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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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Tactical Cyber Weapons For Future French Battlefield Ops?

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“We cannot accept that the decision to kill anybody is taken by a machine or software,” says retired French Lt. Gen. Alain Bouquin, speaking about France’s policy on the use of AI.

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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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French Defense Chief: ‘It’s Called Article 5, Not Article F-35’

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Paris wants to partner with the US, but a top French defense official says an unpredictable White House is forcing Europe to strike out on its own.

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France To US: You’re Really Important To Our New Fighter

Posted by Colin Clark on


France’s commitment to a cutting-edge sixth-generation fighter — working in tandem with drones and long-range sensors — is a sign of its commitment to deterring Putin’s Russia.

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From Paris To Orbit: France’s New Space Strategy

Posted by Murielle Delaporte on


With the landmark CSO-1 satellite launch December 19th and a new space strategy out soon, the French government is finally stepping up in space. A French-led, Europe-wide effort to modernize space capabilities had been announced in 2010, but it had been stalled for lack of urgency and funding. Now that’s changing.

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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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French Quick Reaction Force Key To Syrian Missile Strikes

Posted by Murielle Delaporte on


Whenever a high visibility military mission occurs – such as the April 13 combined strikes against Syrian chemical capabilities -, observers in democratic countries tend to focus on the glass half full and try to dig out every single matter that might have gone wrong. France is no exception and in the aftermath of the French… Keep reading →

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