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Thursday, June 23, 2016 – 06:16

This year Mali will receive a single C295 and Egypt will take delivery of the remaining three of 24 examples it has on order, according to Airbus officials, who believe Africa is a key market for the tactical airlifter.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – 06:25

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has started expansion works on airbase facilities at Yola International Airport as it prepares to receive new aircraft, including Russian-made Mi-35 helicopters as well as JF-17 Thunder fighters and Super Mushshak trainers from Pakistani Aeronautical Company (PAC).

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 – 06:37

The European Union on Monday proposed expanding a United Nations Security Council mandate for a European naval operation to allow it to crack down on arms smuggling in the high seas off war-torn Libya, though Russia voiced concerns about the idea.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 – 06:09

The Nigerian Air Force has received another second hand Alpha Jet from the United States, joining several other aircraft received from Air USA Inc.

Friday, June 3, 2016 – 06:21

The United States airforce will showcase combat-capable Reaper Drones as part of the African Aerospace and Defense exhibition that will be held later this year.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 – 05:58

The South African defense industry will on June 13 and 14 have the opportunity to learn first-hand what is needed to become an accredited supplier to the United Nations and specifically its peacekeeping and peace support operations in Africa.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 06:21

The Mauritanian Navy has commissioned into service two new offshore patrol boats from China as part of efforts to bolster maritime security in the North African nation.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 06:19

Namibia has received a batch of small arms from Russia to equip its Marine Corps as part of contracts signed in previous years.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 06:18

Maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the United States concluded exercise Phoenix Express 2016 with closing ceremonies in Souda Bay, Greece, on 27 May.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 – 06:53

Russia has delivered the first two Mi-28NE attack helicopters to Algeria, out of an order for 42 of the aircraft. Photos posted by defence blog Secret Difa3 show two Mi-28NEs in Algerian colours being unloaded from what is apparently an Antonov An-124 cargo aircraft in Algeria on 26 May. Algerian Mi-28s have been seen flying in Russia for several months now ahead of deliveries.