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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 […]


France, Russia to sign warship deal before Putin’s visit

France, Russia to sign warship deal before Putin’s visit

France and Russia should sign a contract on four Mistral class helicopter carriers for Russia before June 21, when Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is to visit France, President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday. “We have agreed everything with President Medvedev […]


US secretly helped French nuclear program

US secretly helped French nuclear program

The United States secretly helped France develop advanced nuclear weapons in the 1970s as part of a bid by the Nixon administration to sow divisions in Europe, declassified US documents showed. Henry Kissinger, the senior aide to President Richard Nixon […]


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 […]


 
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