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The SAAF’s Options for Strategic Airlift

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in Featured, Southern Africa, Strategy | 2 comments

The list of requirements for any new heavy transport aircraft is a dizzying array of competing needs from all arms of service, each one as important as the next.

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Minewolf at EUROSATORY 2014

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 in African Defence TV | 0 comments

African Defence Review’s CONWAY WADDINGTON talks to Minewolf CEO Philipp von Michaelis at EUROSATORY 2014.

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The SAAF’s Options for Tactical Airlift

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in Featured, Southern Africa, Strategy | 0 comments

Regardless of procurement choices, there will remain a need for a smaller and cheaper types.

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South Africa’s Airlift Crisis

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 in Southern Africa, Strategy | 2 comments

The South African Air Force (SAAF) faces an airlift crisis. While the demands on its fleet continue to increase, including larger and riskier missions thousands of kilometres from South Africa, its aged transport aircraft are unable to keep up and the stopgap chartering of Illyushins and Antonovs has proven to be unreliable when it mattered.

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Terrorist threats to energy infrastructure in North Africa

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 in Featured, North Africa | 0 comments

DIEGO CORDANO explores the threat that terrorism poses to energy installations in north Africa.

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Exploring EUROSATORY

Posted on Jun 16, 2014 in African Defence Podcast, Featured | 0 comments

RICHARD STUPART and CONWAY WADDINGTON discuss some of the highlights from the exhibition floor.

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Local Voices: Armed Militias in Masisi

Posted on Jun 2, 2014 in Central Africa, Featured, Regional | 0 comments

The complex relationship between the APCLS militia and local communities.

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Decisive action, or Fuel on the Fire?

Posted on May 18, 2014 in West Africa | 0 comments

Boko Haram’s actions in Chibok seem likely to provoke support for the Nigerian military, but will that help or hinder efforts to end the insurgency?

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The Days That Started a War in South Sudan

Posted on May 14, 2014 in East Africa, Photo Stories, Regional | 0 comments

Five months later, Nuer civilians still fear for their lives if they leave the safety of the UN base in Juba.

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A Problem Like the CAR

Posted on May 12, 2014 in African Defence Podcast, Central Africa, Featured, Regional | 0 comments

Richard Stupart talks to the founder of CAR’s Ndeka Luka Radio Station, DAVID SMITH, about the complexities of understanding – and coping with – the problem of violence in one of Africa’s least-governed countries.

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Defence Industry News

South Africa’s Defence Budget Speech – The important bits

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Defence Industry News, Featured, Southern Africa | 0 comments

The now-2014 Defence Review is coming into legislation and it had better be financed. JOHN STUPART sees grounds for optimism.

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STREIT Group’s largest ever contract in Africa

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 in Defence Industry News, North Africa | 0 comments

480 vehicles ordered from STREIT Group for clients in North Africa, representing the single largest order for the company yet.

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Eurosatory 2014 – Day 2

Posted on Jun 17, 2014 in Defence Industry News, Photo Stories | 0 comments

CONWAY WADDINGTON and RICHARD STUPART look at small arms, unmanned drones of all varieties, loitering “munitions” and much more on day 2.

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New capabilities for Saab’s AT4 family

Posted on Jun 17, 2014 in Defence Industry News | 0 comments

Defence and security company Saab is developing significant new capabilities for its AT4 family of disposable shoulder-launched weapons...

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Eurosatory Day 1: Vehicle-mounted UAVs and More

Posted on Jun 16, 2014 in African Defence TV, Defence Industry News | 0 comments

RICHARD STUPART and CONWAY WADDINGTON discuss Sunday’s demonstration day. Footage by African Defence Review.

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Eurosatory 2014: Demonstration Day

Posted on Jun 15, 2014 in Defence Industry News, Featured, Photo Stories | 0 comments

RICHARD STUPART and CONWAY WADDINGTON cover Eurosatory 2014′s pre-opening outdoor demonstration.

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The story of Saab in Africa

Posted on May 21, 2014 in Defence Industry News | 0 comments

Saab has supplied the South African Air Force’s Gripen fighter fleet, and will maintain the aircraft for their 40-year active life. But...

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Dassault announces ultra-long range Falcon 8x

Posted on May 21, 2014 in Defence Industry News | 0 comments

Dassault Aviation has launched the Falcon 8X, the newest addition to the Falcon family in the ultra-long range category. The Falcon 8X...

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SAAF’s Flying Cheetahs to stay airborne

Posted on May 14, 2014 in Defence Industry News | 7 comments

The South African Air Force recently signed a steady state support contract for Saab Grintek Defence to maintain its 26 Gripen aircraft, a...

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SA military veterans get digitised history

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 in Defence Industry News | 1 comment

The South African Military Digitisation Programme has been launched to record, profile and digitise the history and experiences of all...

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