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.
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.
The South African National Defence Force has finalised its list of promotions and appointments for the ranks of Colonel and Captain (SAN) for 2016 and 2017.