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France gives Libya rebels arms but Britain balks

France gives Libya rebels arms but Britain balks

France has acknowledged dropping arms to rebels in Libya, while NATO ally Britain is declining to follow suit over concerns about UN Security Council authorization. The French ambassador to the United Nations Gerard Araud said Wednesday that his country’s delivery […]


Latvia says could seek NATO support over Mistral threat

Latvia says could seek NATO support over Mistral threat

Latvia will ask NATO for support if Russia deploys French-built Mistral warships in the Baltic Sea because it would change the balance of forces in the region, Defense Minister Artis Pabriks said on Wednesday. Russia and France signed last Friday […]


MBDA Announces First Submarine Launch of SCALP Naval

MBDA Announces First Submarine Launch of SCALP Naval

The first submarine launch of the SCALP Naval / MdCN (Missile de Croisière Naval) programme was carried out successfully by the French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) at its Ile du Levant missile test centre in the Mediterranean on 8th […]


Indian Brass Split Over French Mirage Upgrade Deal

Indian Brass Split Over French Mirage Upgrade Deal

With the $2.4 billion Mirage-2000 upgrade deal with France in its final stages, India’s defence ministry and air force top brass seem to be split over the high costs and likely benefits to the country’s future air power needs. With […]


France and Britain to work on military drone

France and Britain to work on military drone

France and Britain plan to set up a joint team to oversee the possible development of an unmanned military aircraft, French Defence Minister Gerard Longuet said on Monday at the Paris Air Show. The team will be based in Britain […]


France transfers sensitive warship technology to Russia

France transfers sensitive warship technology to Russia

France has transferred to Russia all the technology it asked for under a $1.7-billion deal for two French-built Mistral class amphibious assault ships for the Russian Navy, a Russian arms exporter said on Monday. Under the deal signed on Friday, […]


Russia Signs Contract for Two Mistral-Class Amphibious Ships

Russia Signs Contract for Two Mistral-Class Amphibious Ships

DCNS today signed a contract with Russian defence export agency Rosoboronexport under the Franco-Russian intergovernmental agreement of 25 January for the supply of four Mistral/BPC-type force projection & command vessels. The contract signed today calls for two Mistral/BPC ships and […]


Russia signs $1.7 bln deal for 2 French warships

Russia signs $1.7 bln deal for 2 French warships

Russia and France signed on Friday a $1.7 billion (1.2 bln euro) contract on two French-built Mistral class amphibious assault ships for the Russian Navy. The deal was signed in St. Petersburg by Anatoly Isaikin, director of Russia’s Rosoboronexport state-controlled […]


France to Pay Taiwan Penalty Over Warship Deal

France to Pay Taiwan Penalty Over Warship Deal

The French government and defense giant Thales said Thursday they will pay Taiwan a court-ordered fine of 630 million euros (US$913 million) after losing an appeal in a case involving bribes to clinch a Lafayette-class frigate deal with Taiwan in […]


 
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