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SA and Rus­sia in mil­i­tary deal

- TRAIN­ING Graeme Hosken Military · Warfare and Conflicts · World Politics · Politics · Russia · Russian Empire · Russian Armed Forces

SA is po­si­tion­ing it­self as the African re­pair hub for Rus­sian mil­i­tary equip­ment, be­gin­ning with a part­ner­ship that will see lo­cal sol­diers get­ting train­ing in Rus­sia. De­fence sec­re­tary Sam Gu­lube says 17 mil­i­tary per­son­nel in­clud­ing five pi­lots and 12 naval en­gi­neers, are in the process of com­plet­ing Rus­sian lan­guage classes as part of the ini­tial re­quire­ment for the course.

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