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.
A U.N. Group of Experts report points to the presence of Hamas military advisors in Libya, but raises more questions that it answers.
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...
All eight of the South African Air Force 35 Squadron’s C-47TP transport and maritime surveillance aircraft were grounded for much of 2016, leaving a severe gap in the country’s coverage of its oceans. The cause was the discovery of a corrosion problem in the alloy used for the aircraft’s control cables.
On the morning of 8 June, Al-Shabaab militants attacked a military base at Af Urur in Bari Region in the semi-autonomous Puntland State. Local officials claimed that the militants killed around 38 people, mostly soldiers. Al-Shabaab claimed that it overran the base...
DEFENCE INDUSTRY NEWS
The Gripens of the South African Air Force have a unique feature: Direct-feed gravity refuelling ports over the main fuselage fuel tanks. In this article, we examine the reason these were added, their impact on the fuel system, and the limitations of the approach.
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...
Here’s what we hope to do this time around, and what you can expect to see from us in the coming weeks.
Criticism of the South African Defence Review is premature, argues JOHN STUPART.
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.
Saab and Brazil sign a deal for weapons acquisitions relating to the Gripen aircraft.
African Defence Review’s infographic series continues with the Rooivalk Attack Helicopter.
Defence and security company Saab presents the results for 2014.
The first Airbus A400M airlifter for Malaysia rolled out of paintshop
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.”