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Baltic states fault France’s warship deal with Russia

Baltic states fault France’s warship deal with Russia

Vilnius: Lithuania and Latvia on Monday took NATO ally France to task over a warship deal with Russia, with Vilnius warning that Paris was setting a risky precedent. “I think this is a mistake,” Lithuania’s Defence Minister Rasa Jukneviciene told […]


Russia opts for French Mistral-class warships for its Navy

Russia opts for French Mistral-class warships for its Navy

MOSCOW: Russia has opted for France’s Mistral-class helicopter carriers for its Navy after announcing that the winner of the Russian Defense Ministry’s tender for amphibious assault ships was a consortium comprised of French DCNS and Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC). […]


French missiles to Lebanon raise Israel concerns

French missiles to Lebanon raise Israel concerns

Israel fears weapons sold to Lebanon’s army could end up in the hands of militant group Hezbollah, an official said Sunday after France announced it would supply anti-tank missiles to the Arab nation. “We have raised with foreign governments our […]


France ready to transfer warship technology to Russia: PM

France ready to transfer warship technology to Russia: PM

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on a visit to Moscow on Thursday that France was ready to transfer military technology if it won a tender to supply Russia with Mistral warships. “There is no question about the technology transfer, […]


India, France to Intensify Defense Relations

India, France to Intensify Defense Relations

India and France have agreed to intensify their cooperation in defence sector, particularly in the field of anti-piracy and maritime security and expected to finalise soon a deal for upgrading IAF’s Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft. “The two states agree to continue […]


Bahrain disavows criticism of French jet in leaked US cable

Bahrain disavows criticism of French jet in leaked US cable

Manama: Bahrain on Wednesday disavowed comments attributed to King Hamad in a US cable published by the WikiLeaks whistleblower website in which he appeared to disparage a French warplane. The published remarks were “inaccurate and taken out of context,” the […]


US concerned over French ship for Russia:WikiLeaks

US concerned over French ship for Russia:WikiLeaks

Washington: The United States voiced concern to France earlier this year over the possible sale of a French warship to Russia, saying it sent a “mixed signal” to both Moscow and Eastern European allies, according to a leaked US document […]


Impact of Defense Cuts on Europe’s Big Four

Impact of Defense Cuts on Europe’s Big Four

BRUSSELS: EDA hosted today the public presentation of the Report “Restructuring Europe’s Armed Forces in Times of Austerity: A Dialog on Challenges and Opportunities for Government and Industry”, the result of a project developed by the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik […]


French Defense Minister Says Afghanistan Is ‘A Trap’

French Defense Minister Says Afghanistan Is ‘A Trap’

France’s new defense minister is warning Afghanistan is “a trap” for allied troops. Alain Juppe told Europe-1 radio Wednesday France wants to begin pulling its forces out of Afghanistan and will discuss the possibility of a more expansive drawdown of […]


 
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