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The First Sea Fire Radar of Thales for the FTI Frigates Enters Production

PARIS (France), May 10, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Thales Thales announced that they have started the production of the first Sea Fire digital radar for the French Navy’s five FTI future medium-size frigates programme, reported Defense News. The Sea Fire is a fully solid-state multifunction radar with a four-panel phased…

France Will Acquire a 5th Barracuda-Class Nuclear Attack Submarine

PARIS (France), May 8, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Charly Triballeu/AFP via Getty Images France will acquire a fifth Barracuda-class nuclear attack submarine. This was confirmed by the Ministry of the Armed Forces of France on 7th May, reported Defense News. The decision was taken on 2nd May 2018 during a ministerial…

ONERA Plans to Close Down Two of Its Sites

PARIS (France), May 4, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: ONERA The French national aerospace research center, ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales), plans to close down two of its sites under a broad restructuring plan, reported Defense News. ONERA is a public research establishment that has 8 major facilities…

Dassault Aviation Looks for New Partnership Options in India

PARIS (France), April 24, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images Dassault Aviation looks for new partnership options in India, so for that purpose and within a 4-day business tour last week, it held its first meeting of the executive committee in New Delhi (India) on 19th April 2018. This was announced…

New Joint MPA in the Plans of France and Germany

LONDON (the United Kingdom), April 10, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: EUNAVFOR On 27th April, the defence ministers of Germany and France will sign a letter of intent that covers a program for joint development of a maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), reported FlightGlobal. This "European solution" for renewal of the MPA fleets of…

Safran’s RTM322 Engines Selected for the New NH90s of Qatar

PARIS (France), April 3, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: © Airbus Helicopters The newly acquired twenty-eight NH90 helicopters of Qatar will be equipped with RTM322 engines, said Safran on March 28. Safran Helicopter Engines that is the world's leading manufacturer of helicopter engines with address  of the Head Office in Paris…

Qatar Down Paid for 12 More Rafale Fighters

PARIS (France), March 30, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Dassault Qatar down paid for twelve more Dassault Rafale jet fighters, reported Defense News. “The exercise of the option for the purchase of 12 additional Rafale fighters for Qatar comes into effect today,” Dassault announced on 27th March. The total number of the…

Two A400Ms Delivered in a Day to Two Different Countries

SEVILLE (Spain), March 26, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Africandefence.net On the 22nd March Airbus Defence and Space SAS announced their latest delivery of two A400Ms to two different European countries in one day – Germany and France. Such a delivery in one single day to two different nations is the first in the history of the…

Naval Group Selected the First Suppliers under the FTI Programme

PARIS (France), March 21, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images The first suppliers under the €3.8 billion FTI (Frégates de taille intermédiaire; in English: Frigates of intermediate size) military program for the French Navy are already selected by Naval Group. This was announced by the…

French NH90 Helicopters Will be Operated in Qatar

PARIS (France), March 15, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Yoan Valat/AFP via Getty Images Florence Parly, the Minister of the Armed Forces of France, welcomed the signed with Qatar contract for the purchase of 28 (twenty-eight) NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters from NHIndustries (NHI) in Aix-en-Provence,…

The French Navy Will Soon Operate Hybrid Ships

PARIS (France), March 15, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by DefenseNews Soon the French Navy will operate five hybrid-electric propulsion multi-mission harbour vessels, dubbed CMM, manufactured by iXblue’s H2X Division. They will be maintained by Cegelec Defense et Naval Sud-Est for 10 years, reported DefenseNews. The Contract for…

France sold military equipment for billions of dollars

Just a day after giving a simulation flight for Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, Emmanuel Macron signed a strategic agreement for billions USD with the Emir Of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The agreement is commercial and concerns the sale of over 490 French land machines for the Qatar`s Land Army and Dessault Rafale fighter jets for the…

France selects Nexter for light multirole vehicle

France has selected Nexter in a tender for a light multirole reconnaissance vehicle, “Light VBMR”, over contender Renault Trucks Defense (RTD), three executives have announced. Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the procurement office, informed Nexter last Friday (24 November) with news of the selection, of which is unofficial and allows…

French deploys Exercise Aurora 17 air support equipment

A Swedish Armed Forces national exercise conducted in the air, on land and at sea to increase Sweden’s defence capacity against territory threats, Aurora 17 involves 20,000 soldiers from the Swedish, French, US, Danish, Estonian, Norwegian, Lithuanian, and Finnish armed forces. Developed by the Eurosam consortium, including Thales and MBDA, the…

French Defense Minister Set to Garner New Contract for Rafale Jets in India

New Delhi (Sputnik) — Aiming to bag an additional order of Rafale fighter jets from the Indian Armed forces, French Defense Minister Florence Parley is visiting India next week. He will be meeting top political figures and officials of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Parley will be accompanied by a delegation of defense officials and French defense…