A South African Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft recently photographed at the remote South Atlantic island of Saint Helena was en route to Cuba, carrying the personal belongings of Cuban military technicians who were returning home after working in South Africa as part of Project Thusano. Written by Dean Wingrin and Darren Olivier.
A U.N. Group of Experts report points to the presence of Hamas military advisors in Libya, but raises more questions that it answers.
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.
Evidence from the crash of two MI-24 helicopters in the DRC in January 2017 points to Georgian pilots flying more that simply training missions in the country. ALBERTO FITTARELLI investigates.