Tag: Operation Copper

  • SA’s defence ops need boost

    The word “maritime” is mentioned 215 times in the 344-page document. SA’s defence ops need a major boost In her budget speech, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula described her department’s financial […]

  • No air patrols for SAAF

    No patrols over Mozambique Channel. Minister confirms 35 Squadron grounded Written by Kim Helfrich The SA Air Force (SAAF) is currently not able to perform any maritime patrol taskings because […]

  • Op Copper cut back

    News will concern shipping in the region. Shortage of air and naval assets turns Op Copper into a listening post Written by Kim Helfrich The tri-nation Southern African Development Community […]

  • No anti-piracy patrol for SA

    Mozambique Channel unprotected. No ship currently on station for Operation Copper Written by Kim Helfrich Operation Copper, the South African Development Community (SADC) counter-piracy tasking led by South Africa, has […]

  • 35 Squadron’s Operation Copper deployments

    Mozambique Channel patrols continue. 35 Squadron details Operation Copper deployments Written by Chris Szabo 35 Squadron, which operates the C-47TP aircraft, has spoken to defenceWeb about its activities in the […]

  • SAAF no longer part of Op Copper

    No longer running air operations.  SAAF no longer part of Op Copper in Mozambique Written by Kim Helfrich The decrease in pirate activity off Africa’s east coast has probably contributed […]

  • More counter-piracy duty

    Operation Copper duties continue for SA Navy.  More counter-piracy duty for Navy OPVs SAS Makhanda (P1569) will complete her tour of counter-piracy duty in the Mozambique channel on December 12 […]

  • South Africa’s Engagement in Counter-Piracy

    Operation Copper and SANDF’s anti-piracy work.  South Africa’s Engagement in Counter-Piracy By Lisa Otto South Africa became involved as a counter-piracy actor rather late in the day, after repeated calls […]

  • SAS Makhanda on anti-piracy duty

    OPV heads to Mozambique Channel duties. Revamped strike craft ready for counter-piracy duty The third Warrior Class strike craft to be refitted as an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) – SAS […]