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Successful Sea Acceptance Trials of Colombian Almirante Padilla-class Frigates

Successful Sea Acceptance Trials of Colombian Almirante Padilla-class Frigates

Thales and DCNS announce the comprehensive modernization program of the Colombian Navy’s four Almirante Padilla class frigates has been concluded with a successful Sea Acceptance Test of the class’s fourth ship. The contract with the Colombian authorities was signed early […]


France says warship deal with Russia still alive

France says warship deal with Russia still alive

French President Francois Hollande said a controversial sale of two state-of-the art warships by France to Russia was still on course despite Moscow’s widely opposed stand over Crimea. The 2011 sale of the Mistral warships, worth one billion euros ($1.4 […]


Singapore to buy Airbus refueling tankers for air force

Singapore to buy Airbus refueling tankers for air force

Singapore said Thursday it would replace its aging KC-135R air refueling tankers made by US firm Boeing with Airbus’s A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen told parliament of the decision to acquire the MRTT, which […]


Boeing and Air France Industries Complete Major Modification of French AWACS Aircraft

Boeing and Air France Industries Complete Major Modification of French AWACS Aircraft

Boeing and Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI KLM E and M ) have successfully completed the Mid-Life Upgrade modification on the first of four E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft for the French Air Force. […]


US, French Navies Conclude Combined Operations

US, French Navies Conclude Combined Operations

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) and French Navy Task Force 473 concluded five weeks of combined carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Feb 2. The two strike groups began conducting […]


UK and France Agree Closer Defence Cooperation

UK and France Agree Closer Defence Cooperation

The UK and France have agreed to strengthen defence cooperation following a Summit at RAF Brize Norton today. A communiqué signed by the Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande sets out plans for closer ties between the […]


UK, France tighten defence ties with drone and missile projects

UK, France tighten defence ties with drone and missile projects

Britain and France brought their defence cooperation closer on Friday, announcing joint projects to build combat drones and unmanned anti-mine vehicles. British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande struck a series of deals in a one-day summit […]


Raytheon Demos Enhanced Paveway II GBU-50s For French Airforce

Raytheon Demos Enhanced Paveway II GBU-50s For French Airforce

Raytheon and the French Air Force completed a demonstration of a penetrator variant of a Paveway GBU-50 from a Mirage 2000D multirole fighter jet. The weapon met all flight objectives and scored a direct hit against a reinforced concrete slab. […]


Dassault Aviation: Rafale Further Improves Its Versatility

Dassault Aviation: Rafale Further Improves Its Versatility

The Rafale has successfully completed its first test flights in a new heavily-armed configuration, comprising six air-to-ground precision AASM Hammer missiles, four medium and long range air-to-air missiles from the MICA family, two very long range METEOR missiles, as well […]


 
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