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France clinches first foreign sale of Rafale jets with Egypt contract

Rafale fighter aircraft

France announced Thursday it will sell 24 Rafale fighters plus a frigate to Egypt in a 5 billion euro ($5.7 billion) deal that marks the first foreign contract for the multi-role combat jet. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will […]


Lebanon to start receiving French arms in April

Lebanon to start receiving French arms in April

The first deliveries of Saudi-funded French weapons to help Lebanon combat jihadists will begin in April, a spokesman for Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday. Fabius confirmed the time frame at a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam on […]


Russia Sends France Formal Inquiry on Non-Delivery of Mistral Warship

BPC Dixmude (L9015) in Jounieh bay, Lebanon 2012.

Moscow has sent Paris an official inquiry for an explanation of why a Mistral helicopter carrier was not delivered to Russia according to an earlier signed agreement, a high-ranking official from the Russian Defense Ministry‚Äôs Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation […]


Original Terms Have to Be Met In Rafale Jet Deal: Parrikar

Original Terms Have to Be Met In Rafale Jet Deal: Parrikar

India on Monday said France would have to adhere to the conditions specified in the original tender for the $20 billion MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft) project, even as defence secretary R K Mathur left for Paris amid the deadlock […]


Indian Rafale Deal Hits Rough Weather

Indian Rafale Deal Hits Rough Weather

India plans to take a final call, one way or the other, on the gigantic $20 billion MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft) project to acquire 126 French Rafale fighters before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits France and Germany in April. […]


DoD Announces European Infrastructure Consolidation Actions and F-35 Basing in Europe

DoD Announces European Infrastructure Consolidation Actions and F-35 Basing in Europe

The Department of Defense announced today the consolidation of some U.S. infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations. These actions, taken as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) process, will save the U.S. […]


Thales to Upgrade Fire Control System On French Aircraft Carrier

Thales to Upgrade Fire Control System On French Aircraft Carrier

On behalf of the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA), the Joint Armaments Cooperation Organization (OCCAr) has awarded Thales a contract to upgrade the fire control system for the anti-air missiles deployed by the French Navy’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier. […]


France to deploy aircraft carrier to Gulf in IS fight: report

France to deploy aircraft carrier to Gulf in IS fight: report

The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its fleet will be deployed to the Gulf to support operations against the Islamic State group, a military news site reported on Tuesday. The deployment of the marine battle group is due […]


France wants firm signs of Ukraine peace before Russia warship delivery

France wants firm signs of Ukraine peace before Russia warship delivery

France would only deliver two warships ordered by Russia if there were concrete signs of lasting peace in Ukraine, the French defence minister said Thursday. Russia has been accused by the West of arming and bankrolling a rebellion in eastern […]


 
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