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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 […]


US, French Naval Aviators Cross Skies, Decks Together

US, French Naval Aviators Cross Skies, Decks Together

U.S. and French aircraft embarked on the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) began conducting combined flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 14. The […]


France-UAE satellite deal shaky after US spy tech discovered onboard

France-UAE satellite deal shaky after US spy tech discovered onboard

The sale of two intelligence satellites to the UAE by France for nearly a billion dollars could go south after they were found to contain American technology designed to intercept data transmitted to the ground station. The equipment, costing 3.4 […]


Lebanon in $3 billion Saudi military aid pledge

Lebanon in $3 billion Saudi military aid pledge

Lebanon announced a Saudi pledge of $3 billion on Sunday to buy military equipment from France, as it buried leading Sunni politician Mohammad Chatah, killed in a Beirut car bombing. Friday’s killing of Chatah, a prominent critic of the Syrian […]


France loses out on Brazil jets deal: report

France loses out on Brazil jets deal: report

France will lose out in its bid to win a multibillion-dollar fighter jet contract with Brazil, the Folha de Sao Paulo daily reported Saturday. The newspaper set France’s $4 billion proposal for 36 Rafale fighter jets, from a consortium led […]


Iran denies it scuttled nuclear talks

Iran denies it scuttled nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday denied US claims that the Islamic republic had scuttled nuclear talks in Geneva, pointing instead to France as the culprit. US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Abu Dhabi on Monday […]


DCNS Begins Sea Trials of FREMM Multimission Frigate Normandie

DCNS Begins Sea Trials of FREMM Multimission Frigate Normandie

FREMM frigate Normandie, the second of the Aquitaine class for the French Navy, put to sea for the first time on 25 October. This milestone marks the beginning of the ship’s sea trials, which will take place off Brittany and […]


Upgraded Indian Mirage 2000 Undertakes Maiden Flight In France

Upgraded Indian Mirage 2000 Undertakes Maiden Flight In France

Under IAF’s over Rs 10,000 crore modernization program, the first Mirage 2000, upgraded by its manufacturer, has successfully completed its maiden flight at an air base in France. India had signed an upgrade programme worth over Rs 10,000 crore with […]


 
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