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UK and French troops train together

UK and French troops train together

To increase interoperability between French and UK troops, reciprocal training has begun between the two nations. Report by Leigh Hamilton. Nestled in the northern French countryside is CENZUB, one of the French Army’s training camps which specialises in fighting in […]


DCNS Begins Sea Trials of First-of-Class FREMM Frigate Aquitaine

DCNS Begins Sea Trials of First-of-Class FREMM Frigate Aquitaine

One month early, DCNS begins the sea trials of the Aquitaine, the first ship built under the FREMM multimission frigate programme. The campaign takes place off the Brittany peninsula and is expected to last several weeks including return trips to […]


Thales to Support French Army Counter-IED Jammers

Thales to Support French Army Counter-IED Jammers

Thales has been selected by the French Army to assure through-life support of a sizeable proportion of its radio-controlled IED jammers deployed in external theatres of operation. This contract confirms Thales’s positioning as a key and unifying player within European […]


Top French lawmaker urges commando mission in Libya

Top French lawmaker urges commando mission in Libya

The influential chairman of the French parliament’s foreign affairs committee on Monday called on France to send special forces troops to Libya to guide in air strikes. Axel Poniatowski, a member of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s majority party, warned NATO’s campaign […]


France says NATO not fulfilling its role in Libya

France says NATO not fulfilling its role in Libya

France says NATO is not fulfilling its role properly to protect civilians in Libya by destroying the regime’s heavy weapons. This comes after the rebels rejected a cease-fire proposal brokered by the African Union. France has criticized its NATO allies […]


DCNS at LAAD Exhibition in Brazil

DCNS at LAAD Exhibition in Brazil

DCNS is a major player in the European and world markets for value-added naval defence systems. As a naval prime contractor, shipbuilder and systems integrator, DCNS combines resources and expertise spanning the naval defence value chain and entire system lifecycles. […]


Additional Orders for DRAC Air Vehicles for the French Army

Additional Orders for DRAC Air Vehicles for the French Army

Cassidian has been notified by the French defence procurement agency (DGA) of the confirmation of additional orders for DRAC air vehicles and systems for the French Army. The DRAC mini-UAV close-range reconnaissance system is intended to enhance the intelligence seeking […]


UN, French forces attack Gbagbo bases in Ivory Coast

UN, French forces attack Gbagbo bases in Ivory Coast

French and UN helicopters fired at the Ivory Coast presidential palace and bases of strongman Laurent Gbagbo as the country’s elected president launched an all-out push to make him step down. The helicopters targeted the presidency, Gbagbo’s residence and military […]


Qatar flies first sortie enforcing no-fly zone over Libya

Qatar flies first sortie enforcing no-fly zone over Libya

Airmen from Qatar, the newest member to the coalition supporting the enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, flew their first operational sortie March 25 in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn. A Qatari Emiri Air Force Mirage 2000-5 flew […]


 
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