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.
What was the mindset behind the KDF’s blanket denials of the authenticity of the imagery?
Thomas Holder and Darren Olivier bring you the 2017 Armed Forces Day demonstration.
Why will there be soldiers outside South Africa’s parliament?
Key vulnerabilities that have been raised repeatedly may have again played a role in the disaster. Notably, these include a lack of proper barriers and defensive measures to prevent or mitigate SVBIED attacks; insufficient intelligence/reconnaissance measures to detect and interdict massing militant forces prior to an attack; lack of Quick Reaction Force or inter-force cooperation to assist the forces under attack.