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First Mistral-Class Ship Built for Russia Sets Off for Sea Trials: Reports

First Mistral-Class Ship Built for Russia Sets Off for Sea Trials: Reports

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier, the Vladivostok, carrying some 200 Russian sailors on Saturday left the French port of Saint-Nazaire to pass a series of tests. The Vladivostok had left docks at 3:30 a.m. local time (1:30 GMT), but was forced […]


France suspends delivery of warship to Russia over Ukraine

France suspends delivery of warship to Russia over Ukraine

France suspended Wednesday the delivery of the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia “until November” after fierce criticism from its allies given the crisis in Ukraine. Paris agreed in 2011 to build and sell the two advanced helicopter assault […]


Singapore Air Force Enhances Fighter Flying Training with Inauguration of M-346

Singapore Air Force Enhances Fighter Flying Training with Inauguration of M-346

France: With the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF’s) new advanced jet trainer Alenia Aermacchi M-346, fighter pilot trainees can now train in more realistic air combat environments, handle sophisticated systems early in their training, and be better equipped for […]


France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

France’s contract to sell a pair of Mistral aircraft carriers to Moscow has come under fire in recent months, as relations between the West and Russia have deteriorated over Ukraine. Last month, President Barack Obama said it would be preferable […]


UK and France Strengthen Defence Co-Operation

UK and France Strengthen Defence Co-Operation

Defence co-operation between the UK and France has been strengthened following agreements signed at the Farnborough Air Show today, 15 July. Philip Hammond and Jean-Yves Le Drian agreed to bolster co-operation relating to the acquisition and support of military equipment […]


Airbus Touts Harfang UAV Performance

Airbus Touts Harfang UAV Performance

A Harfang UAS belonging to the French Air Force (FAF) controlled by a crew from the French Military Flight Test Centre (Centre d’Expérience Aérienne Militaire), the UAS Squadron “Belfort” (ED 1/33) and the UAS detachment stationed in the Sahel-Sahara region […]


French arms exports to top 7 bn euros in 2014: minister

French arms exports to top 7 bn euros in 2014: minister

French arms exports are expected to top 7 billion euros ($9.5 billion) this year after a rebound in global orders, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday. International weapons contracts rose by 42 percent compared to the previous […]


MMRCA Deal: Rafale Negotiations Expected to Be Wrapped Up In 3 Months

MMRCA Deal: Rafale Negotiations Expected to Be Wrapped Up In 3 Months

India is closer to finally sealing the almost $20 billion MMRCA (medium multirole combat aircraft) project to acquire 126 French Rafale fighters, which IAF has identified as a top-priority for the Narendra Modi government. Defence ministry sources said the final […]


France defers troop pull-out after Mali clashes

France defers troop pull-out after Mali clashes

France has delayed plans to pull troops out of its former colony Mali after a fresh bout of clashes in a key town. France said earlier this month it was ending its “frontal war phase” in Mali after sending troops […]


 
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