Military stake stymies R57bn Zim platinum project

2019-05-15 12:40

A plan to build Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum mine at a cost of about $4bn, about R57bn, is floundering because a military stake in the project has deterred potential backers, according to people familiar with the funding discussions.

Stop paying 'millions to protect ministers' and equip SANDF to protect borders - DA's Msimanga

2019-04-09 17:35

The millions of rands allocated to protect ministers should rather be going to the SANDF so that it can be better equipped to protect the country's borders, DA Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga has said.

Mental health help becoming less of a stigma in military

2019-03-08 19:30

In the US military there has been a fundamental shift regarding attitudes on mental health.

Microsoft workers call on company to cancel military contract

2019-02-24 13:23

A group of Microsoft employees are demanding that the company abandon a $480m contract with the US Army to build versions of its HoloLens augmented reality headsets for the battlefield.

'It's not a funky chicken jive out there' - SA army chief slams budget cuts as 'dangerous'

2018-10-18 15:02

Budget cuts at the SA National Defence Force could result in a lack of proper training for those who should be equipped to protect the country, the SANDF chief has warned.

Trump's Space Force is about beating China, as Beijing is talking as if it already owns space

2018-08-12 12:58

The US is the only power strong enough to stop Beijing in the South China Sea — or in space.

The Russian Navy was all set to impress President Vladimir Putin on Navy Day — and then this happened

2018-07-31 20:57

As the naval parade majestically unfolded, a Serna-class landing craft had an unfortunate accident.

Russia just released videos of its next generation of nuclear weapons — Here's what we know

2018-07-21 16:36

Russian President Vladimir Putin bragged in March that these new nuclear weapons render make US missile defences useless.

'It's gonna be red, white, and blue': Trump reveals how he wants to overhaul Air Force One

2018-07-17 22:03

US President Donald Trump elaborated on his plans for an Air Force One upgrade, announcing that the new billion-dollar presidential planes will boast enhanced interiors and exteriors.

China looks set to deploy a railgun on a destroyer by 2025 — and humiliate the US Navy in doing so

2018-07-02 17:54

However, everything is not always as it appears with the Chinese military.


People are mocking China for celebrating its 'incredibly strong' soldiers with a video showing them running through an obstacle course

2019-05-09 09:01

"They fear nothing," China's state-run news organization said of the country's army.

The US and China are gearing up for a missile fight — and the US is at a huge disadvantage

2019-03-17 12:37

The US is doomed to lose an increasingly hot missile race with China because of severe geographic, political, and military constraints.

Russia threatened to vaporise US cities — here are the areas in the US most likely to be hit in a nuclear attack

2019-02-26 12:22

"It's exceedingly unlikely that such an attack would be fully successful," said Stephen Schwartz, the author of "Atomic Audit."

China admits that its army had no idea what to do with its fancy new tanks

2019-01-23 06:30

In a mock battle last year, an elite combined arms brigade was soundly defeated despite being armed with China's toughest tank, state media reported.

Faction of 'white South African guards' promoted apartheid at Iraqi army base - report

2018-09-19 14:45

An investigative report into a US air base in Iraq has uncovered a number of irregular and sinister practices, including a racist 'apartheid' culture perpetrated by South Africans employed as guards.

'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.

The UK just unveiled a next-generation fighter jet that could be unmanned and armed with lasers

2018-07-18 10:52

Nicknamed the "Tempest," it could be armed with lasers, swarming UAVs, and be resilient against cyber attacks.

India says it's going ahead with a major Russian arms deal, and the US may have already backed itself into a corner

2018-07-17 15:33

The US has tried to warn other countries away from deals with the Russian defence and intelligence sectors, but India has longstanding ties with Moscow and is undeterred.

Google's internal rebellion over military contracts reportedly began when 9 engineers mutinied over a mysterious technology

2018-06-22 15:36

Inside the company, the engineers are now revered, and have become known as the “Group of Nine”.

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