Africa

Egypt; Government negotiates co-production of French designed military trucks

The Egyptian Ministry of State for Military Production has had discussions with Renault on future cooperation, including the co-production of military vehicles in Egypt. The Ministry this week said a meeting took place between Renault representative in Egypt Maged el-Tarzi and Minister of State for Military Production, Mohamed Salah el Din Moustafa. The minister said […]

Malawi; Air Force receives two MA600 transport aircraft from China

The Malawi Defence Force has taken delivery of two MA600 transport aircraft from the China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC). The aircraft were readied for export in February this year, with Malawi’s Ambassador to China, Allan Chintedza, taking part in the aircraft acceptance process. After a five-day flight from Kunming Changshui International Airport […]

Morocco; Army orders custom designed M1A2 Abrams MBTs  

On January 14, 2022, Issam Toutate of Morocco World News reported that Morocco was fostering military equipment to face regional instability. Hence, Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces (FAR) would soon receive the latest generation of the American M1 Abrams tank: the FAR Maroc forum announced the upcoming receipt of “new batches of US Abrams A2 war […]

Morocco; Army commissions first batch of CAESAR 155mm

The Royal Armed Forces will finally have 36 units of this 155/52 mm weapon manufactured by Nexter and mounted on a 6×6 truck Rabat already has the first Caesar self-propelled artillery systems that in early 2020 it commissioned from the French semi-public firm Nexter. The official page of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) on […]

Nigeria; Navy commissions UAE made RHIBS

The Nigerian Navy recently received several rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) from the United Arab Emirates’ ASIS Boats, and is using them from Nigerian Navy ships. In mid-2022 it emerged that ASIS Boats was preparing to deliver four RHIBs to Nigeria, and last month ASIS Boats announced that these had been supplied in response to a […]

Togo; Air Force orders Turkish UCAV

Togo has acquired Bayraktar TB2 drones manufactured by Turkey, announces the ‘Military Africa’ website. The number of devices ordered is unknown, but the site explains that they will be used to combat jihadist infiltration from Burkina Faso. ‘Togo plans to use Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2s to monitor its northern part and support its fighting forces’. The […]

Pakistan; Navy commissions another  Chinese Type-054-A/P frigate

According to information published by Urdu Point on August 26, 2022, the induction ceremony of PNS Taimur, the second of four Type 054-A/P multi-role frigates was held at PN Dockyard, Karachi. The Tughril-class frigates, formally classified as the Type 054A/P frigates, are a series of modified guided-missile frigates currently being built by Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding (HDZH), […]

Somalia; US Army grants 24 Puma APC to support ATMIS operations

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), visited foreign partners in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Aug. 3, 2022, to hand over 24 Puma Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) to the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) at the ATMIS Headquarters. Staff Sgt. Dallin Wrye, Combined Joint Task […]

Egypt; Navy interested in German anti-torpedo solution

According to information published by Tactical Report on August 9, 2022, the Egyptian Naval Forces are reportedly in talks with the company ThyssenKrupp to acquire SeaSpider Anti-Torpedo-Torpedo (ATT). “Hardkill” in this sense means a defense system that actively targets the incoming threat torpedo independent of its type or homing functionality with the aim of destroying […]

Egypt; Navy negotiates amphibious assault ships buy from Spain

According to information published by Tactical Report on August 4, 2022, the Egyptian government is reportedly in talks with the Spanish company Navantia to acquire amphibious assault ships and patrol boats. The Egyptian Navy already has two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships, the Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Anwar El Sadat, that respond to the needs […]

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