Nigeria purchase A-29 Super Tucano aircraft, weapons, and associated support from the US

The sale includes all associated training, spare parts, aviation and ground support equipment, and hangar, facilities, and infrastructure required to support the program.

Defence Secretary praises UK peacekeepers in South Sudan

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. 

Egypt using deck parked Avenger SAM system to protect Mistral class amphibious assault ships

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.

British troops deploy to Egypt

A contingent of British Army personnel have deployed to Egypt.

Surveillance-ready King Air 350ERs start African maritime patrol duties

Two Beechcraft King Air 350ERs, which Leonardo delivered with built-in surveillance sensors and ATOS mission system, have flown their first missions with an African Navy.

British A400M Atlas aircraft to fly UK aid to Mozambique

A400M Atlas aircraft will deliver up to 20 tonnes of UK aid supplies.

RAF to continue to support French operations in Africa with C-17s

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.

UK field hospital in South Sudan fully operational

Construction of the hospital came at the request of the UN, and was assessed as one of the best ways UK expertise could support delivery of the UNMISS mandate.
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UK South Sudan UN mission draws to a close

Over the last four years the UK has had 300 personnel deployed to the UN mission in South Sudan.

UK reaffirms support for East African stability

Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster recently visited Uganda, and pledged that the UK will continue to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). 

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