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France to Boost Military Spending

French President Emmanuel Macron's government is ramping up military spending, arming drones and hiring more "cyberfighters" for Europe's biggest army. The move comes amid...

France hikes defence spending to hit NATO target

France on Wednesday announced plans to boost defence spending by more than 40 percent, bringing it into line with NATO targets after complaints from...

UK to Deploy Chinooks to Support French Operations in Africa

The Prime Minister is expected to make the announcement as part of the UK-France Summit at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where she will...

France Takes Delivery of First C-130J Super Hercules

Florence Parly, France's minister of the Armed Forces, officially welcomed the country's first C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the Armée de l'Air's 62st Transport...
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First Beluga XL Transporter Rolls Off Assembly Line

The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France this month. Once operational, a fleet...

Canada rejects Fincantieri-Naval Group warships offer

Canada has rejected an offer from a consortium of French and Italian shipbuilders to build 15 warships to renew its naval fleet, the group...

Qatar Acquires An Additional 12 Rafale

SAINT-CLOUD, France --- In the presence of the President of the French Republic, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, and his Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al...

French Armed Forces Ministry Receives First MMP Missiles

France’s defence procurement agency, the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), has accepted the delivery to the French Armed Forces of...

France says ‘go ahead’ to African security initiatives

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday encouraged African nations calling for greater autonomy over their security to "go for it", following the...

EU takes step towards closer defence cooperation

The EU will move towards closer defence ties Monday with more than 20 states signing a landmark pact that aims to boost cooperation after...