UPDATE: SANDF confirms SA Air Force plane crash in DRC

2020-01-09 16:34

A South African Air Force plane has crashed at Goma Airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

ANALYSIS: Soldiers won't stem gang violence because the army is in a sorry state

2019-08-19 11:25

Despite their limited mandate, the army has just too few soldiers to patrol the ten suburbs that are home to over 1 million people.

How to steal power from the Cape Flats war lords – without the army

2019-07-21 09:05

Gangs do not form by accident. In Cape Town, organised gangs have been a community force since the era of forced removals, write Mark Shaw and Simone Haysom.

16 militia killed in northeast DR Congo: army

2019-06-26 08:23

Sixteen militiamen have been killed in northeastern DR Congo, the military said on Tuesday, an area where ethnic violence has left at least 160 dead and forced hundreds of thousands to flee in the past two weeks.

US soldiers will soon be armed with these game-changing drones that fit in the palm of your hand

2019-02-03 14:18

Here's why tiny reconnaissance drones will soon be a total game changer for US soldiers in the field.

Civilian company found operating out of shed on naval base

2018-12-07 16:28

A whistleblower has alerted the South African Navy to the fact that a civilian mechanical repair workshop is operating from an unused shed at the SAS Wingfield base in Cape Town.

China is said to be recruiting an elite group of 'patriotic' kids to help develop AI weapons

2018-11-09 20:50

China has touted its artificial intelligence capabilities in the past, though it's largely kept its AI-weapons technology under wraps.

'Peace behind me, war in front of me': China's new Army propaganda video is chilling and viral

2018-08-11 18:52

The video emotionally underscores the sacrifices made by service members of the People's Liberation Army.

18 armies just took part in a crazy tank race in Russia – and South Africa came dead last

2018-07-30 15:43

It took South Africa nearly an hour to complete an Army Games 2018 tank race with an average time of just over 32 minutes.

5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found

2017-08-17 08:36

US Coast Guard and military crews have searched the ocean off Hawaii for five people aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a night-time training exercise.


SANDF's extended deployment in Western Cape expected to cost R64m

2019-09-17 19:54

The further deployment of the South African National Defence Force in the Western Cape will cost just over R64m.

Ramaphosa must deploy soldiers to ensure our safety – Prasa workers

2019-07-26 10:13

Unionised workers at Prasa have embarked on a nationwide strike calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take steps to ensure a safer working environment and a safe and reliable train service for commuters.

WATCH: 'Vang die varke' – SANDF receives hero's welcome in Manenberg

2019-07-18 20:37

Seven days after the announcement that the SA National Defence Force would be deployed to Cape Town's gang-ravaged areas, soldiers on Thursday received a hero's welcome when the army carriers slowly made its way through Manenberg and Hanover Park.

The US Army is working on new camouflage to hide soldiers from one of their greatest threats

2019-04-14 14:58

A US Army soldier may be well hidden from the watchful eyes of the enemy but light up like a Christmas tree on an advanced thermal imaging device.

US Army snipers played hide-and-seek to test new camouflaged ghillie suits for next-level combat

2018-12-13 13:55

US military camouflage is increasingly vulnerable to the improved capabilities of America's adversaries.

Protecting South Africa's borders: Rocky roads and unrelenting conditions

2018-11-17 17:13

Despite unrelenting terrain, the beating sun and vast tracks of land to patrol, South African Defence Force soldiers have still managed to apprehend more than 6 000 people - allegedly for trying to illegally enter South African from Mozambique since January.

Britain reportedly practiced a cyberattack to send Moscow into total blackout

2018-10-08 13:35

Britain reportedly practiced a cyberattack on Saturday and Sunday, which will send Moscow into total blackout if Vladimir Putin's forces attack the West. UK forces just did their biggest military exercise for 10 years in the Omani desert, which also

'Dunkirk spirit': UK banks are preparing billions in emergency lending to support the economy under a no-deal Brexit

2018-07-31 20:56

However, banks themselves have concerns over the enforceability of billions of pounds of cross-border contracts.

The pros and cons of deploying the army in our neighbourhoods

2017-10-11 07:36

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has asked the assistance of the army to fight crime in Gauteng and Cape Town. Under what circumstances is it allowed and what are the risks? The ISS's Johan Burger explains.

WATCH: South African journalist caught in Turkish army raid

Ben Said was in TRT World's Istanbul newsroom when Turkish soldiers stormed in.

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