• Hercules avionics upgrade [AAD18D3]

    Paramount Advanced Technologies (Hangar 4, Stand W14) has unveiled an Integrated Avionics Suite (IAS) upgrade for the Lockheed Martin C-130.

  • Waterkloof welcomes the world [AAD18D3]

    This year’s Africa Aerospace and Defence show is a year for anniversaries. The AAD show itself celebrates 20 years, while the hosting venue, Waterkloof Air Force Base, is 80 years old. Armscor is also commemorating its 50th anniversary in 2018.

  • Rugged boats and protected vehicles [AAD18D3]

    South African defence logistics and services company Twiga has brought its 850 MPB military patrol boat to AAD, showcasing the rugged vessel alongside its Nyoka 4x4 protected vehicle. Four of the vessels have recently been delivered to the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) after being built in Cape Town. Uganda is also an operator of the Nyoka, having initially driven the vehicle’s requirement.

  • Encouraging females into aerospace [AAD18D3]

    AAD 2018 host partner, the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA), hosted Women in Aviation in its chalets yesterday. Speaking at the event, CAASA president, Tracey Eloff, reiterated the association’s support for Women in Aviation.

  • Husky sniffs [AAD18D3]

    With its worldwide reputation for successful detection and identification of explosives, the South African-developed Husky vehicle from DCD Protected Mobility is being shown at AAD as part of the US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III display in the static aircraft park.

  • Boeing flies Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade for first time

    Boeing has flown a Block 2-standard CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter for the first time with the Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade (ACRB), the company announced on 16 January. The flight came some 10 months after the first Block 2 helicopter made its maiden flight with standard rotor blades. No
  • US AROC approves Spike NLOS acquisition

    The US Army Requirements Oversight Council (AROC) has approved the acquisition of an undisclosed number of Rafael Advanced Defence System Spike NLOS (non-line-of-sight) air-to-surface missiles (ASMs) to equip the service’s AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters with a stand-off ASM
  • Egypt demonstrates aerial refuelling for combat aircraft

    Egypt now has the capability to aerial refuel combat aircraft, with an official video released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) showing ‘buddy-buddy’ systems fitted to air force MiG-29M ‘Fulcrum’ fighters. The video, which was released on 13 January to highlight the
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