This is a discussion on General African Defense discussion within the Geo-strategic Issues forum, part of the Global Defense & Military category; Six Su-30s with an option for another six, upgrade a small antiquated fighter force of MiG-23s and MiG-21s.
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Uganda might also be in the market for more Hinds soon as it lost 3 Hinds in a single day in Kenya due to bad weather in August. There's a pic in last months Air Forces Monthly showing the pilot of one of the Hinds resting next to his badly damaged aircraft. He was a lucky one as a few others in the other Hinds were killed.
It seems like the piracy problem is getting some serious attention from African countries at last - the need to protect expanded oil exploration and production is also a factor.
In the case of West Africa it seems to me the resolution of conflicts in Liberia and Sierra Leone has created a "peace dividend" which is allowing countries such as Ghana and Nigeria to expand their defence capacity and replace obsolete equipment.
No it belongs to the Malaysian army. The MAWs is from Saab Avitronics. On the South African A-109, what is that object sticking out above the centre of the canopy and below the nose? From comparing the photos it appears that the South African A-109s have a few extra bits and bobs fitted.