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What’s Going on in Lesotho?

Posted on Aug 30, 2014 in African Defence Podcast, Featured, Regional, Southern Africa | 0 comments

Might it be a coup? Might it not? KRISTEN VAN SCHIE and DARREN OLIVIER discuss what is known, and how far the situation resembles 1998.

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Southern Somalia: Still a way to go

Posted on Aug 16, 2014 in African Defence Podcast, Featured | Comments Off

The war in Somalia is far from over. ADRIANE OHANESIAN talks about AMISOM’s fight in lower Shabelle.

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Paramount Group and Boeing Make a Deal

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 in African Defence Podcast, Featured | 0 comments

JOHN STUPART and DARREN OLIVIER discuss the consequences of the Boeing-Paramount deal announced at the Farnborough air show.

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Understanding Operation Barkhane

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 in Featured, North Africa | 0 comments

Operation Barkhane is recognition that West African security requires regional thinking.

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The SAAF’s Options for Strategic Airlift

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in Featured, Southern Africa, Strategy | 4 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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Defence Industry News

Airbus A400M successfully demonstrates tanker capability

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Defence Industry News | 0 comments

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has performed successfully air-to-air refuelling tests with a F/A-18 Hornet fighter. The tanker test campaign was developed in five flights in which the A400M performed 33 dry contacts and dispensed 18.6 tonnes of fuel to an F/A-18 Hornet in 35 wet contacts.

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Paramount Group’s AHRLAC Makes First Public Flight

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 in Defence Industry News, Featured | 0 comments

Paramount Group’s AHRLAC performed its first flight in front of the media today. The light attack and reconnaissance aircraft is the first all-new fixed-wing combat aircraft to have been designed and developed in South Africa and is already attracting interest from around the world.

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Gripen closes in on operational Meteor capability

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Defence Industry News | 0 comments

Defence and security company Saab and FMV have concluded missile integration firings with Gripen and the MBDA Meteor BVRAAM (Beyond...

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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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