Three Royal Air Force Chinooks arrive in Mali

3 Chinook helicopters have arrived in West Africa to support the French counter-terrorism operation in Mali.

Ivory Coast orders C295 transport aircraft from Airbus

The Ministry of Defence of the Ivory Coast has signed a firm order for one C295 medium transport aircraft.

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.

No 5 RAF Force Protection Wing deploy to Nigeria

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.

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). 

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.

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. 

French jets strike convoy entering Chad from Libya

French jets hit targets in northern Chad last week in support of local troops, the French military said in a statement.

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.

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.

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