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.
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.
Thomas Holder and Darren Olivier bring you the 2017 Armed Forces Day demonstration.
Why will there be soldiers outside South Africa’s parliament?
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.