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French Air Force receives first of two American-made KC-130J tanker aircraft

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The French Air Force has received the first of two American-made KC-130J Hercules tanker aircraft, according to a statement issued Thursday by Lockheed Martin. France will receive a total of four Super Hercules aircraft — two C-130J-30 combat delivery airlifters and two KC-130J aerial refuelers — through a Foreign Military Sale with the U.S. government. […]

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French Griffon prepares to fight against Russian-made BMP-2

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Newest multi-role armored vehicle of the French Army called the Griffon to begin taking part in an extensive training program for its crews. The troopers gains experience maneuvering a new vehicle, use of remote weapons station at live-fire range and simulators. France’s public broadcaster, TF1, released footage of one of the stages of crew training, […]

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France considers acquiring CH-47 Chinook helicopters

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The French Air Force is considering the purchase of an undisclosed number of U.S.-made CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. The reporter of Challenges business magazine, Vincent Lamigeon said in a separate Twitter post on Monday that according to the Special Operations Command (COS) press kit, the Air Force is considering the acquisition of CH-47 Chinook heavy helicopters for […]

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French Army formally inducted first Griffon VBMR multirole armoured vehicles

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French Army formally inducted first Griffon 6×6 multirole armoured vehicles during a ceremony attended by Defence Minister Florence Parly. The VBMR Griffon is a multi-role armored vehicle that will replace the French Army’s VAB armored personnel carrier. According to army-technology.com, based on a 6×6 all-terrain truck chassis, the Griffon VBMR features modular architecture with a […]

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Dassault Aviation and Airbus SE unveils new generation fighter at Paris Air Show

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France aerospace giant Dassault Aviation and European defense, security and aerospace company Airbus SE have unveiled mock-up of the New Generation Fighter at the Paris Air Show 2019. Dassault Aviation and Airbus SE have delivered a joint industrial proposal to the governments of France and Germany for the first Demonstrator Phase of the Future Combat […]

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Airbus Helicopters unveils futuristic multi-role combat helicopter

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European aerospace giant Airbus unveiled its futuristic multi-role combat helicopter, called the H160M “Guépard”. The French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has announced that the launch of the Joint Light Helicopter (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger; HIL) program has been brought forward to 2021. The HIL program, for which the Airbus Helicopters’ H160 was selected […]

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US and French carrier strike groups take part in maritime exercise in Red Sea

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Pentagon announced Tuesday that Maritime forces from France’s Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group and the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group participated in a naval passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Red Sea, April 15. The Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group, composed of France’s Marine Nationale aircraft carrier FS Charles De Gaulle (R 91), […]

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French military announces start of Iraq withdrawal

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Broadcaster Europe 1 reports that the French Army has begun withdrawing from Iraq after the Islamic State group had been “defeated”. The French artillery group was deployed on the Iraqi-Syrian border against the Islamic State (IS) group, “has completed its mission,” said Thursday the spokesman of the French General Staff. “The Wagram Task Force has […]

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ATAC takes delivery of its last Mirage F1 aircraft from France

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Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), a part of Textron’s Airborne Solutions division, has taken delivery of the last of 63 ordered Mirage F1 aircraft from France, according to the company. On 2 April, ATAC announced that the company has delivery of the last of 63 Mirage F1 aircraft to its Adversary Center of Excellence facility […]

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General Atomics to integrate weapons kits onto French MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft

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American defense contractor General Atomics, an affiliate of General Atomics, has been awarded $8,9 million contract for the France MQ-9 Block 1 Weapons integration effort. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, a leading manufacturer of remotely piloted aircraft and electro-optic surveillance systems will product and integrate of weapons kits onto the French Air Force […]

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