Defence

Fatigue test confirms longer lifespan of the Next Generation L-39

Posted 25 March 2021

Another phase of the fatigue test of the new L-39NG jet aircraft from the Czech manufacturer Aero Vodochody was successfully completed at the Czech Aerospace Research Centre in Prague.

in Defence / Features

France offers light relief to combat terror

Posted 24 March 2021

The French Government is to assist west African nations in the fight against Jihadist insurgents and terrorists by supplying more Tétras CS and CSM light intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, writes Jon Lake.

in Defence / Features

Senegal set for first CN23MPA

Posted 19 March 2021

Senegal’s first CN235 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) has been ceremonially rolled out.

in Defence / Features

Herculean task for Marshall in Cameroon

Posted 10 March 2021

The five-year contract for the UK’s Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to maintain the Cameroon Air Force’s Lockheed Martin C-130H tactical transport aircraft has now been ratified.

in Defence / Features

Drones over the desert

Posted 2 March 2021

Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) are becoming a key enabler for African military and security forces in combatting terrorism and armed militancy. The expansion in UAV fleets across the continent has not escaped the Sahel, where the Niger National Guard (GNN) is growing its

in Defence

Seven die in Nigerian Air Force plane crash

Posted 22 February 2021

A Nigerian military plane crashed on Sunday morning killing seven people. The aircraft is understood to have crashed short of the runway in Abuja after reporting engine failure.

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Egypt to get RAM Block 2 variant missiles

Posted 19 February 2021

Egypt will buy over 100 units of Block 2 variant of the Raytheon-built Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) guided missile weapon system from the United States. The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving the possible foreign

in Defence / Features

Albatross Czechs in… eventually

Posted 19 February 2021

Prague-based Aero Vodochody recently received three Nigerian Air Force (NAF) L-39ZAs for overhaul and upgrade. Normally, this would have been straightforward but, as Alan Warnes explains, nothing is simple when Covid-19 is involved.

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Boeing to deliver AH-64E Apache Helicopters to three allied countries

Posted 26 January 2021

Boeing and the U.S. Army have finalised orders from three nations to provide their armed forces with the new, more capable AH-64E Apache model.

in Defence / Training

Paramount launches Advanced Training and Support division

Posted 21 January 2021

Paramount Group has announced the establishment of a new division that will provide advanced training solutions for modern day ‘concept of operations’ and battlefield management to governments experiencing rising security

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Four die in Kenyan transporter crash

Posted 13 January 2021

A Harbin Y-12-II transporter from the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) crashed in the Tsavo East national game reserve in the east of the country yesterday. All four on board – two passengers and two crew – died in the accident.

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Aircraft in Somalia's Bay area under attack from Al Shahbab

Posted 3 January 2021

Al-Shahbab militants have stepped up anti-aircraft attacks in the Bay area of Somalia close to the Ethiopian and Kenyan borders. The latest attack on a transport aircraft on approach to Diinsoor Airport was reported

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Egypt’s AirForce One to get missile protection

Posted 31 December 2020

Egypt will buy one AN/AAQ-24(V)N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system from the United States to protect its Airbus 340-200 Head-of-State aircraft.

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SNA turns anti-aircraft fire onto Kenyan fighters

Posted 23 December 2020

Media outlets in Somalia have reported that the Somali National Army (SNA) had engaged a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) fighter jet with anti-aircraft fire along the Mandera-Gedo border region separating the two countries.

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence

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.

in Defence / Features

AHRLAC back to business

Posted 24 November 2020

Production of Paramount Aerospace Industries’ ground-breaking AHRLAC is about to be ramped up as the company prepares to emerge from the final stages of South Africa’s business rescue process.

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence

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

in Defence / Training

Paramount pioneers robotics and engineering learning for SAAF youth development

Posted 4 November 2020

Paramount Labs, the research and innovation division of the Africa-based global aerospace and technology company, Paramount Group, in partnership with the South African Air Force (SAAF), today

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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

in Defence / Features

Virus adds new twist to Denel survival fight

Posted 20 August 2020

South Africa’s Denel is in the midst of a transformation programme to restructure itself into a profitable company after years of shrinking defence budgets and alleged corruption – and the coronavirus pandemic certainly hasn’t helped.

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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.

in Defence

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),

in Defence / Features

Tons of problems for the SAAF

Posted 5 August 2020

The South African Air Force has (quietly) celebrated its centenary against backdrop of worries that it is in “dire straits”.

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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.

in Defence / Features

Massive boost for Moroccan armed forces

Posted 12 June 2020

The Moroccan Government is expected to procure transport aircraft, helicopters, multirole fighters, submarines, missile defence systems, frigates, and armoured vehicles, as the country’s 2020 finance bill increases the kingdom’s national

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence / Training

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.

in Defence / Features

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

in Defence

Lockheed Martin accelerate more payments to supply chain

Posted 20 May 2020

Lockheed Martin will again accelerate payments of US$300m to small critical suppliers. Nicolas Jouan, Aerospace and Defence Analyst at GlobalData offers his view on Lockheed’s decision.

in Defence

Leonardo’s new jet trainer certified and ready for the global market

Posted 13 May 2020

The latest military trainer designed with African air forces as a target has been certificated by Italy's (Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness), the Italian Ministry of Defence’s Certification

in Defence / Features

Nigeria's fleet path to fight terror

Posted 12 May 2020

Nigerian Air Force commander, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, talks to Alan Warnes about modernising the force’s capabilities while, simultaneously, fighting Boko Haram terrorists.

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence

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.

in Defence

Airbus achieves world’s first fully automatic refuelling contacts

Posted 20 April 2020

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

in Defence

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

in Defence / Space

Horizon Technologies secures new FlyingFish orders

Posted 1 April 2020

Horizon Technologies has secured a £500+K order for an undisclosed quantity of FlyingFish SIGINT systems from a Sub-Saharan African country.

in Defence / Features

Adaptable A-Darter homes in on its first production orders

Posted 13 March 2020

A type certificate has been granted for the South African/Brazilian Denel V3E A-Darter infrared homing short-range air-to-air missile (SRAAM), marking the conclusion of the missile’s development, qualification and

in Defence / Features

Grob lands African ‘first’ with delivery to Ethiopia

Posted 11 March 2020

Late last year, H3 Grob Aircraft completed the delivery of a first batch of Grob G 120TPs to the Ethiopian Air Force. As African Aerospace was going to press, a second batch was expected to be delivered to fulfil the EAF’s requirement for

in Defence / General Aviation

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

in Defence / Features

Icarus-X Caravan set to take off in east Africa

Posted 9 March 2020

Belgium’s H3 Defence Solutions was showing off its Cessna 208 Caravan demonstrator – dubbed Icarus-X – at the Dubai Airshow in mid-November. Alan Warnes explains why the aircraft is very much a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence / Features

$1.8bn Russian fighter deal for Algeria

Posted 24 February 2020

A $1.8 billion order for 30 Russian aircraft will take Algeria’s fighter fleet numbers up to 74 – sufficient for six squadrons. Jon Lake reports.

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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

in Defence / General Aviation

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

Denel’s efforts to restructure its business and implement a comprehensive turnaround plan, have been given a boost following the recent decision by Fitch Ratings in London to affirm its long-term rating and to assign it “stable outlook” status.

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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

in Defence

Paramount Group supports Draken’s Mirage F1 upgrades

Posted 16 January 2020

Paramount Aerospace Systems (a Paramount Group subsidiary) has provided upgrade and engineering support for Draken International’s regenerated Mirage F1s.

in Defence

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

Kenya's Ministry of Defence has selected Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) – part of the new Abu Dhabi-based Edge Group to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to the Kenya Air Force.

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence / Features

NAF breaths new life into Albatros

Posted 5 November 2019

Nigeria’s continuing counter-insurgency campaign against Boko Haram is the driving force behind a further small increase in the capabilities of its air force. Alan Dron reports.

in Defence

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.

in Defence

French make first airdrops with A400M in African mission

Posted 1 October 2019

The French Armed Forces General Staff has announced that two test airdrops have been successfully carried out by one of the French forces’ 15 A400M under the supervision of the Centre d’expertise aérienne militaire

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Paramount Group’s Mbombe 4x4 meets NATO STANAG 4569

Posted 18 September 2019

Paramount Group has announced that the Mbombe 4x4, the newest addition to its advanced Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) family of vehicles, has received final certification for the independently verified blast tests which exceeded

in Defence / Features

Galaxy still out of this world

Posted 28 August 2019

The US Air Force’s Lockheed C-5 Galaxy remains a stalwart of airlift operations to and from Africa, supporting deployments and delivering humanitarian assistance.

in Defence / Features

AS365N Dauphins for Djibouti

Posted 19 August 2019

As part of an ongoing expansion programme, Djibouti’s small air arm, the Force Aérienne du Djibouti (FAdD, Djibouti Air Force), has taken delivery of four newly refurbished AS365N Dauphins.

in Defence / Features

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

in Defence / Features

Man with a mission to modernise

Posted 26 July 2019

When Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar was appointed as the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) chief of air staff in July 2015, only 50% of his aircraft were serviceable. In one of his first speeches, he said he wanted “effective and efficient capacity building” and training

in Defence

Paramount forges top level ties with Saudi

Posted 5 July 2019

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and South Africa’s Paramount Group, have signed a high-level defence collaboration agreement, in step with Saudi Arabia’s vision for the creation of an integrated defence industrial ecosystem.

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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.

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence / Features

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

The Armée de l’Air du Cameroun (Cameroon Air Force) is undergoing a major re-equipment programme, although the US halted assistance in February 2019 amid reports of gross violations of human rights by Cameroon’s security

in Defence / Features

Tunisia completes Black Hawk purchase from US

Posted 11 June 2019

The US Army’s Security Assistance Command (USASAC) has completed the delivery of a $338 million foreign military sales (FMS) package of eight Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated training and support to Tunisia, writes Jon

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence / Features

Egypt gets extra bite with the ‘Nile Crocodile’

Posted 29 May 2019

The Kamov Ka-52 ‘Nile Crocodile’ helicopter has officially entered service with the Egyptian Air Force. Jon Lake reports.

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence / Features

Ghana’s air force in a class of its own

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.

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence / Features

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

From commercial aircraft and helicopters to unmanned aerial systems and satellite imaging, Airbus is showcasing the full spectrum of its business, products and services in Africa at this year’s Aviation

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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

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence / Features

Cameroon's eyes in the sky focus on Boko Haram

Posted 4 February 2019

Since May 2014, Cameroon has been battling the terrorist organisation known colloquially as Boko Haram. Erwan de Cherisey takes a look at the country’s capabilities.

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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.

in Defence / Features

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

The new C-27J Spartan baseline configuration— characterised by a brand new avionics system, new cockpit control panels and LED aircraft lights—completed its first flight yesterday at Leonardo’s Aircraft Division Turin

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence / Features

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.

in Defence / Features

US angered by laser targeting of pilots

Posted 26 November 2018

US military pilots in Djibouti have reported being targeted by high-powered lasers – apparently from a nearby Chinese base. Alan Dron reports.

in Defence / Features

No deal on lifting CAR arms embargo

Posted 22 November 2018

An arms embargo placed on the Central African Republic is to remain in place, blocking a proposed Chinese weapons package being delivered to the country’s forces.

in Defence / Features

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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