Defence

When the pilot is just one option

Posted 3 December 2020

Efforts to allow unmanned aircraft to fly safely in unsegregated airspace have taken a step forward with the aid of South African company S-Plane Automation.

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Republic of Mali orders an additional Airbus C295

Posted 2 December 2020

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Mali has placed a firm order for an additional Airbus C295 airlifter in the transport configuration.

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Algeria to get 14 Su-57 fighters from Russia

Posted 24 November 2020

Algeria has reportedly signed a contract to purchase 14 Russian Su-57 fighters, becoming the first customer of the fifth-generation stealth jets outside Russia. Jay Menon reports.

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AHRLAC back to business

Posted 24 November 2020

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Fighting fit - air arms continue to power up

Posted 19 November 2020

A number of African air forces are making significant improvements to their fighter and other capabilities.

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African airline to benefit with new security detector system

Posted 17 November 2020

MS Tech, a developer and manufacturer of nanotechnology, IoT and big-data sensors has announced that MS Detection, its homeland security and defence division, completed another installation of its DUOSCAN detectors with

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Paramount pioneers robotics and engineering learning for SAAF youth development

Posted 4 November 2020

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Algerian Air Force receives the first batch of MiG-29M/MiG-29M2

Posted 2 November 2020

The Algerian Air Force has received the first batch of MiG-29M/MiG-29M2 fighter aircraft from Russia, reports menadefense.net.

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Paramount to expand its support for ATAC

Posted 29 October 2020

Paramount Aerospace Systems USA (PAS USA) - a subsidiary of Africa based Paramount Group - will expand its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and training support for the Mirage F1 fighter fleet operated by the Airborne Tactical

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Virus adds new twist to Denel survival fight

Posted 20 August 2020

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Denel appoints Talib Sadik as interim Group Chief Executive

Posted 19 August 2020

The Board of Denel has appointed Mr Talib Sadik as Denel's interim Group Chief Executive.

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Future of AHRLAC secured

Posted 19 August 2020

Paramount Aerospace Industries Proprietary Limited (Paramount Aerospace Industries), part of the Paramount Aerospace and Technology Group, announced today that the Business Rescue Plans of the Aerospace Development Corporation Proprietary Limited (ADC),

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Tons of problems for the SAAF

Posted 5 August 2020

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Dassault Aviation keeps faith with its innovative strategy

Posted 24 July 2020

"Our strategy remains unchanged" - despite the effects of the crisis - "which are likely to be long-lasting as numerous economic sectors are impacted", announced Dassault Aviation CEO, Eric Trappier

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Phantom wing finally re-equipped with F-16s

Posted 24 July 2020

Egyptian and US military officers gathered at the formal re-opening of the fighter brigade at Cairo West Airport, which now operates the Block 52 F-16C/D.

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Morocco confirms order for 24 Apache helicopters

Posted 26 June 2020

Morocco has confirmed an order for 24 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters making the North African country the 17th nation to operate the type. The deal is valued at $4.25 billion.

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Massive boost for Moroccan armed forces

Posted 12 June 2020

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Tunisian National Guard forms air unit

Posted 5 June 2020

The Tunisian National Guard has formed an air unit equipped with three Bell 429 GlobalRanger helicopters, and this has now been declared operational, writes Jon Lake.

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Senegal Air Force takes its first new KAI trainer

Posted 3 June 2020

The Senegal Air Force has taken delivery of its first two KAI KT-1 turboprop trainers, giving the Korean manufacturer its first African customer.

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Victims of the battle for Tripoli

Posted 2 June 2020

The no-fly zone over Libya has already claimed victims, writes Jon Lake.

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Tactical Texans fit Tunisia to a T

Posted 21 May 2020

The announcement by US State Department that it has approved a possible $234 million foreign military sale (FMS) of 12 Textron Aviation Beechcraft T-6C Texan II trainers to Tunisia will undoubtedly lead to an improved relationship between the two

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Rolls-Royce announces up to 9000 job losses

Posted 20 May 2020

Rolls-Royce announced this morning that it will lose up to 9,000 jobs as it addresses the change in demand following the collapse of the aviation industry due to Covid-19

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Lockheed Martin accelerate more payments to supply chain

Posted 20 May 2020

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Posted 13 May 2020

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Nigeria's fleet path to fight terror

Posted 12 May 2020

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Togo modernises in slow motion

Posted 5 May 2020

The rapid degradation of the security panorama in neighbouring Burkina Faso has served as a catalyst for a limited aircraft procurement effort by Togo. But, as Erwan de Cherisey reports, air force modernisation can be a slow, and often uphill, journey.

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Chad missile accident causes five deaths

Posted 20 April 2020

A missile accidently fired from a Chadian military jet as it was preparing for takeoff hit a house near the base, killing at least five civilians.

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Posted 20 April 2020

Airbus has achieved the first ever fully automatic air-to-air refuelling (A3R) operation with a boom system.

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First Nigerian Air Force A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft completes inaugural flight

Posted 18 April 2020

Embraer Defence & Security and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has announced the first of 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack, combat and reconnaissance aircraft for the Nigerian Air

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Horizon Technologies secures new FlyingFish orders

Posted 1 April 2020

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Adaptable A-Darter homes in on its first production orders

Posted 13 March 2020

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Posted 11 March 2020

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Denel at advanced stage of exiting aerostructures business

Posted 9 March 2020

As part of its efforts to restructure its business, exit from non-core entities and find new markets for its defence and high-tech products and services, Denel is currently at an advanced stage to exit and wind up its

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Icarus-X Caravan set to take off in east Africa

Posted 9 March 2020

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Spartans boost Zambia and Kenya

Posted 3 March 2020

The Leonardo C-27J Spartan is about to enter full operational service with two new African air force operators. Jon Lake reports.

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$1.8bn Russian fighter deal for Algeria

Posted 24 February 2020

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USAF C-130 supports Flintlock 2020

Posted 20 February 2020

A United States Air Force (USAF) C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and Airmen assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, deployed to Senegal and Mauritania to support and participate in Flintlock 2020, the annual

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Beechcraft King Air 350ERs begin maritime patrol duties

Posted 19 February 2020

Leonardo has revealed that two Beechcraft King Air 350ERs, equipped as Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), have gone into service with an African Navy following their delivery by the Company, which acted as prime contractor and

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Denel on the front foot after Fitch rating

Posted 12 February 2020

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Airbus C295 successfully performs wet contacts as a tanker

Posted 29 January 2020

The Airbus C295 tactical airlifter has successfully achieved its first wet contacts during an air-to-air (AAR) tanker flight test campaign.

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Developing 3D printing capability for the defence and aerospace sector

Posted 17 January 2020

BAE Systems and Renishaw have signed an agreement to work together on the development of additive manufacturing capability for the defence and aerospace sector, designed to help improve performance, reduce

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Posted 16 January 2020

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Burkina Faso reinforces its military transport capabilities

Posted 16 December 2019

The Ministry of Defence of Burkina Faso has placed a firm order for one Airbus C295 military airlifter.

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Leading companies in Internet of military things, revealed by GlobalData

Posted 27 November 2019

The global internet of military things (IoMT) market is forecast to grow to $317.8bn by 2023, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

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Kenya Air Force selects AbuDhabi's GAL

Posted 21 November 2019

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Combat pilot Mfeka is a SAAF history-maker

Posted 21 November 2019

The South African Air Force (SAAF) now has its first black female combat pilot, writes Jon Lake.

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Aircraft boost for Madagascar

Posted 13 November 2019

The Madagascar Air Force received a boost in June with the arrival of a batch of new aircraft to bolster its small inventory. Erwan de Cherisey report.

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NAF breaths new life into Albatros

Posted 5 November 2019

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Congolese Air Force cargo plane crashes

Posted 14 October 2019

An Antonov An-72 transport plane operating for the Air Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo crashed near Punia last week.

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French make first airdrops with A400M in African mission

Posted 1 October 2019

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Posted 18 September 2019

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Galaxy still out of this world

Posted 28 August 2019

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AS365N Dauphins for Djibouti

Posted 19 August 2019

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Twin giants square up for Herculean task

Posted 8 August 2019

With most African countries ignoring the more expensive C-130J Hercules, both the Leonardo C-27J and Airbus C295 are now battling it out for tactical airlift supremacy in Africa. Alan Warnes looks at the state of play and the status of the North

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Man with a mission to modernise

Posted 26 July 2019

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Paramount forges top level ties with Saudi

Posted 5 July 2019

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Nigerian Air Force starts intensive K-9 unit training with Paramount Group

Posted 27 June 2019

Military personnel from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) this week commence intensive training in South Africa to qualify as highly specialised Canine Unit (K-9 Unit) operatives.

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Why are the Cobras not striking?

Posted 20 June 2019

Issues are arising surrounding the Kenya Air Force (KAF) Bell AH-1F Cobra attack helicopters, writes Jon Lake.

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Equatorial Guinea continues air force expansion

Posted 18 June 2019

The air force branch of the Equatorial Guinea Guardia Nacional (National Guard) has continued its expansion, writes Jon Lake.

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Cameroon gears up for counter-insurgency campaign.

Posted 14 June 2019

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Tunisia completes Black Hawk purchase from US

Posted 11 June 2019

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Dogged determination to counter terrorism

Posted 4 June 2019

African air force commanders met with US Air Force and State Department leaders at the eighth annual Air Forces Africa (AFAFRICA) symposium in Morocco. Jon Lake reports.

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Posted 29 May 2019

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MiG game in Africa

Posted 17 May 2019

The Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) MiG company is hoping that new variants will repeat the success of the original MiG-29 in Africa. Jon Lake reports.

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Posted 8 May 2019

The Ghana Armed Forces have a small but capable air force. The key to its success is training, as Patrick Dirksen and Frank Mink found out during a recent visit.

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Mauritania goes for second Basler

Posted 15 March 2019

It looks like Mauritania is about to receive a second Basler turbo-Dak intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, writes Jon Lake.

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Rwanda closes in on medevac Caravan

Posted 6 March 2019

A US Air Force (USAF) notification, issued on September 20, revealed that Rwanda is to receive two new aircraft to be used for medical evacuation and light transport missions during international peacekeeping operations throughout Africa.

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Tanzania takes delivery of new helicopters

Posted 28 February 2019

Tanzania is understood to have taken delivery of four Airbus Helicopters Cougar and Super Cougar transport helicopters, writes Jon Lake.

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Airbus showcases full spectrum of product and services at Aviation Africa

Posted 26 February 2019

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Airbus certifies A400M Cargo Hold Tanks refuelling unit

Posted 21 February 2019

Airbus has successfully completed the certification flight tests for the A400M Cargo Hold Tanks (CHT) refuelling unit, taking a new step towards the full certification of the aircraft for air-to-air refuelling operations as a

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Kenya takes ex-Emirati Fennecs for anti-insurgency ops

Posted 21 February 2019

The Kenya Air Force (KAF) has taken delivery of nine Eurocopter AS550 Fennec light helicopters from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), writes Jon Lake.

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Russian sales rush is on

Posted 12 February 2019

African countries have traditionally provided a good market for Russian Helicopters, with more than 700 in active service across the continent. Now, as Jon Lake reports, the push is on to sell more.

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Embraer and SNC to deliver 12 A-29s to Nigerian Air Force

Posted 6 February 2019

Embraer Defense & Security and its partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) were awarded a contract to deliver 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force.

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Cameroon's eyes in the sky focus on Boko Haram

Posted 4 February 2019

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Cambridge Pixel provides IFF radar processors to Tellumat for SAAF SSR upgrade

Posted 22 January 2019

Cambridge Pixel, a developer of radar display, tracking and recording sub-systems, is supplying its IFF (identification friend or foe) secondary radar processing and plot extraction technology to

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Ivory Coast joins the family of Airbus C295 operators

Posted 22 January 2019

The Ministry of Defence of Ivory Coast has signed a firm order for one C295 medium transport aircraft.

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Hawk helicopters pave the way for troops' rescue

Posted 5 December 2018

Jon Lake reports on a vital helicopter rescue mission near the Somali border with Kenya.

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New C-27 Spartan baseline configuration performs first flight

Posted 4 December 2018

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Africa's arms race

Posted 30 November 2018

Many believe that Africa will be the big growth market for the global defence industry, thanks to burgeoning security requirements and vast oil and natural gas reserves. Jon Lake takes a look at the situation.

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Secret Spartans for Kenya

Posted 28 November 2018

Kenyan Treasury Secretary, Henry Rotich, has revealed the previously undisclosed acquisition of two or three Alenia C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft and an undisclosed number of Agusta Westland AW139 helicopters (thought to be four). Jon Lake reports.

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US angered by laser targeting of pilots

Posted 26 November 2018

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No deal on lifting CAR arms embargo

Posted 22 November 2018

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Botswana replaces crashed C212 with second-hand Airbus

Posted 16 November 2018

The Botswana Defence Force Air Wing has acquired a second-hand Airbus CAS C-212 light turboprop transport aircraft to replace one similar that crashed in 2017.

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Military gains for Indonesia in Africa

Posted 12 November 2018

Indonesia is making inroads into the African military transport market. Jon Lake reports.

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Threats and peace-keeping needs top of the shopping list

Posted 8 November 2018

Jon Lake looks at the reasons why Morocco is seeking new fighters and attack helicopters.

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Why the Mirage F1 is of Paramount importance

Posted 2 November 2018

Paramount Group, the South African-based global aerospace and defence company, has become the prime contractor for the maintenance, repair and modernisation of recently retired Mirage F1 supersonic multi-role fighter aircraft. David

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Marrakech Air Show: RAF Voyager makes show debut

Posted 30 October 2018

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Tunisia and Saudi together for joint air defence exercises

Posted 4 October 2018

The Saudi Royal Air Force and the Tunisian Air Force are training together for the first time in a joint exercise in the North African country.,

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Two Antonov aircraft collide on the ground at Khartoum Airport

Posted 3 October 2018

Two military aircraft, an Antonov An-30 and an An-32, have collided on the runway at Khartoum International Airport, Sudan.

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Huey II simulators hunt for Kenya and Uganda

Posted 26 September 2018

The US Army is carrying out market research to find a contractor that can deliver a level 5 flight-training device (FTD) to Kenya, with a potential option for an additional Huey II FTD for the Republic of Uganda, writes Jon Lake.

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Angola orders C295s for maritime surveillance

Posted 21 September 2018

Angola has ordered three C295 transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space, writes Jon Lake.

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Paramount to work with Leonardo on weaponised M-345

Posted 20 September 2018

Leonardo and the Paramount Group are to evaluate the joint development of a weaponized configuration of M-345 jet trainer for the African market and will continue discussions over the future of the SF-260 programme and its logistic

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First Airbus C295 delivered to African operator for humanitarian operations

Posted 20 September 2018

Nairobi, Kenya-based DAC Aviation International has received its first Airbus C295 for humanitarian missions in North-East and Central Africa.

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Posted 19 September 2018

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Partnerships progress in Senegal and New Jersey

Posted 17 September 2018

Two rounds of the African partnership flight (APF) programme were conducted in March and April 2018. Jon Lake reports on progress.

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Senegal steps in for light-attack L-39NG

Posted 11 September 2018

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Diamond sparkles

Posted 4 September 2018

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Rafale delays hold back the Wild Wolves progress

Posted 28 August 2018

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Farmageddon

Posted 20 August 2018

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The Paramount picture

Posted 10 August 2018

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