company has booked flights and a hotel in some odd place called Gauteng, where you’re going to attend a defence exhibition you’re not all that familiar with. You’ve been to the big shows like EUROSATORY and SOFEX, but what is this Africa Aerospace and Defence thing?read more