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.

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. 

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.

China delivers tanks and artillery to Nigeria

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 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.

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.
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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.

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.

British A400M Atlas aircraft to fly UK aid to Mozambique

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

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