• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Project Biro and African marsec

    Tenders for South African Navy. Can Project Biro Help Africa to Overcome Its Maritime Security Challenges? By Timothy Walker A conference held on Project Biro in Simon’s Town last month […]

  • 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 […]

  • Stop Release

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should abandon its practice of “catching and releasing” Somali pirates. There have been calls to adopt robust rules of engagement before piracy seriously harmed trade […]

  • Task Force

    The 31st Summit of Heads of State of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) is expected to endorse a regional strategy to eliminate piracy in the western Indian Ocean. The […]