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France defence deal intact despite EU row, says Hague

France defence deal intact despite EU row, says Hague

Britain said on Sunday that a defence pact signed with France a year ago under which the two countries would would share aircraft carriers is still intact despite last week’s EU summit farrago. After British Prime Minister David Cameron on […]


First Scorpene Submarine for Brazil Ready to Ship

First Scorpene Submarine for Brazil Ready to Ship

France: Yesterday at its Cherbourg centre DCNS started the last joining of sections of the first Scorpene submarine for Brazil. The welding of sections 3 and 4, a key step for assembling the forward part of the submarine, is a […]


France warns of end of Rafale fighter jet production

France warns of end of Rafale fighter jet production

France warned Wednesday that defence giant Dassault would halt production of its Rafale multi-role fighter jet if it remains unable to sell any abroad. “If Dassault doesn’t sell any Rafales abroad, the production line… will be stopped” once France has […]


Russia to build hulls for 2 Mistral-class warships

Russia to build hulls for 2 Mistral-class warships

Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Baltiisky Zavod shipyard signed a 2.5 billion ruble ($80 million) contract on Friday to build hulls for the third and fourth French Mistral-class warships for the Russian Navy. The signing ceremony took place in […]


France starts building first warship for Russia – DCNS

France starts building first warship for Russia – DCNS

French shipbuilder DCNS has received advance payment from Moscow under a $1.2-billion contract and will start the construction of the first warship for the Russian Navy, the DCNS press service said on Wednesday. The two countries signed a contract in […]


EADS chief calls on France, Germany to give up control

EADS chief calls on France, Germany to give up control

EADS chief Louis Gallois called Sunday for a change in the shareholding structure of the European aerospace group by which France and Germany would give up their controlling shares. The German government and Daimler had announced on Thursday reaching an […]


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 […]


 
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