US Navy boosts ISR drone capacity
As Russia continues its war on Ukraine, the US Navy is boosting its Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities with contracts with Insitu and Amentum.
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Along with Iraq, Afghanistan has been an eldorado for armed security companies over the last 20 years. With the departure of American troops on 30 August, that market suddenly dried up. This does not mean, however, that the country will no longer need armed security companies.
The South African telecommunication operator was not ready for the Taliban's lightening takeover and is struggling to balance the need to keep its services running with wanting to avoid making compromises with Kabul's new leaders, fearing potential problems with them as much as in US courts.
In late April, defence and engineering service group CADG sent up several of its reconnaissance aircraft over the province of Cabo Delgado, which has become a battleground for private sector operators since the beginnng of the insurrection in 2017.