Sending the Army to the Townships

Putting troops in the streets of Cape Town would be a dangerous, reckless last resort. DARREN OLIVIER and JOHN STUPART navigate the slippery slope.

The Darfur Disarmament

Tribal leaders fear a recent government-led disarmament exercise in the region may lead to further conflict.

What Happened at Kulbiyow?

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


Darfur disarmament: Local leaders fear more war than peace

Darfur disarmament: Local leaders fear more war than peace

Darfur tribal leaders fear the recent government-led disarmament exercise in the region may lead to further conflict rather than peace. While the local representatives support the idea of disarmament, they believe the implementation procedures and armed group assigned to conduct the task may incur further regional strife.


Destination of mystery Air Force Hercules flight revealed

Destination of mystery Air Force Hercules flight revealed

A South African Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft recently photographed at the remote South Atlantic island of Saint Helena was en route to Cuba, carrying the personal belongings of Cuban military technicians who were returning home after working in South Africa as part of Project Thusano. Written by Dean Wingrin and Darren Olivier.

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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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