by Darren Olivier | Jul 10, 2017 | Featured, Southern Africa
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.
by Darren Olivier | May 16, 2017 | Defence Industry News, Featured
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.
by Darren Olivier | Jan 8, 2017 | Featured, Southern Africa, Uncategorized
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.
by Darren Olivier | Dec 19, 2016 | Featured, Regional, Southern Africa
Rifleman Moalosi Albert Mokhothu of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was killed in combat yesterday morning during an attack by a Mai Mai militia on the town of Butembo in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
by Darren Olivier | Dec 1, 2016 | Regional, Southern Africa
The South African National Defence Force has finalised its list of promotions and appointments for the ranks of Brigadier General, Rear Admiral (JG), Major General, and Rear Admiral for 2016 and 2017.