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French Navy will receive more H160 helicopters

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Just last week, Airbus Helicopters reported that the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has confirmed an option for two more H160s for the French Navy. As noted by the company, these aircraft will join the fleet of four H160s already contracted in 2020, the first of which is currently being assembled by Airbus Helicopters in […]

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New Jaguar combat vehicle has fired MMP for the first time

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The new French Jaguar armoured reconnaissance and combat vehicle (EBRC) has test-fired MMP medium-range missile, for the first time. On 14 April, the French defense procurement agency (DGA) carried out the firing at their Land Techniques Test Centre as part of the Jaguar qualification. Launched from the retractable pod on the Jaguar’s turret in a […]

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Lockheed Martin receives $51M support of the French Air Force C-130 aircraft

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The U.S. Department of Defense said Wednesday that Lockheed Martin won a $51 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract in support of the French Air Force for long-term sustainment of C-130 aircraft. Per the contract, Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin will provide for the program management, field service representatives, travel and per diem, data, replenishment of spares […]

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French nuclear-powered submarine fired Exocet SM39 cruise missile

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The French Navy has released a short video showing the test-firing of an Exocet SM39 underwater-launched anti-ship cruise missile from the nuclear-powered attack submarine. In a video posted by the French Navy, this weekend showed a test of an SM39 missile in the Atlantic Ocean on April 19. A nuclear attack submarine destroyed a target […]

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Russia denies aggressive intentions that Ukraine fears

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Senior Russian politicians have denied his country has any aggressive intentions in relation to Ukraine, saying that all its large-scale military exercises are aimed only at strengthening the country’s defense. Earlier this week, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Russian diplomats in Moscow and Vienna have been calling on partners not to distort […]

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Northrop Grumman secures $99M contract for Advanced Hawkeye aircraft for France

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Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. won an additional $99 million for three E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft ordered by France, the Defense Department announced this week. The award is a modification of a previous contract for procuring long-lead items and associated services in support of the production and delivery of three E-2D Advanced […]

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France conducts massive drills of its strategic nuclear forces

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On April. 7, France conducted massive drills of its strategic nuclear forces that mobilized as many as 50 military aircraft including WC-135 Constant Phoenix atmospheric sampling aircraft. The French Air and Space Force said in a statement that the maneuvers included a mock nuclear air raid carried out over French territory under the Poker exercises. […]

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India gets new batch of French Rafale fighter jets

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Indian Air Force announced on Wednesday that it has taken delivery of the 4th batch of Rafale fighter aircraft. The details were given in a 31 March media release, to announce that the 4th batch of three Indian Air Force Rafale fighter jets landed on Indian soil after a direct ferry from Istres Air Base […]

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Japan Coast Guard expands its fleet with two new H225 helicopters

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Airbus Helicopters, the world’s largest commercial helicopter maker, on Tuesday announced that Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will expand its fleet with two new H225 helicopters, taking its total Super Puma fleet up to 17, comprising two AS332s and 15 H225s. According to a company news release, the largest Super Puma operator in Japan received its […]

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France readies to offer Rafale fighter jets to Ukraine

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France is considering proposing an alternative to Soviet-era Mikoyan MiG-29 combat aircraft for the Ukrainian Air Force’s future fighter jet, opex360.com reported this week. French military experts also quoted the source saying that French President Emmanuel Macron may propose to the defense minister of Ukraine to renew the local fleet of fighter jets. According to […]

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