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France in ‘final’ talks with UAE on Rafale sales: minister

France in ‘final’ talks with UAE on Rafale sales: minister

France is in the final stage of negotiations with the United Arab Emirates for the sale of Rafale fighter jets, Defence Minister Gerard Longuet said on Monday. “We are in the final negotiation,” Longuet said on LCI television of talks […]


Infrared AASM Guided Air-to-Ground Modular Weapon Enters Service with French Armed Forces

Infrared AASM Guided Air-to-Ground Modular Weapon Enters Service with French Armed Forces

In July, the French air force and naval aviation began operational deployment of the infrared terminal guidance version (SBU-64) of the Hammer IR AASM modular air-to-ground weapon. Developed and produced by Sagem (Safran group), with French defense procurement agency DGA […]


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 […]


 
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