What Happened at Kulbiyow?

CONWAY WADDINGTON looks at competing claims about the Jan 2017 attack on the Kenyan Defence Force base in Kulbiyow.

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ADR Wins Digital Watchdog Grant

After three years of firsts in African defence news, we are about to bring you a few more.

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Are Georgian pilots flying combat missions in the DRC?

Evidence emerging from the January crash of two MI-24 helicopters suggests foreign pilots in the DRC may be involved in more than aircraft training roles. ALBERTO FITTARELLI investigates.

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Af Urur followup – some interesting details

Af Urur followup – some interesting details

In the course of researching the al-Shabaab attack on Puntland Security Forces at Af Urur on 8 June 2017, a couple of interesting little details emerged. These were not specific to the task of geolocating the town and base, which was covered in this post, but were...

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ARMED FORCES DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA

THOMAS HOLDER and DARREN OLIVIER attend the 2017 Armed Forces Day demonstration.

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Whither the Pirates?

Whither the Pirates?

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?






DEFENCE INDUSTRY NEWS

Rethinking South African Arms Sales to the Persian Gulf

With the recent announcement that South Africa intends to sell Iran weaponry worth R1.5 billion, including the Umkhonto surface-to-air missile, the country may contend that it is time to change its foreign military sales policy towards the Persian Gulf region. A Long...

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Rheinmetall Denel Defence Day in Pictures Part 1

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

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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