by SA Institute of International Affairs, 3 Jul, 10:20 AM
by defenceWeb, 3 Jul, 10:17 AM
by Forecast International, 1 Jul, 10:14 AM
The value of the sea-based radar market will reach $13.037 billion over the next decade with the production of 1 383 units and production making up 67.1 percent of the overall market value, according to a new report.Read More...
by Deloitte, 26 Jun, 09:09 AM
Revenue growth in the global aerospace and defence sector is declining, with growth at a pace lower than gross domestic product (GDP) growth, according to a new study by Deloitte, which analysed the top global 100 aerospace and defence companies.Read More...
by EUCAP Nestor, 26 Jun, 09:26 AM
On June 25th a series of mentoring and practical exercises with particular focus on Search and Rescue (SAR), organized by EUCAP Nestor in Somaliland, were completed. The training commenced on June 8th included practical exercises at sea in the coastal town of Berbera....Read More...
by Reuters, 23 Jun, 12:51 PM
A refined product tanker owned by Danish shipping company Torm rescued more than 200 migrants off the coast of Libya on Sunday and took them to Italy at the request of the Italian coastguard, the company said.Read More...
by Reuters, 19 Jun, 08:45 AM
The hijacked oil tanker Orkim Harmony has been released by pirates, who fled in the ship's rescue boat, Malaysian navy and maritime officials said on Friday.Read More...
by Reuters, 22 Jun, 09:17 AM
Top U.S. and European helicopter executives said last week that the oil price-led commercial helicopter market slump would be temporary and that they will keep investing in new technologies given the sector's positive long-term outlook.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 2 Jul, 10:04 AM
The SA Air Force’s (SAAF) 41 Squadron has a fully refurbished King Air B200 back in service after being without the aircraft for just on three years.Read More...
by Guy Martin, 26 Jun, 10:20 AM
Local company Vliegmasjien (Pty) Ltd is planning to fly its locally developed and built amphibious C-Wolf aircraft by 2016, with taxi tests scheduled for December.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 3 Jul, 10:17 AM
The actual number of people involved in the Ministerially appointed Defence Review Implementation Project Team (DRIPT), is “not an issue” with the skills and knowledge to do the job coming first according to the Head of Communications (HOC) at the Department...Read More...
The involvement of soldiers in Government’s national anti-crime effort Operation Fiela has been extended and will continue until March 31 next year.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 2 Jul, 09:23 AM
There’s a new man flying the defence flag in the opposition Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) shadow cabinet and his first position is that South Africa needs a professional, properly trained and disciplined defence force that is well enough funded to properly...Read More...
by Reuters, 3 Jul, 10:01 AM
Suspected Boko Haram insurgents rounded up and shot dead dozens of people in a raid in a town in north-east Nigeria on Wednesday, military and local sources said, part of a resurgence of attacks in Borno state in the past month.Read More...
by Reuters, 1 Jul, 02:46 PM
The Tunisian gunman who carried out a deadly attack on a hotel last Friday trained in a jihadist camp in Libya last year, Tunisia's government said on Tuesday.Read More...
by Reuters, 30 Jun, 10:47 AM
Security forces in Chad have arrested 60 suspected militants and dismantled a cell responsible for two suicide bomb attacks in its capital on June 15, the chief prosecutor of the central African nation said on Sunday.Read More...
by Reuters, 1 Jul, 03:08 PM
Islamic State militants launched a wide-scale coordinated assault on several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday in which 50 people were killed, security sources said, the largest attack yet in the insurgency-hit province.Read More...
by Reuters, 2 Jul, 10:34 AM
Tunisian authorities have arrested 12 people they suspect are linked to the Sousse beach hotel attack on foreign tourists and are hunting for two men who trained in a Libyan jihadist camp with the Sousse attacker, an official said.Read More...
by Reuters, 2 Jul, 10:24 AM
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up near a hospital in Maiduguri in north-east Nigeria on Wednesday, shortly after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo arrived in the city to visit camps for people fleeing a militant Islamist insurgency.Read More...
by Reuters, 2 Jul, 10:28 AM
Human traffickers in Ethiopia could face life in jail or the death penalty under a bill presented to parliament on Tuesday aimed at curbing the illegal flow of people in and out of the Horn of Africa country.Read More...
by Reuters, 2 Jul, 10:17 AM
Ivory Coast has reinforced security along its northern frontier following recent attacks just across the border in Mali blamed on Islamist insurgents, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.Read More...
by SA Institute of International Affairs, 3 Jul, 10:20 AM
Preceding last month's 25th African Union (AU) summit in Johannesburg a meeting of the AU Specialised Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security committed again to fully operationalise an African Standby Force (ASF) by December this year according to the...Read More...
by ISS Africa, 1 Jul, 01:17 PM
While the role of police in peace support operations used to be limited to tasks of monitoring and observing, it has changed to encompass complex and substantive roles. These include helping to rebuild the capacity of police and broader law enforcement institutions...Read More...
by defenceWeb, 1 Jul, 10:06 AM
One who is sure to be keeping an eagle eye on developments in Lesotho as well as the diplomatic peace brokering efforts of the South African deputy president is current SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, General Solly Shoke.Read More...
by Reuters, 2 Jul, 10:12 AM
The World Health Organisation (WHO), animal health and national defence officers this week called for wider international co-operation to avoid the spread of animal diseases that could be used as biological weapons.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 1 Jul, 10:02 AM
Vehicle maintenance of particularly the SA Army’s older Samil trucks has been in the hands of Cuban diesel mechanics for at least three months and if Armscor tenders are anything to go by they are making inroads into the backlog.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 30 Jun, 10:08 AM
Djibouti’s armed forces on Saturday displayed a Norinco WMA301 tank destroyer for the first time, adding to its growing inventory of military hardware.Read More...
by Reuters, 1 Jul, 03:01 PM
Indonesia's president promised a review of the country's ageing air force fleet and a defence modernisation drive on Wednesday, as the death toll from the crash of a military transport plane in the north of the country climbed to around 140.Read More...
by Reuters, 30 Jun, 02:01 PM
China has completed some of its land reclamation on the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, raising the stakes in Beijing's territorial dispute with its Asian neighbours.Read More...
by Reuters, 29 Jun, 12:48 PM
An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a string of mishaps in supplying the orbiting outpost.Read More...
by Bell Helicopter/defenceWeb, 1 Jul, 09:32 AM
Africair has ordered a single 407 GXP helicopter and signed a letter of intent (LOI) for two 525 rotorcraft from Bell Helicopter, the company announced, saying they will be used for purposes such as corporate VIP transport and oil and gas.Read More...
by Reuters, 25 Jun, 08:19 AM
A strike by some workers at Air Madagascar that has grounded most of the state-owned carrier's fleet neared one week, with union officials saying it would continue until the airline addresses their demands.Read More...
by Reuters, 2 Jul, 10:21 AM
Italian police this week arrested two people in Rome suspected of plotting attacks in Italy and North Africa and five others in Italy and Albania who were planning to join hard-line militant group Islamic State.Read More...
by Reuters, 1 Jul, 02:52 PM
Al Qaeda's leadership of Islamist militancy in Yemen is being challenged amid the chaos of civil war by its rival Islamic State, which could become a bigger threat to the group than the U.S. drones that periodically kill its commanders.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 28 Apr, 10:05 AM
That there are a growing number of South Africans with more than a passing interest in matters military comes with the announcement that this year’s Voortrekker Monument Military Fair will have more exhibitors than any of its predecessors.Read More...
by US DoD, 14 Apr, 01:58 PM
On stage last week at the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work summoned up scenes from a future war where soldiers and machines join forces in a multidimensional “informationalized” zone, using advanced tools to fight adversaries...Read More...
by Reuters, 30 Jun, 11:08 AM
A solar-powered plane took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of its journey round the world, a trans-Pacific crossing expected to be the toughest part of the trip.Read More...
by US Air Force Space Command, 29 Jun, 12:55 PM
Twenty years ago, the United States Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had achieved Full Operational Capability. As of July 17, 1995, a total of 24 satellites were on orbit, providing global 24-hour coverage. In the two-decades since, GPS has been...Read More...
by US Army, 23 Jun, 11:49 AM
U.S. Army and Israeli scientists are conducting testing and research on active flow control devices as a means to reduce drag on future Army aircraft.Read More...
by Reuters, 26 Jun, 12:53 PM
Address by the hon. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula at the Department of Defence Vhembe district career exhibition, Louis Trichard High School, Makhado, 26 June 2015.Read More...
by defenceWeb, 12 Jun, 05:50 AM
19 MAY 2015 Honourable Chairperson Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Co-Chairpersons and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence Members of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans Honourable members Secretary for...Read More...
by US Marine Corps, 26 Jun, 08:18 AM
Four MV-22 Ospreys, two KC-130J Hercules tankers, more than 150,000 pounds of gear and almost 200 U.S. Marines and sailors temporarily relocated half of a continent away from their base in Moron, Spain, effectively enabling the force to reach an estimated 400 additional...Read More...
by Reuters, 25 Jun, 02:24 PM
China's Defence Ministry on Thursday declined to confirm a report that it was in talks for a military base in Horn of Africa country Djibouti, though it said all countries had an interest in regional peace and stability.Read More...
by Reuters, 18 Jun, 09:23 AM
The United States and Spain signed a defence agreement on Wednesday giving U.S. Marines permanent use of Moron air base, near Seville, from which they can be quickly deployed to Africa.Read More...
Ichikowitz Foundation supports efforts to save endangered Saiga antelope
by Paramount Group, 3 July 2015
The doctors' visit to Kazakhstan to investigate the mass die-off of more than 130 000 endangered Saiga antelope is funded by the Ichikowitz Family Foundation and Paramount Group.
Denel book will radically change SA's maths, science, technology landscape
by Denel Corporate, 1 July 2015
"Defence Technology Made Easy" will create awareness about innovation and post-school opportunities derived from maths, science and tech education.
High-stress technical springs
by Atlantis Corporation, 1 July 2015
The company's spring technology can be found in the fields of defence and weapon technology, as well as in machine tool construction.
Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to open Land Forces Africa
by Land Forces Africa, 1 July 2015
The minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula, will open the event in Pretoria on 6 July.
Nautic Africa appoints Grant Bassingthwaighte as chief commercial officer
by Nautic Africa, 19 June 2015
Grant Bassingthwaighte's main focus is to support business development and contribute to strategic decision-making of Nautic Africa.
Nautic SA appoints Keith Govender as CEO
by Nautic Africa, 19 June 2015
Keith Govender will focus on leading the company to become the chief maritime service provider in SA, the company says.
|Defence budget vote address is opportunity not to be squandered by the Minister|
When Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula stands up in the National Assembly on May 19 to speak in support of the defence budget vote she has the opportunity to make a real d [ ... ]
Book Review: Raising The Bar: Hope and Renewal in South Africa Raising the Bar is Songezo Zibi’s first book and seeks to provide a thorough, accurate analysis on the different issues preventing South Africa from moving forward. Zibi’s writing explores aspects...
Sporting Soldiers: South African troops at play during World War I For soldiers in the First World War, sport was a way for them to escape the horrors of the battlefield or the monotony and dreadful conditions of prison camps. Sport was a part of soldiers’ lives, yet...
Endgame: Book Review Endgame is yet another addition to the growing number of titles exploring aspects of one of the seduction efforts that eventually led to the conception of a democratic South Africa. Written by noted...
Book review: From Addis to the Aosta Valley From Addis to the Aosta Valley: A South African in the North African and Italian Campaigns 1940-1945, was originally titled “One of millions,” because author Keith Ford was one of the many millions...
Book Review: Tumult in the clouds By his own admission Dean Wingrin is a military aviation junkie and his love of the subject has manifested itself in a 340 page book filled with personal memories and reminiscences of the SA Air Force...
Book Review: The Battle in Bangui: The Untold Inside Story This 40-page publication is a “must read” for everyone in uniform as well as those charged with decision-making in the South African military, particularly the SA National Defence Force’s political...
Book review: The Rhodesian Light Infantry: Africa’s Commandos The Rhodesian Light Infantry: Africa’s Commandos, edited by Mark Adams and Chris Cocks, is an interesting work. Commissioned by the Rhodesian Light Infantry Regimental Association (RLIRA), it has two...
Book Review: Dingo Firestorm – The Greatest Battle of the Rhodesian Bush War The fireforce concept of operations, used so successfully during the 1970s by the Rhodesian forces during the bush war, has been detailed by a number of books and articles over the years.
Book Review: Shadows of a Forgotten Past: To the Edge with the Rhodesian SAS and Selous Scouts At first glance Shadows of a Forgotten Past, with its action-filled cover image, glossy paper and large collection of colour and black-and-white photographs, begs the question as to why the author didn’t...
Book Review: LZ Hot – Flying South Africa’s Border War The endorsements that garnish the front and rear covers of today’s books are marketing techniques designed to elicit a heightened interest in buying the book on the part of the potential buyer.
SANDF Medals and Decorations The medals and decorations list of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) currently numbers 66, of which 52 are for acts of bravery, valour and other meritorious deeds performed before April 2003. The remaining...
Fact file: SANDF regular force levels by race & gender: April 30, 2011 The uniformed services of the South African National Defence Force mustered 64 431 personnel in April this year, of whom 77.3% (49 831) were male, 72.3% (46 590) were black, 11.6% were Coloured, 744 (1.2%)...
Fact file: SA defence exports, 2010 The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) in 2010 approved the following export permits:
Fact file: G6 L45 self-propelled towed gun-howitzer The 2010 edition of the International Institute for Strategic Studies' Military Balance publication lists the South African Artillery as currently employing two G6 L45 and having an additional 41 in store....
Fact file: Denel FV2 Bateleur Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) The FV2 Bateleur is the standard multiple launch rocket system (MLRS)of the South African Artillery. Development and production started after the end of the 1966-1989 Namibian “Border War” and the...
Fact file: G5 L45 towed gun-howitzer The 2010 edition of the International Institute for Strategic Studies' Military Balance publication lists the South African Artillery as currently employing six (one battery) G5 L45 and having an additional...
Fact file: Military rank The origin of military rank makes for interesting reading, both in terms of the hierarchy (if a major is senior to a lieutenant, why is a major general junior to a lieutenant general?) and in terms of...
Fact file: Denel ZT3 Ingwe precision guided missile The Ingwe (Leopard) missile and associated launch systems were developed in the 1980s under Project Raleigh as a “long-range indigenous antitank guided missile.” Pre-production models were used in...
Fact file: MBDA Milan precision guided misile The MBDA (formerly Euromissile) Milan (Missile d´infanterie léger antichar = light infantry antitank missile) started life in 1962 and the second-generation of antitank missiles to enter South African...
Fact file: M40A1 recoilless rifle The M40 was developed in the 1950s as a lightweight, portable, crew-served 105mm antitank weapon. It has served the South African infantry for many years as a direct-fire weapon and is issued in units...
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