In what has been described as an unconventional move, Egypt is using the Avenger self-propelled surface-to-air missile system to protect its assault ships.
A contingent of British Army personnel have deployed to Egypt.
3 Chinook helicopters have arrived in West Africa to support the French counter-terrorism operation in Mali.
A400M Atlas aircraft will deliver up to 20 tonnes of UK aid supplies.
French jets hit targets in northern Chad last week in support of local troops, the French military said in a statement.
The Ministry of Defence of the Ivory Coast has signed a firm order for one C295 medium transport aircraft.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced today that the UK will continue to provide C-17 support to French counter-terrorist operations in Africa for at least the next six months.
The sale includes all associated training, spare parts, aviation and ground support equipment, and hangar, facilities, and infrastructure required to support the program.
Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster recently visited Uganda, and pledged that the UK will continue to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
The UK must continue to bring equality and peace to the world’s most fragile countries, the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said on a visit to Africa.
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