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Defence Minister's clarification on "stolen" SAAF aircraft

An attempt by a Freedom Front Plus MP to shed further light on aircraft apparently "stolen" from the SA Air Force (SAAF) has resulted in further confusion thanks to the response by Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.


Surplus military aircraft for sale

Various utility and pilot training aircraft that are no longer required by the SAAF are in the process of being disposed of.


Cheetah sale to Ecuador worth $78.4m

Denel Aviation has confirmed that the total contract value of the 12 Cheetah fighter aircraft sold to Ecuador is expected to be $78.4 million.


Ecuador purchases ex-SAAF Cheetah fighters

Denel Aviation has anonunced that it has sold 12 Cheetah supersonic fighter aircraft to Ecuador.


Ecuador inks Cheetah deal

Ecuador is to buy nine Cheetah C fighter aircraft for US$80 million.


SA fighter could soar in South American skies

The South American country of Ecuador is negotiating with South Africa to buy 12 Denel Cheetah C single-seat fighters, retired from SAAF service.


Hercules fleet reduced by one

The first SAAF C-130B Hercules to be upgraded to BZ configuration has been cannibalised and may never returned to service.


Transalls get the final chop

The on again, off again saga of the disposal of the SAAF C-160Z Transall cargo aircraft has finally reached a conclusion with the scrapping and destruction of the eight remaining airframes.


Sale of aircraft in jeopardy

The sale of approximately 10 Cessna 185 aircraft may be in jeopardy after the service records were burnt over three years ago.


SAAF to break up C160Z Transall wrecks

The hulks of eight Aerospatiale C160Z Transall medium transports that have been weathering alongside the runway of Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria for 15 years will shortly be cut up for scrap.


BK117 and Rooivalk helicopter news

The BK117 helicopter is to remain in service for longer and Rooivalk will be certified for deployment.


Department of defence selling old hardware

Fancy your own Boeing 707? The South African defence department have a couple to spare, no doubt going cheap.


Second Dakota for Bokriver training facility

Air Force Base Ysterplaat successfully transported C47-TP Dakota 6884 from the base in Milnerton to the Bokriver Military Training Facility two weeks ago.  Due to the fact that this was such a success it was decided that the second and fina...


Dakota travels to Ceres by road

A C-47TP Dakota aircraft will follow an unusual path by road tomorrow and Friday when it will be transported to the Bokrivier military base between Ceres and Touwsrivier


Fighter squadron for sale!

Armscor is at the Eurosatory exhibition to seek customers for Cheetah C fighters that are surplus to the requirements of the South African Air Force.


End of the runway for Cheetah fighter jets

It was the end of an era for the SA Air Force (SAAF) on Wednesday when the Cheetah fighter jets were decommissioned.


Cheetahs fly through SA sky for the last time

The jet engines of the airforces' Cheetah have been silenced for the last time. After 22 years since they first took to the air, yesterday it was time to bid them farewell.


New lease of life for the BK-117

What should have been a rather sad and sombre function turned out to be a rather joyous occasion, when Brig. Gen. Jakes Msimang announced that the BK-117 helicopters in service with the SAAF would be gradually phased out.


BK117 retired from the SAAF?

It has been rumoured that the SAAF has transferred its BK117 helicopters presently with 15 Squadron in Durban to the SA Police Service (SAPS).


Two more ex-SAAF Mirage F1s delivered to Gabon

Gabon received two more ex-SAAF Mirage F1AZs recently when they were flown from AFB Hoedspruit in South Africa to Libreville, Gabon.


Retired Transalls offered for sale ... again.

DMD, a Division of Armscor Business (Pty) Ltd, is calling for tenders to purchase and remove the eight Transall aircraft standing at AFB Waterkloof.


Last Boeing 707 delivered to SAAF Museum

The SAAF delivered Boeing 707 1419 to the SAAF Museum at Swartkop today.


SAAF Museum to receive Boeing 707

A 60 Squadron Boeing 707 (1419) will be flown from AFB Waterkloof to Swartkop on Friday 5 October 2007 for delivery to the SAAF Museum.


Alouette III final flight

22 Squadron, AFB Ysterplaat The Alouette III helicopter is a legend in the South African Air Force. Doing all it was asked and more, this amazing helicopter served for 44 years and the fleet flew more than 346 000 hours. That equates to 39.5 yea...


Air-air refueling squadron to close

The following is a (very) rough extract from an Afrikaans article that appeared in Beeld:The airforce squadron that refuels fighters, such as the Cheetah and the new Gripen, in the air will probably be closed.This will mean that South Africa, as the ...

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