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France Sells 20 Military Patrol Boats to Ukraine Totalling €136.5M

PARIS, (BM) - Ukraine strengthens the protection of maritime borders. According to Ukrainian media, the government approved the purchase of twenty patrol ships (boats) of the French company OSEA, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Russia is Training a Missile Attack Over Ukraine and has Tactical Groups to Invade in the

Europe Can No Longer Rely on the US to Defend NATO Allies – Emmanuel Macron

PARIS, (BM) - French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Europe is facing the "brain death of NATO," caused by American indifference to the transatlantic alliance, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting CNN. Read more: Lithuania Wants NATO to Reframe Its Baltic Airspace Mission Macron told the Economist in an article published Thursday

Indian and French Military Forces in Joint Drills in Rajasthan

NEW DELHI, (BM) - The armies of India and France will take part in a bilateral drill, with a focus on counter-terror operations, in Rajasthan from October 31 to November 13, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: 29 Countries in Jordan for ‘Eager Lion’ Exercise As part of Exercise Shakti-2019, French troops arrived in India on October

France and Germany Are Close to Agreement for the ‘Tank of the Future’ Program

PARIS, (BM) - France and Germany may soon come to an agreement on a joint program for a promising tank, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according of La Tribune report. Read more: Italy to Join European Development Program of Next-Gen Stealth Fighter Jet Major military industrial corporations Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Nexter and Rheinmetall

French Air Force Received First of Two KC-130J Super Hercules

PARIS, (BM) - Lockheed Martin delivered the first of two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers to representatives from France’s Armée de l’Air’s 62st Transport Wing at Orléans-Bricy Air Base at September, 16, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense 360 U.S. Read more: Russia and France Ready for Full-Fledged Military and Defence

MBDA Develops a New Electronic Warfare Weapon for the Royal Air Force

PARIS, (BM) - MBDA has been awarded a contract to demonstrate SPEAR-EW, a new electronic warfare version of the SPEAR weapon system family on order for the Royal Air Force (RAF), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: French MBDA Unveils Precision Strike Missile at DSEi 2019 SPEAR-EW is being developed by MBDA

British and French Companies Will Build the New UK Warships

LONDON, (BM) - Babcock Team 31 has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) as the preferred bidder to deliver its new warships, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Led by Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, and in partnership with the Thales Group, the T31 general purpose frigate programme will provide

The Netherlands Navy Purchases French Electronic Protection System

LONDON, (BM) - With modern electronic warfare (EW) systems required to cope with the unprecedented growth in Electromagnetic transmissions across the Electromagnetic spectrum (EMS), traditional systems are now suffering from unparalleled saturation, which reduces the probability of accurate threat detection, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting

RAF Fleet Will Be Updated with Leonardo/Thales Protection System

LONDON, (BM) - The UK Ministry of Defence has contracted Leonardo and Thales, under a single source procurement, to deliver an integrated UK Defensive Aids System (DAS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Leonardo and Thales are Considering the Joint Ccquisition of a Space Business from U.S. Firm Maxar

French MBDA Unveils Precision Strike Missile at DSEi 2019

LONDON, (BM) - MBDA has unveiled at DSEI 2019 how the Brimstone precision strike missile can equip unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to serve as an organic force-multiplier for the tactical commander, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. This development, utilising the Milrem Robotics THeMIS UGV, adds to Brimstone’s ‘One

Russia and France Ready for Full-Fledged Military and Defence Cooperation

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia’s top brass is ready for close cooperation with the French military, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told a meeting with his French counterpart Florence Parly on Monday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: During Osaka Meeting in June, Putin Invited US to Buy Russian Hypersonic Weapon

Naval Group Reported Second Quarter 2019 Net Sales of $1,8 Bn

PARIS, (BM) - Naval Group reported second quarter 2019 net sales of $1,8 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Commenting these results, Frank Le Rebeller, Senior Executive Vice President Finance, Legal and Purchasing, said: “The H1 results for 2019 show a slightly higher than expected operating profit and we

France Intends to Blind Adversary Satellites with Own Anti-Satellite Laser Weapon

PARIS, (BM) - France plans to develop anti-satellite laser weapons but will only deploy them in self-defence, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according defence minister Florence Parly statement on Thursday. Read more: The First of Three Military Imaging Satellites Launched by France Major military powers around the world are investing in new

Two European Countries Have Agreed to Increase Their Troops in Syria

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The United Kingdom and France have agreed to send additional forces to Syria to pick up the slack as U.S. troops withdraw, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Foreign Policy. Britain and France, the only other U.S. partners that still have ground forces in Syria, will commit to a marginal 10 to 15 percent troop increase, a

The Armed Forces of France to Receive First VBMR Griffon Armored Vehicles

PARIS, (BM) - On July 4, Mrs Florence Parly, French minister of Defense, will visit the French armored vehicles manufacturer Nexter in its Satory plant for the official reception of the first 6x6 multi-role armored vehicles designated VBMR Griffon, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Army Recognition. The Military Programming Law (Loi de

NATO Fighter Jets and Helicopters Are Practicing Their Flying Skills in France

MONT-DE-MARSAN (BGM) - More than 1,500 military personnel, 60 fighter jets and 13 helicopters are practicing their flying skills from 13 to 24 May at the 2019 NATO Tiger Meet at the French Air Base at Mont-de-Marsan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting NATO Allied Air Command. Around 900 sorties are being planned, prepared, conducted and

Thales Engaged with CSIS to Develop a Report on AI in National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Last Friday, 9th November 2018, Thales announced in a press release the engagement of the company with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for the purposes of developing an independent report on AI (artificial intelligence) in national security, learned BulgarianMilitary.com…

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