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Kremlin Threatens to Sue France Over Possible Mistral Contract Breach

Kremlin Threatens to Sue France Over Possible Mistral Contract Breach

Russia will sue France if Paris refuses to honor a contract on construction of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy, Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said Thursday. “We will file a lawsuit and demand compensation [if the […]


France’s War in Mali: Lessons for an Expeditionary Army

France’s War in Mali: Lessons for an Expeditionary Army

French Army operations in Mali (Operation Serval) in 2013 provide a model for designing and operating an expeditionary force, one that has a number of attributes and competencies that United States Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno has indicated […]


Thailand to Acquire Five EC645 T2 and Two EC725 Helicopters

Thailand to Acquire Five EC645 T2 and Two EC725 Helicopters

France: The airborne capabilities of Thailand’s navy and air force will be significantly enhanced with the acquisition of two mission-ready Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft types: the light-utility EC645 T2 and the 11-ton-class EC725. The Royal Thai Navy signed for five EC645 […]


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 […]


 
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