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Europe Vs France Contest Begins for World’s Biggest Combat Aircraft Deal

Europe Vs France Contest Begins for World’s Biggest Combat Aircraft Deal

India on Friday opened the financial bids of the two fighters left in the fray for the world’s biggest combat aircraft deal, but promptly declared it would take at least two-three weeks to declare the eventual winner since tons of […]


India to open rival bids for huge war plane deal

India to open rival bids for huge war plane deal

India was on Friday set to open rival bids from France’s Dassault and the Eurofighter consortium, which are competing over a multi-billion contract to provide 126 fighter jets. The deal to supply war planes to fast-developing India has been fiercely […]


Sarkozy ‘sick’ of Cameron’s EU interference: reports

Sarkozy ‘sick’ of Cameron’s EU interference: reports

French President Nicolas Sarkozy launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister David Cameron at Sunday’s EU summit, saying he was “sick of him telling us what to do,” Britain’s press reported. During talks in Brussels to resolve the eurozone debt […]


Upgrades for French E-2C Hawkeye Aircraft

Upgrades for French E-2C Hawkeye Aircraft

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Oct. 18 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of France for the upgrade of four E-2C Hawkeye Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost […]


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 […]


 
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