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Angola’s Su-30Ks are not a serious threat to the South African Air Force

Posted on Jul 12, 2015 in Featured, SAAF, SANDF, Southern Africa | 29 comments

Angola’s Su-30Ks are not the dire threat to the South African Air Force that they appear to be.

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Denel Defence Day Highlights

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 in African Defence TV, Featured, Regional, Southern Africa | 0 comments

Courtesy of Denel, ADR presents one-of-a-kind video footage from the Denel Overberg Test Range and the 2015 Rheinmetall-Denel Defence Day.

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Snapshot analysis: Boko Haram’s latest video

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Featured, Photo Stories, West Africa | 2 comments

A brief analysis of Boko Haram’s latest propaganda video release.

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Red Team: Sudan and the SANDF

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 in East Africa, Featured, Regional, SANDF, UNAMID | 11 comments

ADR staff take a hard look at claims the Sudanese Army held SANDF peacekeepers hostage.

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Defending the Defence Review

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 in Defence Industry News, Featured, SAAF, SANDF, Southern Africa | 16 comments

Criticism of the South African Defence Review is premature, argues JOHN STUPART.

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African Conflict Map Launches

Posted on May 18, 2015 in Featured, Infographic | 0 comments

Over 94,000 conflict events on the continent, filterable and exportable.

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South Kordofan at a Standstill

Posted on May 14, 2015 in East Africa, Featured, Regional | 0 comments

Citizens and soldiers across South Kordofan are bracing for a final round of massive, bloody battles as rains bring Sudan’s fighting season to a close.

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The Army Goes to Bellville

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Featured, Photo Stories, Regional, Southern Africa | 0 comments

Yesterday morning SANDF troops from 9 South African Infantry battalion took part in a raid in Belville, Western Cape

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SAAF Oryx hit by small arms fire in DRC

Posted on May 5, 2015 in Central Africa, Featured, Regional | 1 comment

A South African Air Force (SAAF) Oryx medium transport helicopter was hit by three to four rounds of small arms fire yesterday, 4 May 2015, between 11:45 and 12:15 local time near Beni.

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ITEC2015 – Military Training and Simulation Tech Show, Prague

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Featured, Photo Stories | 0 comments

Images and discussion from the 2015 ITEC defence simulation conference.

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Defence Industry News

Defending the Defence Review

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 in Defence Industry News, Featured, SAAF, SANDF, Southern Africa | 16 comments

Criticism of the South African Defence Review is premature, argues JOHN STUPART.

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Rheinmetall Denel Defence Day in Pictures Part 1

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 in Defence Industry News, Featured, Photo Stories, Southern Africa | 0 comments

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.

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Saab Signs Contract with Brazil on Weapon Acquisition for Gripen NG

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 in Defence Industry News | 1 comment

Saab and Brazil sign a deal for weapons acquisitions relating to the Gripen aircraft.

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The Rooivalk Attack Helicopter

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 in Defence Industry News, Featured, Infographic, Southern Africa | 1 comment

African Defence Review’s infographic series continues with the Rooivalk Attack Helicopter.

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Defence and security company Saab presents the results for 2014.

Posted on Feb 10, 2015 in Defence Industry News | 0 comments

Defence and security company Saab presents the results for 2014.

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First Airbus A400M airlifter for Malaysia rolled out of paintshop

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Defence Industry News | 0 comments

The first Airbus A400M airlifter for Malaysia rolled out of paintshop

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France announces order for Airbus A330 MRTT air-to-air refuelling aircraft

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

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.”

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First Airbus A400M for Germany leaves the paintshop

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 in Defence Industry News | 0 comments

The A400M Luftwaffe edition leaves the paintshop. This is the first A400M airlifter for the German Airforce.

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In Defence of African Aerospace and Defence

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Defence Industry News, Featured | 0 comments

JOHN STUPART reflects on a quietly optimistic expo.

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The Idiot’s Guide to AAD 2014

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Defence Industry News, Featured | 0 comments

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?

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