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.
Last Thursday, an innocuous-looking entry appeared at the top of Armscor’s tender announcements list. In it, Armscor announced a Request for Information for an ‘Inter-Contintental VIP aircraft’, without providing any further information other than contact details for the Armscor staff handling the tender and a due date of 20 November 2015. DARREN OLIVIER looks at where the money is going to come from.
The SANDF appears to show no signs of slowing down its international peacekeeping responsibilities. As the state calls upon the military to contribute abroad, it appears as though the defence answer will answer. Despite crippling budget restraints, the SANDF will move onward to other theatres of peacekeeping and conflict intervention, whether through the United Nations or the African Union.
The South African Air Force has provided a response to our questions on the relocation on some of 85 Combat Flying School’s Hawks to AFB Waterkloof, stating that it’s to test and investigate the feasibility of establishing an operational Hawk squadron. Initially, the information we had wrongly pointed to the entire squadron moving, but once it was clear that was not the case our story was amended to indicate that only some of the squadron’s aircraft would move. Now we know why.
SANDF forces were involved in a rebel ambush by Darfur rebels. One soldier is KIA and another WIA.
Troops expected to face as-yet-unspecified charges
Neither the ASF nor the ACIRC will be able to provide Africa with the peace support operations it needs.
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