3 Chinook helicopters have arrived in West Africa to support the French counter-terrorism operation in Mali.
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 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.
The sale includes all associated training, spare parts, aviation and ground support equipment, and hangar, facilities, and infrastructure required to support the program.
The first batch VT-4 main battle tanks and self-propelled howitzers bought by the Nigerian Army from China recently arrived in the country, say the Chinese Government.
French jets hit targets in northern Chad last week in support of local troops, the French military said in a statement.
A 66 person Short Term Training Team (STTT) from No 5 RAF Force Protection Wing deployed from RAF Lossiemouth to Nigeria for a 6 week period to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment.
Over the last four years the UK has had 300 personnel deployed to the UN mission in South Sudan.
The Ministry of Defence of the Ivory Coast has signed a firm order for one C295 medium transport aircraft.
A400M Atlas aircraft will deliver up to 20 tonnes of UK aid supplies.
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