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Emmanuel Macron

Space Lasers for Satellite Defense Top New French Space Strategy

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


French Defense Minister Florence Parley says she has been exploring with French defense giant Thales concepts for what she called “fearsome little detectors” that “will be the eyes of our most valuable satellites.”

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With FCAS, French Air Force’s Renaissance Begins

Posted by Murielle Delaporte on


France’s Air Force imagines new and improved concepts of operations will flow from the Future Combat Aircraft System (FCAS).

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Towards More European Defense Integration: Aachen Franco-German Treaty

Posted by Murielle Delaporte on


The Aachen Treaty is the fifth treaty signed in the city where Charlemagne was born and they have all shared a common thread of boosting European peace and integration. The first one, signed in 1668 in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle in French), put an end to the War of Devolution between France and Spain; the second, in 1748,… Keep reading →

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European Navies: Stepping Back Into the Game At Euronaval

Posted by Murielle Delaporte on


Two years have passed since Le Bourget hosted the last Euronaval show, two years during which the maritime world has become increasingly multipolar. For example, just in the submarine business, more than 40 countries are nowadays involved. In the meantime, Russia added 28 new ships to its fleet in 2018 alone, while China, with a… Keep reading →

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Australia Broadens Its Military Relationships With Shipbuilding Deals

Posted by Robbin Laird on


  CANBERRA: As the Chinese challenge grows, Australia is clearly concerned about expanded Chinese influence within Australia and with regard to Chinese efforts to reshape the external environment to expand the influence and power of the Chinese authoritarian state. Clearly the United States remains Australia’s core ally in dealing with the Chinese challenge, but as… Keep reading →

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Focus On What You Do For NATO, Europe, Not The $$

Posted by Michael Matlaga on


As feared, President Donald Trump came out swinging at the NATO summit. He castigated Germany for being subservient to Russia (guess he forgot about his idea to welcome Russia back to the G-7) and continued his focus on getting Europe to spend more on defense. Given the political environment, we welcome these constructive suggestions for how Europe… Keep reading →

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Eurosatory 2018:  Innovating Today to Conquer Tomorrow

Posted by Murielle Delaporte on


EUROSATORY: Like all military shows, Eurosatory – the French equivalent to the big AUSA annual meeting in the United States – takes the pulse of the land warfare market both from a technological and geopolitical point of view. Far from being exhaustive given the size of the show and the scope of such an endeavor,… Keep reading →

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