USA – Apogee-SSU to continue training west African pilots #Chad #Niger

26/08/2020 – US company Apogee-SSU is training Cessna 208B Caravan crews of the Cameroonian, Nigerien and Chadian air forces under a United States government contract.

The US Department of State recently renewed the company’s training contract, Africa Intelligence reports, and Apogee-SSU said on its website it has openings in Africa performing services for the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of African Affairs. This requirement is for the full-time services of three Technical Advisors to train selected aviation personnel in Cameroon, Chad and Niger on Cessna 208B aircraft and respective mission equipment, such as Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and/or Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC), so that partner nation aviation personnel are self-sufficient in the operations and maintenance tasks of Caravan aircraft. Continuer à lire … « USA – Apogee-SSU to continue training west African pilots #Chad #Niger »

Senegal builds military camp near Mali boundary to deal with ‘cross-border threats’

17/07/2020 – Senegal on Tuesday began building a military camp near its border with violence-torn Mali to address « cross-border threats (and) trafficking », the defence ministry said.

The camp is being constructed at Goudiry in the east of the country, nearly 600km from the capital Dakar. Continuer à lire … « Senegal builds military camp near Mali boundary to deal with ‘cross-border threats’ »

Libya – Agreement to operationalize Interpol system to apprehend those on Red Notice

14/07/2020 – Chief of Arab and International Police, Brig Abdul Hamid Al Gjazali and head of Passports Authority, Brig Jouma Gjariba held a meeting Monday. They agreed at the meeting to operationalize the Interpol system to apprehend people on Interpol’s Red Notice at Amitiqa and Misrata Airports and Tas Jadiet and Dhahiba border posts with Tunisia. The equipment are to be delivered to the Control Department at the Passports Authority as of Tuesday in preparation for its operationslization as soon as the border posts are opened.

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Ivory Coast creates military zone after jihadist attack

13/07/2020 – Ivory Coast has created a special military zone in the north of the country, the government said Monday, less than a month after a deadly jihadist attack on a frontier post. Continuer à lire … « Ivory Coast creates military zone after jihadist attack »

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 »

Nigerian Air Force ATR 42 returns home after maintenance in Germany

09/07/2020 – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has received an ATR 42 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft back from Germany after it underwent maintenance with Rheinland Air Service (RAS). Continuer à lire … « Nigerian Air Force ATR 42 returns home after maintenance in Germany »

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 »

Tunisie: le ministère de la Défense se mobilise le long de la frontière sud-est avec la Libye

10/01/2020 – Le ministère tunisien de la Défense nationale a rassuré, jeudi, que les différentes formations militaires continuaient de se mobiliser le long du front frontalier en coordination avec les forces de sécurité intérieure et la Douane, à la lumière des développements de la situation sécuritaire de l’autre côté de la frontière sud-est, en Libye. Continuer à lire … « Tunisie: le ministère de la Défense se mobilise le long de la frontière sud-est avec la Libye »

NATO provides Intelligence Training to Royal Moroccan Forces

NATO’s Headquarters Allied Air Command sent a Mobile Training Team to Morocco to conduct training with the Royal Moroccan Forces on the subject of Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR).
According to a statement:

Continuer à lire … « NATO provides Intelligence Training to Royal Moroccan Forces »

UK/Libya – UK signs MoU with Libyan Airports Authority to supply explosives detectors

2019/12/02 – The UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) wth Libya’s Airports Authority to supply it with explosives detectors.

The MoU was signed for the UK at the Tripoli headquarters of Libya’s Airports Authority by British ambassador Frank Baker last 25/01. Continuer à lire … « UK/Libya – UK signs MoU with Libyan Airports Authority to supply explosives detectors »