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French arms exports in 2014 ‘best in 15 years’

French arms exports in 2014 ‘best in 15 years’

Paris: French arms exports rose 18 percent in 2014, according to a defence ministry report published Tuesday, the country’s best export performance for 15 years. France sold 8.2 billion euros ($9.1 billion) of weapons last year, mainly due to clinching […]


India Unlikely to Go for More Than 36 Rafale Fighters At This Stage

India Unlikely to Go for More Than 36 Rafale Fighters At This Stage

India is unlikely to buy more than 36 French Rafale fighters as of now, less than one-third of the 126 jets that were envisaged under the now-scrapped $20 billion MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft) project. But another 20 Rafale jets […]


Germany, France to Jointly Develop ‘Leopard 3′ Tank

Germany, France to Jointly Develop ‘Leopard 3′ Tank

Germany and France are considering cooperation on developing a successor to the tank “Leopard 2.” The current model has been in service since 1979, and aging Bundeswehr equipment is currently in stark focus. The German Defense Ministry announced its plans […]


France Submits Proposals to Terminate Deal on Mistral Ships with Russia

France Submits Proposals to Terminate Deal on Mistral Ships with Russia

Paris handed over its proposals to Russia on possible ways to terminate the contract for the delivery of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russian Navy, Kommersant newspaper reported Friday. The offers imply the return to the Russian side about 785 […]


Airbus Shares Close 4% Down After A400M Crash

Airbus Shares Close 4% Down After A400M Crash

Shares in European aerospace giant Airbus have dropped more than 4 percent after the weekend crash of an A400M military plane in Spain fueled investors’ concern over Europe’s largest and hugely delayed defense project. In trading on Monday, shares in […]


French leader oversees Qatar jet deal, to attend Gulf summit

French leader oversees Qatar jet deal, to attend Gulf summit

French President Francois Hollande sought to boost ties in the Gulf Monday as he oversaw the signing of a warplanes deal with Qatar and arrived in Saudi Arabia for a summit. Hollande was to be the first Western head of […]


Rafale Deal: Dassault Likely to Enter Joint Venture with HAL

Rafale Deal: Dassault Likely to Enter Joint Venture with HAL

The multi-billion deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets could see French defence major Dassault Aviation entering into a joint venture with state-run HAL or any private player to set up a base here for augmenting its existing production line. Defence […]


Qatar Has Chosen the Rafale Fighter Aircraft

Qatar Has Chosen the Rafale Fighter Aircraft

Dassault Aviation is honored by Qatar’s decision to acquire 24 Rafale aircraft to equip its Air Force. The contract between the State of Qatar and Dassault Aviation is to be signed on Monday, May 4 in Doha in the presence […]


Indian, French Naval Exercise Varuna Commences at Goa

Indian, French Naval Exercise Varuna Commences at Goa

The fourteenth (14th) edition of Indo-French naval exercise (VARUNA) started with the arrival of four French naval ships at Goa today. Representing the French Navy is aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, two destroyers Chevalier Paul and Jean de Vienne, replenishment […]


France, Russia negotiating solution to frozen warship deal

France, Russia negotiating solution to frozen warship deal

French President Francois Hollande said Sunday that negotiations with Moscow were under way to find a solution to a dispute over the sale of two Mistral warships, frozen over the Ukraine crisis. “We are busy negotiating a solution to the […]


 
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