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.
South Africa’s Rooivalk attack helicopters may be due to return from the Democratic Republic of Congo shortly as MONUSCO tries to manage severe budget cuts.
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.