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African army expected by year end

African army expected by year end

The 25th African Union summit ended in Johannesburg with leaders promising to accelerate the formation of the African Standby Force, which will counter terrorism on the continent. Leaders also backed initiatives aimed at the empowerment of women.

Africa and space: the continent looks skyward

Many African countries have active space agencies, whose earth-observation satellites help find natural resources, monitor elections, track weather, plan agriculture, deliver services, and support disaster relief and military security. Space tech may soon also connect hundreds of millions of Africans to the internet.

Aircraft technology: SA delivers

South African firm wins another Airbus A400M contract

South African company Denel Aerostructures has won its fourth contract to manufacture parts for the Airbus A400M military transport aircraft. The company is the only tier 1 supplier of parts for the giant military airlifter outside of Europe.
Aircraft technology: SA delivers

Aircraft technology: SA delivers

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus recently delivered the first of a batch of 50 A400M military transport planes - complete with critical components manufactured in South Africa, by South Africans - to the French Air Force.

Two centuries of SA military history

South Africa is a country not only built on gold and diamonds, but on the blood of many who strove to claim the land as theirs.

Two centuries of South African military history

The Buffalo Volunteer Rifles Military Museum in East London, Eastern Cape province, is a depository of priceless military memorabilia and regional history.
Ninety years on golden wings

Airbus boost for SA manufacturing

Airbus boost for SA manufacturing

The public debut of the Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, which includes locally made components, is proof that South African manufacturers can hold their own with the best in the world when it comes to high-end engineering, says Denel Saab Aerostructures.

Swedish army prefers SA vehicle

South African military vehicle manufacturer BAE Systems Land Systems SA has landed a lucrative contract for a further 60 armoured patrol vehicles with the Swedish Armed Forces – a deal that is said to be worth around €18-million (R256-million).

SS Mendi ship history

Remembering the SS Mendi

On 21 February 1917 over 600 black South Africans serving in World War I lost their lives when the troop carrier SS Mendi sank in the icy waters of the English Channel. The tragedy is now being commemorated by a special film produced by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
SA 'forging African security'

SA ‘forging African security’

South Africa has adopted two-pronged approach to forging peace and bringing security to Africa, says Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula.

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