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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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French Army set to receive 90 VBL Ultima armoured vehicles in 2021

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The French Army, or Armée de Terre, is expected to receive 90 VBL Ultima 4×4 light armored tactical reconnaissance vehicles in 2021. The Arquus will progressively modernize 733 VBLs to the new VBL Ultima standard. The VBL Ultima is an upgraded version of a French Vehicule Blinde Leger (VBL) wheeled, amphibious, armoured vehicle with great […]

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U.S. Army helicopters arrive at northern French port of Dunkirk

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The U.S. Army 21st Theater Sustainment Command has reported that military helicopters and equipment from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, arrived March 6, 2021, at the Port of Dunkirk, France. According to a recent news release, the aviation brigade is home-stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas and its equipment arrived aboard the Endurance, […]

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MBDA awarded first contract for new Albatros NG air defense system

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European missile group MBDA has announced that it has been awarded the first contract for Albatros NG, a brand new CAMM-ER-based air defense system. As noted by the company, this first order, from an undisclosed international customer, marks a further validation of the wide appeal of the CAMM air defense family on the global marketplace […]

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Arquus launches its futuristic armored vehicle at IDEX 2021

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French Defense company Arquus unveiled its futuristic and will combat vehicle at the IDEX 2021 defense show. As noted by the company, the new advanced vehicle, called the Scarabee, incorporates the most modern and innovative technologies developed by the Arquus, including hybrid drive, energy management, suspension height adjustment, independent rear steering axle, among many others. […]

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Russian fighters make unsafe intercept of French Air Force aircraft over Black Sea

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Two Russian Su-27 fighter jets on Wednesday conducted an “unsafe” intercept of a group of French Air Force aircraft operating over the Black Sea. Two French Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft and a KC-135FR aerial refueling tanker flying over international waters in the Black Sea when it was intercepted by two Russian Sukhoi Su-27 […]

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Arquus deliveries the 2000th VT4 vehicle to the French army

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French armoured vehicle manufacturer Arquus has announced on Tuesday that it successfully delivered the 2000th VT4 to the French defense procurement agency, the DGA. According to a company statement, this major milestone in the program validates the measures implemented by Arquus and the DGA to ensure the continuity of production for the forces despite the health […]

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