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Warship rescues French hostage from pirates: EU command

Warship rescues French hostage from pirates: EU command

Troops from a Spanish warship boarded a pirate skiff in the Gulf of Aden Saturday and rescued a French hostage missing from her yacht for two days, the EU anti-piracy patrol said. A second French hostage was not aboard and […]


NATO’s French, Lithuanian warplanes collide in midair

NATO’s French, Lithuanian warplanes collide in midair

A NATO French Air Force Mirage fighter and a Lithuanian L-39 Albatross trainer collided during an exercise in Lithuania on Tuesday, Defense Ministry spokeswoman Ruta Putnikeke said. The Lithuanian plane fell and the pilot ejected safely on a lake, Putnikeke […]


UN slams attack on French peacekeepers in Lebanon

UN slams attack on French peacekeepers in Lebanon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned a roadside bomb attack that wounded six French peacekeepers in Lebanon’s southern city of Sidon. Ban “hopes that the perpetrators are swiftly identified and brought to justice,” his spokesman Martin Nesirky said. “The […]


France tips Dassault to supply new drones

France tips Dassault to supply new drones

France is in talks with French group Dassault Aviation to buy medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) drones to enter service in 2014, Defence Minister Gerard Longuet said on Thursday. “This acquisition will replace the drone system currently used by the armed forces, […]


France, Germany, Poland back permanent EU military HQ

France, Germany, Poland back permanent EU military HQ

France, Germany and Poland want the idea of a permanent European Union military headquarters in Brussels to be pursued despite British opposition, their foreign ministers said Monday. The ministers issued a joint statement after EU foreign and security policy chief […]


India approves $2.4 bn French Mirage jet upgrade

India approves $2.4 bn French Mirage jet upgrade

India has approved a $2.4-billion proposal from French defence groups to upgrade its fleet of 51 ageing Mirage fighter jets, a military source said on Thursday. “The defence secretary has agreed to the proposal put forward by French defence majors […]


FREMM Frigate Aquitaine Completes Second Series of Sea Trials

FREMM Frigate Aquitaine Completes Second Series of Sea Trials

France — On Saturday 2 July, first-of-class FREMM multi-mission frigate Aquitaine returned to DCNS’s Lorient shipyard after completing three weeks of sea trials on schedule. The trials and tests carried out by DCNS specialists demonstrated the satisfactory performance of all […]


Germany, France and Poland form EU battlegroup

Germany, France and Poland form EU battlegroup

Germany, France and Poland joined forces Tuesday to form a joint European combat group that will be ready to deploy in crisis zones from 2013. The three European Union military powers signed an agreement in Brussels to put together a […]


France Orders Third Barracuda-class SSN

France Orders Third Barracuda-class SSN

Defence procurement agency DGA has placed an order with DCNS for the third Barracuda-type nuclear-powered attack submarine for the French Navy. This order comes under the framework program contract awarded to DCNS in December 2006 calling for the delivery of […]


 
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