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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Dim 24 Fév 2013 - 14:24

même en Belgique, l'EM voulait l’Ecureuil mais le gouvernement a pris l'A-109 après avoir étais arrosé par Agusta

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Dim 24 Fév 2013 - 14:37

oui je me rappel de l´affaire agusta dans les infos euronews dans les mi 90s..
agusta est un corrupteur par excellence

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Ven 1 Mar 2013 - 12:16

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South Africa reveals revised defence budget
By Helmoed-Römer Heitman
3/1/2013
The decline in the capabilities of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is set to continue after the government announced only a small increase in its budget.

The ZAR40,243.3 billion (USD4.5 billion) defence budget represents a 7.34% increase and is 0.75% higher than previously planned, but still ZAR485 million less than had been requested.

The minor increase is barely enough to cover inflation and does not fully take into account the strain of the SANDF's high operational tempo, nor the need to fill critical capability gaps and replace obsolete equipment. The small increases proposed for 2014 (6.09%) and 2015 (5.68%) will aggravate the problem.

The budget has been juggled to cover the SANDF's growing operational commitments, with a 10.97% increase for force employment and a 15.08% increase for the navy to partly offset two years of effectively unfunded anti-piracy patrols.

The allocation for "regional security" operations will grow from ZAR1,175.13 million in the current year to ZAR1,401.3 million, with smaller increases in the following years, while "support to the people", which includes border protection, will increase substantially from ZAR599 million to ZAR848.85 million and to ZAR1,099.3 million by 2015.

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Jeu 7 Mar 2013 - 22:06

le drone sud africain à bas coût..

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caractérisé par un prix et un coût d'utilisation bas ainsi peu de logistique nécessaire pour le faire fonctionner (un ordinateur portable et une antenne de transmission) idéal pour les pays africain à faible budget. testé récemment il a une endurance de 6h et un rayon d'action de 100km et peut atteindre les 12 000 pieds (3,66 km). Le développement continue mais un client est déjà intéressé en attendant d'autres.

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mer 13 Mar 2013 - 11:17

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Almost half of SA’s Gripens ‘in storage’

DEFENCE Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has conceded that almost half of the air force’s state-of-the-art Gripen jet fighters have been placed in long-term storage.

Twenty-six Gripen fighters were purchased as part of the controversial arms deal at a cost of more than R10bn, but there has long been speculation that some or all of them would have to be mothballed due to lack of funds to keep them flying operationally.

The fighters, as well as Hawk trainers, played a critical role in securing South Africa’s air space during the 2010 soccer World Cup.

When it was first mooted that some of the Gripens be placed in storage in 2010, questions were raised about South Africa’s air defence capability and the legacy of the multibillion-rand arms deal.

At the time, local defence expert and Jane’s Defence Weekly correspondent Helmoed Heitman said the decision would leave South Africa "vulnerable" should there be an incident. It would leave the air force unable to enforce a no-fly zone, as has been mooted for Sudan’s Darfur region.

On Tuesday, in response to a parliamentary question by Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier, Ms Mapisa-Nqakula acknowledged that almost half of the Gripens bought were in storage.

"The South African Air Force (SAAF) has 12 Gripen fighter aircraft placed in long-term storage," Ms Mapisa-Nqakula said.

"These aircraft are placed in a storage as a planned activity in line with their utilisation and the budget expenditure patterns/flow of the SAAF."

Mr Maynier responded that "the 12 Gripen fighters in long-term storage are presumably vacuum-packed like frozen chickens, in a hangar somewhere in South Africa", and that they had effectively been grounded because the operating budget had been stripped to the bone and the air force could not fly them.

"The sad facts of the Gripen system are as follows: 26 Gripen fighter jets were delivered; 10 or fewer are operational; 12 are in long-term storage; there are six qualified pilots; there are about 150 flying hours available to the entire squadron for 2013."
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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mer 13 Mar 2013 - 14:13

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"The sad facts of the Gripen system are as follows: 26 Gripen fighter jets were delivered; 10 or fewer are operational; 12 are in long-term storage; there are six qualified pilots; there are about 150 flying hours available to the entire squadron for 2013."
il fut un temps ou la SAAF etait un exemple Rolling Eyes
normal que les pilotes competents desertent ce cirque..

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Ven 15 Mar 2013 - 16:03

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Final Rooivalk Handover Cements Relationship Between Denel and SAAF


(Source: Denel; issued March 14, 2013)



Mike Kgobe, the CEO of Denel Aviation says the acceptance of the locally developed combat support helicopter marks the culmination of a 26 year partnership between the SAAF and Denel. “We took this proudly South African aircraft through all its stages – from design to manufacturing, upgrading and retrofitting – to the point where it will soon be deployed.

Denel will continue to be involved with the Rooivalk through on-going maintenance and repair services and providing the continued airworthiness engineering support to ensure the fleet of 11 helicopters remains mission ready.

Mr Kgobe says the Rooivalk project is indicative of the symbiotic relationship between Denel Aviation and the SAAF. “We are always ready to provide technical and ground support to ensure the operational readiness of the Air Force’s fleet.”

This relationship was strengthened last week with an agreement in which Denel Aviation will continue to deliver vital maintenance services to the SAAF, leading to continued airworthiness and the upkeep of air assets.

“This is a win-win situation for both Denel and the SAAF which results in the retention of high-level critical skills, a focused service delivery and cost effectiveness for the SAAF,” says Mr Kgobe.

The company recently received a “zero defect report” from the SAAF to confirm that all 11 Rooivalk helicopters have been upgraded to block 1F baseline standards.

Denel Aviation is receiving excellent feedback from the SAAF – and especially from 16 Squadron at Air Force Base Bloemspruit – where the first batch of helicopters has now been flying continuously since April 2011

Dewald Steyn, the project manager: Rooivalk, at Denel Aviation says the performance of the aircraft is being closely monitored and evaluated from a design and development perspective. The helicopter has exceeded the expectations and no major maintenance or repair work has thus far been required.

The Rooivalk project started its design phase in 1984 and had its first flight in April 1990. It attracted world-wide attention for its unique design and capabilities and has been displayed at major international air shows in England, Dubai, Malaysia and Cape Town.

Denel Aviation was responsible for the final modifications to the helicopter to improve its safety and reliability and accuracy of its weapons systems and to complete all outstanding certification flight testing to enable the application for a full military type certificate at the Cabinet-agreed deployment baseline.
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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Lun 25 Mar 2013 - 13:31

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Centrafrique : Accrochages meutriers entre les rebelles et les militaires sud-africains
25 mars 2013 – 13:54
Les rebelles de la coalition Séléka ont ainsi pris le contrôle de Bangui, la capitale de la République centrafricaine (RCA) et mis en fuite le président François Bozizé, au terme d’une progression éclair. Ce qu’ils avaient été à deux doigts de faire en décembre dernier, avant la signature d’un accord de cessez-le-feu signé à Libreville.

A l’époque, afin de protéger le président Bozizé mais aussi dans le cadre d’un accord de défense conclu entre les deux pays, l’Afrique du Sud avait envoyé à Bangui un contingent de 400 soldats et sa présence a été l’une des raisons qui ont motivé la Séléka de reprendre les armes, étant donné que son départ figurait dans l’accord de Libreville.

Cela étant, la prise de Bangui par les rebelles ne s’est pas faite sans coups de feu. Et d’après Pretoria, plusieurs soldats sud-africains y ont perdu la vie. “Suite à des combats entre des membres des forces nationales sud-africaines de défense (SANDF) et les rebelles du Centrafrique, il y a eu des morts des deux côtés”, a en effet affirmé le brigadier-général sud-africain Xolani Mabanga, qui a indiqué ne pas pouvoir “confirmer aucun chiffre.”

Mais d’après Jacob Zuma, le président sud-africain, le bilan serait de 13 morts et de 27 blessés dans les rangs du contingent de la SANDF. “Nous n’avons pas décidé de nous retirer de la Centrafrique en raison de l’existence d’un accord entre nos pays” a-t-il par ailleurs déclaré. “Quand la poussière sera retombée, nous évaluerons si notre présence sera encore nécessaire”, a-t-il ajouté.

Etant donné que François Bozizé est en fuite, le chef de la Séléka, Michel Djotodia, s’est proclamé président. “Le premier ministre actuel reste en place et le gouvernement va être légèrement remanié”, a indiqué Eric Massi, le porte-parole du mouvement rebelle. “Bangui est calme et sous notre contrôle mais nous avons des choses à faire sur le terrain en termes de sécurité. Il faut mettre fin aux pillages”, a-t-il précisé.

Mais le renversement du président Bozizé a été condamné par la présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine (UA), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (qui est sud-africaine, ndlr).

“Les statuts de l’Union africaine prévoient, dans le cas d’un changement de pouvoir anticonstitutionnel, la suspension du pays (concerné) des activités de l’UA, l’isolement complet des responsables et l’adoption de sanctions contre ceux-ci”, a-t-elle fait valoir, par voie de communiqué.

Quant au secrétaire général des Nations unies, Ban Ki-moon, il a condamné “la prise de pouvoir anticonstitutionnelle” de la Séléka et s’est dit “profondément préoccupé par les allégations de violations sérieuses des droits de l’homme”, ainsi que par “par la grave situation humanitaire dans le pays, et par le fait que des pillages soient toujours signalés dans la capitale Bangui, y compris dans des propriétés de l’ONU.”

Pour assurer la sécurité des ressortissants français et étrangers présents à Bangui, la France a renforcé ses effectifs présents sur place dans le cadre de l’opération Boali. Aux 250 militaires du 1er Régiment d’Infanterie (RI) sont venus s’ajouter 300 hommes supplémentaires, qui, prépositionnés au Gabon, appartiennent au 3e Régiment d’Infanterie de Marine (RIMa) et au 8e Régiment de Parachutistes d’Infanterie de Marine (RPIMa), unité qui avait déjà été aux avant-postes, à Bangui, en décembre dernier.

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Lun 1 Avr 2013 - 11:52

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South Africa helicopter crash kills five in Kruger park

Five members of the South African military have died in a helicopter crash, officials said.

The aircraft was patrolling the Kruger National Park on Saturday evening looking for rhino poachers.

The patrol was routine and an investigation is under way.

The poaching of rhinos is rampant in South Africa. Their horns are sold in Asia, where some believe they have medicinal purposes, although there is no evidence to support it.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation quoted Brig Gen Xolani Mabanga as saying that the Agusta A1-0-9 light utility helicopter had come down at around 19:00 GMT on Saturday, killing all five people on board.

Gen Mabanga said the ministry of defence extended condolences to the families of the deceased, all members of the South African National Defence Force.
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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Lun 1 Avr 2013 - 15:49

RIP
ca confirme ce que j´ai dit en haut sur l´helico

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Dim 7 Avr 2013 - 18:26

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Afrique du sud : l'opposition veut des explications sur la
mission militaire en RDC
07/04/2013 à 15h:44 Par AFP
L'opposition sud-africaine a exigé dimanche du président Jacob Zuma qu'il informe
"immédiatement" le Parlement sur le déploiement sud-africain en République
démocratique du Congo (RDC), après le fiasco militaire en Centrafrique qui a coûté la vie à
13 hommes lors de la chute de Bangui le 24 mars.
"Le président a l'obligation d'informer immédiatement le Parlement et avec les détails appropriés sur
tous les déploiements de l'armée sud-africaine", a souligné le député David Maynier, membre du
principal parti d'opposition à l'ANC, l'Alliance Démocratique (DA), dans un communiqué.
"Ce n'est pas une mission de maintien de la paix, mais une mission de pacification" et "pour dire les
choses simplement, l'armée sud-africaine va partir en guerre contre les rebelles de RDC", ajoute M.
Maynier, craignant "un risque très élevé de nouveaux morts pour l'armée sud-africaine". "Le président
a induit le parlement en erreur à propos du déploiement de l'armée sud-africaine en Centrafrique, il ne
doit pas être autorisé à faire de même à propos du déploiement en RDC", ajoute encore M. Maynier.
Le journal City Press rapporte dans son édition dominicale que des centaines de tonnes de matériel
ont été embarquées de Bloemfontein (centre), Pretoria et Makhado (nord) à bord d'avions cargo
russes pour gagner la frontière ougandaise où l'armée sud-africaine devrait, selon le journal, avoir une
base pour les opérations en RDC.
Il ajoute que plus d'un millier de militaires sud-africains devraient participer à la brigade d'intervention
autorisée par l'ONU pour "neutraliser" les groupes armés opérant dans l'est de la RDC. Ce chiffre d'un
millier d'hommes a déjà paru la semaine dernière dans la presse mais l'AFP n'en a obtenu ni la
confirmation ni le démenti de la part de l'armée.
Lourdes pertes en Centrafrique
"Les pertes que nous avons subies en Centrafrique ne vont pas nous empêcher de mener à bien07/04/13 Imprimer :Afriquedusud: l'oppositionveut des explications sur lamissionmilitaireenRDC : JeuneAfrique.com
d'autres missions", a déclaré dimanche un porte-parole de l'armée, Xolani Mabanga , à l'agence de
presse sud-africaine Sapa.
Environ 3.000 hommes doivent composer la brigade d'intervention contre les rebelles congolais,
venant d'Afrique du Sud, de Tanzanie et du Malawi.
L'Afrique du Sud a déjà un bataillon stationné en RDC à Munigi, à 3 km de Goma (est), dans le cadre
de la Monusco, la mission de l'ONU pour la stabilisation de la RDC, qui n'a pas vocation à engager des
combats. L'armée sud-africaine a aussi trois hélicoptères postés à Gemena, dans le nord de la RDC.
L'armée sud-africaine post-apartheid a essuyé en Centrafrique en mars ses plus lourdes pertes
humaines depuis sa création en 1994 et la presse s'inquiète du rapport de forces à venir en RDC.
Selon City Press, les Sud-Africains seront soutenus notamment par des hélicoptères d'attaques
Rooivalk mais les rebelles seront avantagés par leur connaissance du terrain et l'armement lourd volé
à l'armée régulière congolaise.
Un analyste cité dans la presse affirme que le déploiement de la brigade aura lieu fin avril. Des médias
avaient évoqué la date de juillet la semaine dernière, sans confirmation ni démenti de l'armée sudafricaine

www.jeuneafrique.com/Articleimp_DEPAFP20130407154450_afrique-du-sud-l-opposition-veut-des-explications-sur-la-mission-militaire-en-rdc.html 2/2

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Jeu 11 Avr 2013 - 14:30

La marine sud-africaine va continuer sa mission anti-pirates dans le canal du Mozambique au moins jusqu'en mars 2014.

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Navy to stay in Mozambique Channel until March 2014


Written by Kim Helfrich Wednesday, 10 April 2013 12:09

The South African Navy will continue anti-piracy patrols in the Mozambique Channel until at least the end of March next year.

This is in terms of an edict issued by South African National Defence Force (SANDF) commander-in-chief, President Jacob Zuma. The announcement was made this week in terms of section 201(2) (c) of the Constitution.

South Africa’s involvement in anti-piracy operations off the east coast of the continent was formalised by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) entered into with Mozambique and Tanzania. The MOU is part of the Southern African Development Community’s contribution to end piracy off the East African coast.

This has seen the maritime arm of the SANDF as the main contributor to anti-piracy patrols in the Mozambique Channel with support from the SA Air Force and the SA Army, based at Pemba. The airborne elements involved have centred round the ageing C-47TP maritime patrol aircraft and the single-engined Cessna 208 Caravan. Land-based forces have supported the Navy’s Maritime Reaction Squadron in boarding and search operations of ships classified as “suspicious”.

The Presidency indicated 220 South African Navy sailors, supported by various SA Air Force musterings and elements of the SA Army have been active in Operation Copper between November last year and the end of March this year.

While the anti-piracy tasking is normally assigned to one of the Navy’s Valour Class frigates, this has not always been possible due to non-availability of ships. The fleet replenishment ship, SAS Drakensberg, has completed two tours of duty in the Channel.

She is, to date, the only SA Navy vessel to have been part of a successful patrol sortie. This saw her take on the stopper role to prevent a pirate vessel sailing south to escape an EU Navfor patrol further up the east coast.

In just on three years of deployment in this tasking only one death has been recorded.

Last may Maritime Reaction Squadron member, Able Seaman Thulani Mbuli, drowned during a boarding sortie of a suspected pirate dhow.

SAS Amatola is currently on station on the Channel. While the main tasking of the ship and her crew is anti-piracy interdiction this has not stopped her from assisting seafarers in distress.

Last month Amatola was on the receiving end of a distress call from the Panamanian vessel, MV Meem, at anchor in Nacala Bay. Amatola responded and urgent medical treatment was given to three crew members infected with malaria.


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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Sam 4 Mai 2013 - 10:56

SAS Isandlwana ( F146 )



SAS Mendi ( F148 )


Exercice SAR à bord du SAS Spioenkop ( F147 )


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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Ven 10 Mai 2013 - 8:58

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Navy commences upgrade of fourth strike craft


The SA Navy’s ambitions to boost its offshore maritime patrol capability took a step forward on Wednesday when the fourth and final Warrior-class strike craft left Simon’s Town for refit in Durban, where it will be converted into an offshore patrol vesel.

It was revealed last year that the Navy was keen to retain three Warrior-class (ex-Minister-class) strike craft as offshore patrol vessels (OPV) for as long as possible. The Navy subsequently decided to retain a fourth vessel in service as well, with all undergoing a Life Extension Programme.

The four surviving strike craft, of nine originally received in the in the 1970s and 1980s, are being refurbished and converted into offshore patrol vessels by Durban-based Southern African Shipyards. The work conducted on the vessels relates to electrical, mechanical and general hull maintenance and involves refurbishment, replacement and repainting.

The first vessel, SAS Isaac Dyobha (P1565), arrived in Durban in October last year. Having discharged all her fuel, oils and stores, the vessel was transferred to a floating dock and mounted on specially constructed cradles, where refurbishment began.

The next vessel to undergo refurbishment was SAS Makhanda (P1569), which left Simon’s Town under tow on 3 November. SAS Galeshewe (P1567) arrived in Durban in mid-December, having just completed a patrol off the east coast.

With both SAS Isaac Dyobha (now alongside undergoing short-term maintenance) and SAS Galeshewe (operationally available) having completed their Life Extension Programme and SAS Makhanda almost complete, the stripped hull of SAS Adam Kok (P1563) left Simon’s Town for Durban on Wednesday, under tow by the hydrographic and oceanographic research vessel SAS Protea.

Since the commissioning of the four Valour-class frigates in 2004/5, strike-craft have been used in the OPV role. Late last year, Rear Admiral (JG) Bravo Mhlana, South African Navy Director Force Preparation, told defenceWeb that “what we are building with those patrol vessels is for the future acquisition of offshore patrol vessels under Project Biro. That is why we must keep those vessels as long as we can when we can transfer crews from those to the new patrol vessels.”

Another motive for refurbishing the vessels is to allow them to be used in the training role. “To ensure our sailors get maximum exposure, we are also going to use those vessels for the young recruits that we receive from (naval training base) SAS Saldanha where we promote a seagoing culture,” Mhlana said.

A further four ex-Mine Hunter vessels are also being operated in the OPV role. These include SAS Umkomaas (undergoing maintenance), SAS Umhloti (operationally available), SAS Umzimkulu (operationally available) and SAS Umgeni (undergoing refit).

The OPVs have also been used for fishery patrols when the patrol vessels operated on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) could not go to sea.

The patrol vessel fleet will be home-ported once the newly upgraded Naval Base Durban at Salisbury Island in the Port of Durban has been re-commissioned.

Rear Admiral Hanno Teuteberg, Chief Director Maritime Strategy, mentioned to defenceWeb in April this year that early Indications are that the life of the OPV vessels can be extended until for at least five years, to coincide with Project Biro, the new build Offshore/Inshore patrol vessel project.
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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Lun 20 Mai 2013 - 9:43

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South Africa's air force showed off its military might on Thursday with precision bombing and helicopter gunships firing fusillades of rockets just days ahead of an unprecedented "peace enforcing" deployment to eastern Congo. Two months after 13 troops were killed by rebels in Central African Republic in South Africa's heaviest military losses since the end of apartheid, Pretoria is gearing up to send 1,000 soldiers to Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile border with Rwanda and Uganda.




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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mar 25 Juin 2013 - 19:03

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Sam 13 Juil 2013 - 14:41



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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Jeu 18 Juil 2013 - 12:34

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SAAF has no Gripen support contract


The South African Air Force (SAAF) has no support contract with Saab to maintain its fleet of Gripen fighter jets as previous support contracts have expired.

Magnus Lewis-Olsson, President of Saab South Africa, told defenceWeb yesterday at the Land Forces Africa conference in Pretoria the SAAF had been living on interim support contracts, but since April had no support contracts at all.

Lewis-Olsson said Saab was hoping to get a support contract in place within the next few months.

He was concerned the SAAF would not be able to operate the Gripen without some form of support contract – the Air Force at the moment does hands on maintenance work, but it is not a good for the aircraft to fly for extended periods without proper maintenance and support.

South Africa ordered 28 Saab Gripen C & D advanced light fighter aircraft in 1999 as part of a “strategic defence package”. The order was later trimmed to 26. The Gripen were acquired as a package with 24 BAE Systems Hawk Mk120 lead-in fighter trainers. In 2007 Treasury put the cost of the Gripen acquisition, Project Ukhozi, at R19.908 billion. By August 2011, the SAAF had spent R151 million on Gripen support.

In March Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula told Parliament 12 Gripens were in long-term storage. This because the SAAF did not have the necessary funding to fly them.

As far back as 2010 previous Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu warned a lack of money could ground the Gripen. That year’s Department of Defence annual report also warned “combined with recent funding cuts for the medium term expenditure framework period, the air force will only be able to sustain the Hawk system”.

“Without adequate funding levels being provided, the air force will not be able to meet its mandate in terms of defence or its support of government initiatives in the medium and longer term. The unwanted reality is portions of aircraft fleets may have to be placed in long-term storage, and certain capabilities, units or bases may have to be closed down,” the report stated.
Source: defenceWeb


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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mer 24 Juil 2013 - 11:43

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Money woes ground SAAF choppers - report

Johannesburg - None of the South African Air Force's 18 Agusta A109 helicopters are being used, because there is no money to operate them, Beeld reported on Wednesday.

The helicopters were occasionally enabled, but did not ascend, an anonymous source reportedly told the newspaper.

In the long term, this reportedly meant pilots could lose their competency skills and that the helicopters would fall into disuse.

Beeld reported that the SAAF's 26 Gripen fighter aircraft, which were bought in the multi-million-rand arms deal a few years ago, were also rarely used.

A senior South African National Defence Force officer reportedly told the newspaper said the situation was grim.

Amid a 60-percent budget cut, it was considering selling the Gripens and not just the A109 helicopters, but all helicopter operations.

Military expert Helmoed-Romer Heitman reportedly said the SAAF was suffering from the government's indecision about what it expected from an army.

“An air force without fighter aircraft is a dead duck in Africa's military context. An army without helicopters and transport aircraft is a dinosaur in a swamp,” he was quoted as saying.

“An army without attack and tactical transport helicopters is a lame duck. A navy without helicopters and maritime patrol planes is blind.”

According to the newspaper, the SANDF did not respond to requests for comment. - Sapa
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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mer 24 Juil 2013 - 11:53

Ils sont tellement en galère les SudAf ou quoi ? C'est maintenir en vie "Madiba" qui coûte si cher ? Laughing 

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mer 24 Juil 2013 - 14:03

et ca se veut la meilleure armée d´afrique Rolling Eyes 
dommage il fut un temps ou elle l´etait vraiment,une grande armée,avant que les zulus prennent le pouvoir et foutent tout en l´air dans ce pays
toutes les branches sont touchés par ce fleau sidafricain,l´ANC n´a jamais paronné a l´armée l´avoir combattu

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Mer 24 Juil 2013 - 14:16

C'est sur que l'Armée est rester comme le dernier bastion de l'Elite blanche, il est normal pour l'ANC de vouloir réduire sa puissance...en plus d'être influencer par les pacifistes de la gauche sud africaine, bref triste fin pour l'ex SADF

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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Jeu 25 Juil 2013 - 13:49

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US and South African militaries conduct exercise Shared Accord 13
25 July 2013
The US military is conducting a joint military training exercise, code-named Shared Accord 13 (SA 13), with the South African National Defence Forces (SANDF) near Port Elizabeth in South Africa.

Scheduled to be carried out in the eastern cape cities of Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and East London, the annual training exercise involves participation from around 700 US personnel from the army, marines, navy and air force, alongside more than 3,000 SANDF members.

The joint peace-keeping and humanitarian exercise will feature a broad spectrum of training missions to validate the operational capabilities of both militaries.

Specific scenarios will include an amphibious assault, combined live-fire exercise, situational training exercises, as well as tactical airborne assault missions.

The second armored brigade combat team, first infantry division executive officer major Chuck Slagle said the exercise is designed to enhance interoperability and forge friendships between the US the South African Defence Force."The South Africans have a lot of experience and really we're just sharing. We're not training them on anything. We're improving each other through this exercise," Slagle said.

SA 13 watch officer sergeant major Andrew Stanley said: "It shows the military capabilities and also the cooperation between the different forces."

Besides tactical training, the exercise will also include a Humanitarian Civic Action (HCA) event, during which the US and South African military medics will provide health services, including dental, HIV screening and ophthalmology services to civilians.

The US military is deploying its light medium tactical vehicle (LMTV), high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV), and a deployable headquarters for the exercise, which is scheduled to conclude on 7 August.

Exercise Shared Accord aims to increase the ability of both US and South African forces to respond to humanitarian disasters and peace keeping operations worldwide.


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MessageSujet: Re: South African National Defence Force (SANDF)   Ven 2 Aoû 2013 - 11:01

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SA Navy crippled by lack of qualified personnel


The South African Navy is being crippled by a lack of qualified personnel, which means that only half its frigates and one of its three submarines can be manned at any one time.

According to a well-placed source in the South African defence environment, only one of the three submarines can go to sea as the South African Navy (SAN) has enough

Personnel to man one at a time.

Further compounding this is the fact that the Navy’s submarine fleet spends two thirds of its time in the dockyard


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