Israel Shipyards Announces Agreement with African Navy for Supply of Two OPV 45 Offshore Patrol Vessels

09/07/2020 – Israel Shipyards ‒ one of the largest privately owned shipbuilding and repair facilities in the Eastern Mediterranean ‒ announces an agreement with an African navy for the supply of two OPV 45 offshore patrol vessels. The vessels were designed for a wide range of missions, including protection against the increasing threat of piracy in the region. Continuer à lire … « Israel Shipyards Announces Agreement with African Navy for Supply of Two OPV 45 Offshore Patrol Vessels »

Russia offered technical assistance in situation around Renaissance Dam

08/07/2020 – The dam is supposed to become the largest in Africa, consisting of 15 radial-axis hydraulic units.

Russia has offered its technical assistance to the countries involved in the dispute over Ethiopia’s construction of the Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. He was speaking after talks with the foreign ministers of the troika of the African Union (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, South Africa) that were held in a video format. »We offered the participants of the conflict our assistance, in particular technical assistance. There are things that can be useful. They know about it, » Lavrov said. Continuer à lire … « Russia offered technical assistance in situation around Renaissance Dam »

African presidential Boeing 737 gets missile protection system #Israel

06/07/2020 – Israel’s Bird Aerosystems has delivered its Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) to a VIP customer in Africa, which will protect a presidential Boeing 737 aircraft.

The company on 24 June said the AMPS system includes an AeroShield POD and MACS sensor. It did not specify which country had ordered the missile protection system, but only around half a dozen African nations fly Boeing 737s (mostly in Boeing Business Jet configuration) for presidential and VIP transport. According to the Scramble aviation society’s database, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa and Tunisia fly presidential/government Boeing 737s, with most of these being operated by their respective air forces. Continuer à lire … « African presidential Boeing 737 gets missile protection system #Israel »

Bangladesh Air Force sends Mi-171 helicopters to Central African Republic

30/06/2020 – The Bangladesh Air Force has sent three Mi-171Sh helicopters to the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR). Continuer à lire … « Bangladesh Air Force sends Mi-171 helicopters to Central African Republic »

Nigeria, Israel to sign pact on methanol fuel production

30/06/2020 – Nigeria and Israel are to sign a bilateral agreement in the area of Methanol Fuel Production Technology that would be of mutual benefit to both countries.

This was disclosed on Monday when the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Shimon Ben Shoshan paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry in Abuja. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria, Israel to sign pact on methanol fuel production »

Russian nuclear group proposing small modular reactors for Africa

30/06/2020 – Russian State-owned nuclear group Rosatom is highlighting the potential benefits to African countries provided by small modular reactors (SMRs). The group has accumulated 400 reactor-years of experience in operating small reactors, including those onboard Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers, small nuclear power plants (NPP) on land, and on a floating NPP. Continuer à lire … « Russian nuclear group proposing small modular reactors for Africa »

Morocco signs up for 24 AH-64E Apaches

27/06/2020 – Boeing has secured a deal to supply Morocco with 24 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters.

The deal makes Morocco the 17th country to obtain the AH-64, says Boeing. Deliveries will start in 2024.

“This is another step forward in our long partnership with the Kingdom of Morocco,” says Jeff Shockey of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Continuer à lire … « Morocco signs up for 24 AH-64E Apaches »

Iran is doing business with Russian T-72 tanks in the Middle East and Africa

24/05/2020 – Soviet tanks modernized by Iran became popular in the Middle East and African countries. The fact is that Iran does not produce world-class weapons systems, but succeeds in updating old models of equipment from other countries and selling them, writes The National Interest. Continuer à lire … « Iran is doing business with Russian T-72 tanks in the Middle East and Africa »

Belarus to produce UAVs in Egypt

30/04/2020 – Belarus will manufacture unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Egypt under an agreement signed earlier this year.

This is according to the Chairman of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Vladimir Gusakov, news company BelTA reported on 20 February. Continuer à lire … « Belarus to produce UAVs in Egypt »

African military spending up nearly 20% over the last decade

28/04/2020 – Over the last ten years, African military spending grew by 17%, rising to $41.2 billion in 2019, according to new research from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which reports that last year the world recorded the largest annual growth in military spending since 2010, rising 3.6% from 2018 to $1.917 trillion. Continuer à lire … « African military spending up nearly 20% over the last decade »