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Eurodrone Completes PDR Stage
Unmanned Systems

Eurodrone Completes PDR Stage

The multi-national Airbus Eurodrone HALE UAV project has completed its Preliminary Design Review (PDR) stage.

Greece Reportedly to Acquire Ten F4 Standard Rafale Fighters
Air

Greece Reportedly to Acquire Ten F4 Standard Rafale Fighters

Greece is reportedly planning to order ten F4 standard Rafale fighter jets. Greek authorities hold negotiations with the French manufacturer Dassault Aviation.

French Navy Tests New Magnetic Anomaly Detection System
Navy / Maritime Sensors

French Navy Tests New Magnetic Anomaly Detection System

French Navy tests new magnetic anomaly detection system on NH-90 Caïman naval cooperation helicopters as part of Anti-Submarine Warfare.

KNDS Offers CAESAR 6x6 SPG to Malaysia
Weapon / Missile Expo and Air Show

KNDS Offers CAESAR 6x6 SPG to Malaysia

During DSA 2024, organised in Malaysia, French-German joint venture KNDS proposed its CAESAR 6x6 155 mm SPG to the Malaysian Army.

Turkish Air Force Attends NATO’s Space Symposium
Space

Turkish Air Force Attends NATO’s Space Symposium

Turkish Air Force attended the first NATO Space Symposium, which was held under the NATO Allied Command Transformation in Toulouse, France.

France Orders Long-Lead Items for Future PA-NG
Navy / Maritime Engine and Transmission

France Orders Long-Lead Items for Future PA-NG

France has officially ordered the new generation aircraft carrier (Porte-Avions Nouvelle Génération) PA-NG, which will replace the Charles de Gaulle in 2038.

Naval Group Involves in Formidable-class MLU
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

Naval Group Involves in Formidable-class MLU

Naval Group signed a contract with ST Engineering Marine Ltd. for the mid-life upgrade of Formidable-class frigates.

Airbus proposes unmanned UH-72 helicopters to USMC
Air

Airbus proposes unmanned UH-72 helicopters to USMC

Airbus is proposing the military version of the H145 helicopter, an unmanned UH-72 Lakota, to the US Marine Corps.

French FREEMs Need to Almost Double Crew on Operations
Navy / Maritime

French FREEMs Need to Almost Double Crew on Operations

The French FREMM frigates that operate in the Red Sea need 160 crew members to stay operational.

Italy and France to Strengthen Defence Cooperation
Bilateral Relations

Italy and France to Strengthen Defence Cooperation

France and Italy signed a letter of intent to add more to their existing cooperation in the defence sector.

Chinese Leader Xi to meet France’s Macron
Bilateral Relations

Chinese Leader Xi to meet France’s Macron

Invited by France, Serbia and Hungary, Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to France, Serbia and Hungary from May 5 to 10.

Hellenic Navy Considers Acquiring the 4th F/C FDI Belh@rra
Navy / Maritime

Hellenic Navy Considers Acquiring the 4th F/C FDI Belh@rra

The Greek Defence Ministry is considering acquiring the 4th frigate FDI Belh@rra as an LCS surface unit, and Coastal Patrol Vessel alternatives seem to fail.

France and Germany Agree on Europe’s Next-Generation MGCS
Land

France and Germany Agree on Europe’s Next-Generation MGCS

France and Germany agreed to develop a new battle tank, the MGCS. Its turret might incorporate the French 140 mm cannon and the German 130 mm cannon.

The First Batch of Croatian Rafales Enters the Service
Air

The First Batch of Croatian Rafales Enters the Service

Croatian Air Force receives the first six Rafales from France into service. Deliveries of all 12 aircraft will be complete by mid-2025.