The SAAF Forum

Discussion on the SAAF and other southern African air forces.
It is currently 16 Oct 2021, 02:02

All times are UTC + 2 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 104 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2019, 13:15 
Offline

Joined: 30 Aug 2019, 16:32
Posts: 41
Quote:
Windhoek, 23 October 2019: Namibia is hosting a three-day 11th African Standby Force (ASF) Training Implementation Workshop (TIW) organised by the African Union Peace Support Operations Division at the Safari Hotel-Windhoek.

The ASF-TIW is an annual stock taking activity on training and capacity development of the AFS.

The main aim of the 11th ASF-TIW is to coordinate and harmonize training activities in accordance with the Training Policy and Training Directives of the ASF. It also offers the opportunity for AU, Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms, Training Centers of Excellence /Training Institutions to gauge progress made in the implementation of current Training Directives so as to facilitate harmonisation of technical support for continental and regional training initiatives by relevant partners.

Dr. Wilhelmina Shivute, Deputy Executive Director of Defence officiated the opening ceremony.The meeting is attended by key decision-makers at the Continental and Regional Planning Elements.

https://www.facebook.com/MODNamibia

group photo
Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2019, 18:50 
Offline

Joined: 30 Aug 2019, 16:32
Posts: 41
40 Officer cadets commisioned in the Namibian Defence Force
Quote:
Okahandja, 04 December 2019: His Excellency, Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia and Commander-In-Chief of the Namibian Defence Force, commissioned 40 young officer cadets into the officers' corps of the NDF after they completed the Regular Commissioning Course.

Dr. Geingob urged the graduates to demonstrate quality leadership, high standard of discipline, patriotism and integrity. "These are the prerequisites that will enable you to lead the men and women placed under your command," President said.

For the past 17 months, the graduates of the 9th Intake of the Regular Commissioning Course, underwent intensive training where they were introduced to the modules of command, leadership, management of resources as well as conventional and non-conventional warfare.

The Commissioning Ceremony was attended by, amongst others, Ministers, Service Chiefs, Regional and Local leadership from Otjozondjupa Region, and the relatives of the graduates.

https://www.facebook.com/MODNamibia

CiC inspecting the quarter guard
Image

Inspection of the parade
Image

Parade formed up
Image

Commandant of the Military School
Image

Acting CDF handing over the CDF award to a top performer
Image
one of the 5 female cadet officer's
Image

Newly commissioned Pilot officer
Image

Cadet officer from the Navy(or midshipman rather #-o )
Image

Group photo
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 31 Mar 2020, 15:26 
Offline

Joined: 30 Aug 2019, 16:32
Posts: 41
As expected Air Vice Marshall Martin Pinehas has been promoted to Air Marshall and appointed as the Chief of Defence Force. Lt John Mutwa has been on sick leave since probably June last year, if not earlier than that and is turning sixty (retirement age) in September this year. AVM Pinehas has been standing in for him since then. This is also the first time a non Army officer has been appointed CDF in the Namibian military.

Of the the current service chiefs he was the most senior two star (after Rear Admiral Vilho was appointed as the Executive Director of the Ministry of Defence and later appointed as Minister of Defence =D> )

Quote:
JUST IN: President Hage Geingob has appointed Air Vice Marshal Martin Kambulu Pinehas as Chief of the Namibian Defence Force starting 1 April. Pinehas replaces Lieutenant General John Mutwa.

In his new role, Pinehas is mandated to make provision for a balanced structuring of the NDF and to make suitable appointments of members under his command within prescribed laws, policies, rules and procedures, to cause charges of indiscipline among members of the Force to be investigated and prosecuted, and to ensure that public resources under his care are efficiently managed and accounted for, among many other duties.

Image

Image
https://www.facebook.com/www.confidente.com.na


Image

Saluting the CiC
Image

The new CDF is flanked to his right by Air Comodore P Kamanya (likely the next Air Force Commander if hes still in active service), Major General J. Namhindo the Joint OPS chief and to his left by Brigadier General F Maiba the Defence Advisor to the President and another one star i cant ID.
Image

Sporting his new three stars and stripes
Image
https://www.facebook.com/MODNamibia
On a slightly negative note, the period in which he's been acting he's been accused of being autocratic and breaking protocol in last years election period here

Quote:
Security bosses divided over post-election military deployment

MATHIAS HAUFIKU and TILENI MONGUDHI

POLICE, military, and intelligence bosses were divided over a decision by acting chief of defence Martin Pinehas to deploy soldiers on Namibian streets in the name of national security.

The Namibian understands that Pinehas' attempt to impress president Hage Geingob for his possible promotion also played a key role in his declaring that the country's security alertness was at its highest level after the elections last month.

Pinehas announced on 2 December that the defence force elevated the country's security alertness to its highest level, and necessary measures are in place to protect national key points and citizens. This followed threats of unspecified action on social media platforms before the national elections.

Sources said Pinehas broke protocol, and involved the army in internal security affairs while there was no threat to the country's national security.

It is alleged that he acted unilaterally, and his actions caused chaos and confusion within the country's security cluster.

The security cluster consists of officials from the ministries of home affairs; justice; international relations; the Namibian Police; the Namibian Defence Force (NDF); the Namibian Central Intelligence Service (NCIS); and correctional services.

The Namibian has learned that apart from the fact that Pinehas does not have powers to deploy soldiers into the streets, he also failed to follow the right procedures before making his decision.

Security sources insisted that the security threat, which prompted Pinehas to act, was allegedly either imaginary at worst, or exaggerated at best.

“It was based on a frivolous assessment,” said a source familiar with the matter.

The Namibian also understands that police inspector general Sebastian Ndeitunga was invited to attend and co-address Pinehas' media briefing, but declined the invitation.

Ndeitunga allegedly snubbed the invitation on grounds that he was not kept in the loop, as well as the fact that his principal, safety and security minister Charles Namoloh, was not briefed at Cabinet level about the said security threat.

Ndeitunga declined to comment when approached for comment last week, saying he was busy with electoral matters at the time of Pinehas' statement.

He referred The Namibian to the defence ministry.

DIVIDED OPINION

A retired military officer told The Namibian that when a security threat to the country is detected, it is dealt with at three different levels before it is made public or forces the security cluster to act on it.

The first level is the intelligence coordination committee, which is occupied by mid-level and senior officers from the police intelligence apparatus, military intelligence, and the Namibian Central Intelligence Service.

These officers share information on what they discover in their operations. Once this committee is satisfied that the potential threat requires attention or action, it is then forwarded to the national joint intelligence committee.

This is a committee comprising service chiefs, mainly the police, defence, correctional services and intelligence chiefs.

https://www.namibian.com.na/86573/read/ ... deployment


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2020, 19:11 
Offline

Joined: 30 Aug 2019, 16:32
Posts: 41
Some visuals from Kenya, Seems like the KDF is not media shy

Ministry of Defence feature 2017


MEET THE KENYA DEFENCE FORCES SERGEANT MAJOR WOI ELIJAH KORANGA


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2020, 19:23 
Offline

Joined: 30 Aug 2019, 16:32
Posts: 41
Rwanda
Link to the RDF's flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdf


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 23 Aug 2020, 12:56 
Offline

Joined: 30 Aug 2019, 16:32
Posts: 41
Quote:
Speaking Friday at the closing stage of a 3-week long (31 July to 20 August 2020) military exercise "EX-KHAN STRIKE" which took place in the Karibib District, Hon. Rear Admiral (rtd) Peter Vilho, Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs said it was prudent that the NDF conducts an interoperability military exercise in order to demonstrate the joint services operational capability. "You can only know yourselves when you exercise together as a defence force, hence Khan Strike Exercise which is being conducted with the aim-to test the interoperability among the forces and to carry out a live demonstration of integrated weapon systems," Minister said at the closing ceremony of the exercise held at the Karibib Military Training Area (Etiro Farm).

Minister said the exercise was neccesary to prepare the force against threats to the wellbeing and the national security. "These type of exercises prepare you to enable to maintain our sovereignty, territorial integrity and create conditions in which democracy is consolidated and social justice and economic development is achieved," he said while clarifying that the exercise was not triggered by any given development but a merely routine informed by the NDF mission statement.

https://www.facebook.com/MODVANamibia

Rear Adm(ret) Peter Vilho,now in civvy street
Image

Air Commodore Abed Hihepa,Deputy Air Force Commander
Image

the VIP and senior officers being briefed on a sand model by a SF Colonel
Image

A pack of Special Forces Agrale Marrua's driving throught the bush
Image

Dismounted Special Forces attacking a target
Image

Infanteers dismounted from Wolf MKII APC's

Image

Alou H-707 flying low
Image

SF forming up
Image
Image

SF Colonel receiving a certificate from the minister
Image



Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 02 Sep 2020, 07:48 
Offline
Honorary Order of the Trommel
User avatar

Joined: 05 Jun 2009, 17:19
Posts: 637
Location: Duitsland
There is a lot of Admirals I see.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Namibian_admirals

Is it not a bit top heavy ?

Nearly one for every ship...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 03 Sep 2020, 11:20 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: 03 May 2005, 08:40
Posts: 3432
Location: Whangarei, New Zealand
Pepster wrote:
There is a lot of Admirals I see.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Namibian_admirals

Is it not a bit top heavy ?

Nearly one for every ship...


Just a tad...

_________________
A plan is simply a basis for change.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 12 Sep 2020, 14:42 
Offline

Joined: 30 Aug 2019, 16:32
Posts: 41
Pepster wrote:
There is a lot of Admirals I see.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Namibian_admirals

Is it not a bit top heavy ?

Nearly one for every ship...



A bit,The Navy Command structure is made up of three admirals, one Two star as Navy Commander, and two One stars as Commander Naval Operations and Commander Naval Support, on that list Rear Admiral's Petrus Tjandja and Setson Hangula are posted Defence Headquarters and the other two are retired :wink:


Last edited by Commodore19 on 12 Sep 2020, 14:47, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 12 Sep 2020, 14:46 
Offline

Joined: 30 Aug 2019, 16:32
Posts: 41
Visuals from Exercise Khan Strike
Speech by the Defence Minister with short inserts of the "action" in between


An Artillery battery Firing G-2's and MRLs


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 13 Jun 2021, 20:55 
Offline

Joined: 30 Aug 2019, 16:32
Posts: 41
Zambia Defence Force held their 45th Defence Forces day earlier today

pics by: https://www.facebook.com/zibanizambia and https://www.facebook.com/EdgarChagwaLungu

disclaimer,im not one bit familiar with the equippment Zambia uses :|

Commander in Chief
Image

Guard of Honor
Image

Infanteers
Image
Image

Ural trucks
Image

BTR's

Image
Image

Some SAM'S
Image

Towed AAA
Image

what appears to be some truck mounted AA System

Image

Drones
Image

APC's

Image

Image

Land cruiser towing an antennae filled trailer

Image


Multiple Rocket Launcher
Image

boat(the chaps on it are wearing maroon berets and one of the shirts is written Special Forces)
Image

fire trucks

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 14 Jun 2021, 07:16 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 29 Jun 2004, 17:19
Posts: 8110
Thanks for posting. :smt023

_________________
How come every time my ship comes in, I'm at the airport?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 15 Jun 2021, 06:18 
Offline

Joined: 12 Apr 2011, 20:49
Posts: 1509
Location: Zwartkop
Agree with Dean on the posting! =D>

It's interesting to see the growth and development of neighbouring countries.

Would it be possible to some photo's of the Alo's in service? [-o<


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 20 Jun 2021, 13:16 
Offline

Joined: 30 Aug 2019, 16:32
Posts: 41
Videos of the Zambia Defence Forces day parade, Zambia operates, Ratel IFV's, Tigr APC's, Rapier, Tiger Cat SAM's,ATMOS M-46 SPG's, Hermes 450 UAV's amongst others





Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 104 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

All times are UTC + 2 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group