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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 […]


Russia signs contract for two French warships

Russia signs contract for two French warships

Russia Friday signed a long-awaited contract with France worth over a billion euros to buy two French Mistral-class warships that has alarmed ex-Soviet neighbors and the United States. Russia’s Rosoboronexport military corporation and DCNS, the warships’ French maker, signed the […]


France denies giving Libya rebels anti-tank missiles

France denies giving Libya rebels anti-tank missiles

The French military on Thursday denied supplying anti-tank missiles to rebels fighting Libyan Moamer Kadhafi’s regime, though it admitted parachuting light arms to them. “No Milan anti-tank missiles have been parachuted into Jebel Nafusa,” a region southeast of Tripoli, France’s […]


France defends arms to Libyan rebels

France defends arms to Libyan rebels

Russia on Thursday demanded an explanation from France over its reported arms drops to Libyan rebels, as Paris denied a newspaper report that they had included anti-tank missiles. “We are awaiting a response,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, Russian […]


 
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