Denel, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar: What we know

DARREN OLIVIER unpacks the threads of Saudi Arabia’s interest in South Africa’s weapons manufacturer.

Army Moves on Zimbabwe Election Protestors

THOMAS HOLDER captures scenes in Harare as the army uses live rounds and sjamboks on election protestors.

Rooivalk DRC deployment costs revealed

DARREN OLIVIER looks at the numbers behind the debate around keeping the Force Intervention Brigade’s attack helicopters.


Denel, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar: What we know

Denel, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar: What we know

Denel might well be bought out by Saudi Arabia. But before that happens there is a lot of paperwork and moral questioning that must occur. ADR’s Darren Olivier points that, although we’re now at this unsavoury choice between sacrificing human rights or thousands of skilled jobs, Qatar may have had a plan B option all along.


Army moves in on Zimbabwe election protestors

Army moves in on Zimbabwe election protestors

On Wednesday, 1 August 2018, Zimbabwean protestors took to the streets of Harare. The country’s controversial elections – the first since the ousting of dictator Robert Mugabe – had indicated that the ruling party, ZANU-PF, would retain power. Pro-opposition members of the public took to Harare’s streets in protest. The Zimbabwean military reacted with lethal force, deploying armoured cars and troops to the streets. ADR’s Thomas Holder was on the ground in Harare.

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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

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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