SA, Zim cement defence and security

Ministers from South Africa and Zimbabwe have discussed mutual issues of defence and security.

They’ve pledged to strengthen the fight against cross-border crime, using intelligence agencies from both countries.

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been quick to dismiss claims that … Read the rest

Sweden ends defence contract with Saudi Arabia

Sweden said on Tuesday it will cancel a defense agreement with Saudi Arabia worth billions of crowns to its industry after criticism of Riyadh’s human rights record sparked a diplomatic row.

Sweden’s Social Democrat-led government, which came to power in … Read the rest

Russia sells strategic defence system to China

The first-ever contract for exports of the S-400 Triumf air defense missile system has been signed.

“A contract between Rosoboronexport and the Chinese Defense Ministry was signed at the beginning of this fall for the delivery of at least six … Read the rest

US, Malaysia looking to expand defence

usmalaysiaMalaysia and Washington are looking to expand its defence collaboration in various areas including regional and international security, trading, military technologies and exchanging information, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

The two countries also reaffirmed their commitment to … Read the rest

Ivor Ichikowitz now runs biggest defence company in Africa

Ivor Ichikowitz
Ivor Ichikowitz

A fortnight ago, one of the biggest defence companies on the continent was formed. That’s defence companies as a whole, not private-owned or state-owned, but any defence company.

It didn’t receive a huge amount of coverage, perhaps because … Read the rest