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What caliber will be the gun that will arm the battle tank of the future, which France and Germany intend to jointly develop within the framework of the MGCS program?
In 2009, the French Government naturally notified Nexter System of the contract relating to the Maintenance in operational condition of the 254 Leclerc tanks then in service with the Army.
Since last year, the Ukrainian government has declared its desire for the country to acquire fighter jets in the coming years to blacken Russian MiG-29s. The French portal opex360.com reports that Paris is ready to offer a suitable offer for their Rafal.
The Greek City Times writes that Paris has offered Athens frigates and a destroyer as a gift free of charge. These are the frigates class Cassard Jean Bart (D615) and Latouche-Treéville (D646), Georges Anti-submarine destroyer class Leygues.
The president of the French aviation giant Dassault Aviation Eric Trappier, complained at a press conference about problems with the "European" Next Generation Fighter (NGF) program, which in turn is part of the FCAS (Future Combat Air System) developed by France, Germany, and Spain
According to the U.S. Army Europe and Africa Command, the American artillerymen will conduct test-firing using French Bonus Mk for the first time in history in cooperation with their French counterparts
The French army continues to increase its flotilla of microdrones. The Belgian newspaper Army Recognitions announces a new order for 50 Novadem microdrones.
According to Parly, this is meant to be evidence of the French Navy's ability to operate far into France and for a long time, in conjunction with its Australian, American, and Japanese strategic partners.
Dassault Aviation has received a contract from the French Ministry of Armed Forces to supply 12 new Dassault Rafale multirole fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defence24.
Two days ago, the French edition of Zone Militaire Opex360 announced that the door for negotiations between Greece and France on "naval forces" was not closed. On the contrary, according to the publication, there is a high probability that France will arm Greece with frigates.
The three strongest European countries - Britain, France, and Germany - are beginning to produce a new European tank of the next generation. The source of information is the Russian edition of Popular Mechanics.
India is urgently looking for a fighter, and France may push the Indians back into the Russians' arms. A similar analysis is made by the Russian author Dmitry Sikorsky in his article.
Shortly before Christmas, the French army announced its intention to order an additional 12,000 5.56 mm HK416F assault rifles, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according to a statement on Twitter.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced that the new French carrier would be nuclear-powered. Its construction will carry out by a consortium of the largest French companies, the Naval Group shipbuilding concern leader.
The French procurement authority Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA), has ordered the first series of the MK82-EP, which intends for the Mirage 2000 and Rafale fighter jets
France is launching a procedure to develop a new air-to-surface missile for its attacking Tiger helicopters, the French Minister of Defense announced, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is going to declare to him his resolute disagreement with the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq
France does not intend to forget about its strategic interests in the Mediterranean Sea and is creating a special group of ships to operate in the most conflicting eastern part of this basin
The French are unofficially planning to reduce their military presence in the African Sahel later this year. At the same time, Paris is to count on increased military assistance in its activities in the region from the armed forces of European partners
In Western Europe, fears are growing both about the next wave of terrorist attacks, just after the events in Nice and Vienna, and about the effects of the second wave of the pandemic, learned BulgarianMilitary.com