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France, Britain to deploy helicopters to Libya

France, Britain to deploy helicopters to Libya

France and Britain are deploying attack helicopters to strike Moamer Kadhafi’s forces, top French ministers said Monday, in a shift in tactics two months into NATO’s air war in Libya. NATO says it has seriously degraded Kadhafi’s military machine with […]


India Goes Full Steam to Finalize Fighter Aircraft Deal

India Goes Full Steam to Finalize Fighter Aircraft Deal

Rejecting the carping by those ejected out of the hotly-contested $10.4 billion MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft) race, most notably the US, India is going full throttle to ink the “mother of all defence deals” by December. The aim is […]


UK and France Make Final Step Towards Co-Operation Treaty

UK and France Make Final Step Towards Co-Operation Treaty

UK Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox yesterday played host to his French counterpart in London to exchange the ratified Defence and Security Co-operation Treaty between the two countries. The meeting between Dr Fox and the French Defence Minister, Gérard Longuet, […]


Mistral warship talks stumble over sensitive technology

Mistral warship talks stumble over sensitive technology

Talks between Russia and France on the purchase of Mistral class helicopter carriers have come to a dead end over Russia’s demands on the transfer and licensed production of sensitive electronics, a Russian defense industry source said on Friday. Mistral […]


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 […]


 
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