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Indian Brass Split Over French Mirage Upgrade Deal

Indian Brass Split Over French Mirage Upgrade Deal

With the $2.4 billion Mirage-2000 upgrade deal with France in its final stages, India’s defence ministry and air force top brass seem to be split over the high costs and likely benefits to the country’s future air power needs. With […]


France and Britain to work on military drone

France and Britain to work on military drone

France and Britain plan to set up a joint team to oversee the possible development of an unmanned military aircraft, French Defence Minister Gerard Longuet said on Monday at the Paris Air Show. The team will be based in Britain […]


France transfers sensitive warship technology to Russia

France transfers sensitive warship technology to Russia

France has transferred to Russia all the technology it asked for under a $1.7-billion deal for two French-built Mistral class amphibious assault ships for the Russian Navy, a Russian arms exporter said on Monday. Under the deal signed on Friday, […]


Russia Signs Contract for Two Mistral-Class Amphibious Ships

Russia Signs Contract for Two Mistral-Class Amphibious Ships

DCNS today signed a contract with Russian defence export agency Rosoboronexport under the Franco-Russian intergovernmental agreement of 25 January for the supply of four Mistral/BPC-type force projection & command vessels. The contract signed today calls for two Mistral/BPC ships and […]


Russia signs $1.7 bln deal for 2 French warships

Russia signs $1.7 bln deal for 2 French warships

Russia and France signed on Friday a $1.7 billion (1.2 bln euro) contract on two French-built Mistral class amphibious assault ships for the Russian Navy. The deal was signed in St. Petersburg by Anatoly Isaikin, director of Russia’s Rosoboronexport state-controlled […]


France to Pay Taiwan Penalty Over Warship Deal

France to Pay Taiwan Penalty Over Warship Deal

The French government and defense giant Thales said Thursday they will pay Taiwan a court-ordered fine of 630 million euros (US$913 million) after losing an appeal in a case involving bribes to clinch a Lafayette-class frigate deal with Taiwan in […]


Nuclear weapons threat not decreasing, study says

Nuclear weapons threat not decreasing, study says

More than 5,000 nuclear weapons are deployed around the world and nuclear powers continue investing in new weapon systems, making meaningful disarmament in the near future unlikely, a report published Tuesday said. “More than 5,000 nuclear weapons are deployed and […]


Czech Gripens Attend Tiger Meet in France

Czech Gripens Attend Tiger Meet in France

In May four Gripen fighters from the 211th tactical squadron, Čáslav Air Force Base in the Czech Republic participated in the NATO Tiger Meet 2011. The exercise took place in Cambrai, France and is one of the largest air exercises […]


Astrium to Destroy World War I Chemical Weapons

Astrium to Destroy World War I Chemical Weapons

The French Ministry of Defence has selected Astrium as prime contractor for the SECOIA program (French abbreviation for “destruction site for stockpile of old weapons”), which covers the design, construction and operation of a specialised plant for the destruction of […]


 
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