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Greece Buys French Frigates
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

Greece Buys French Frigates

Greece prefers French ships to modernise its naval forces with Naval Group’s Frégate de Défense et d'Intervention (FDI)(the export designation Belh@rra®)

France wants to sign the Greek Deal
Navy / Maritime

France wants to sign the Greek Deal

France and Greece want to end the acquisition struggle with Frégate de Défense et d'Intervention (FDI)(the export designation Belh@rra®) and Gowind corvettes.

French Reaction Caused Counter Reactions
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

French Reaction Caused Counter Reactions

French President Emmanuel Macron is furious about the cancelled Australian Submarine deal. His foreign minister calls the deal with the US “a betrayal”.

   Macron is also furious at neutral Switzerland over the F-35 deal.
Air Bilateral Relations

Macron is also furious at neutral Switzerland over the F-35 deal.

The trip to France by Federal President Guy Parmelin, which had been planned for six months, falls through the cracks. French President Emmanuel Macron does not want to meet with the Swiss President.

Paris summoned US and Australian Ambassadors Over Submarine Deal
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

Paris summoned US and Australian Ambassadors Over Submarine Deal

French ambassadors to the United States and Australia have been summoned in response to a new agreement between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia under which Australia will receive nuclear-powered submarine technology from the US and the UK.

Australia scraps $90 billion submarine deal for nuclear-powered ones
Navy / Maritime Regional / Strategy

Australia scraps $90 billion submarine deal for nuclear-powered ones

Australian government established a new submarine deal with UK and USA (AUKUS) and broke the one with France.

French Navy’s Laser Weapon gets Prepared for 2022
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

French Navy’s Laser Weapon gets Prepared for 2022

French Navy is preparing to test the HELMA-P laser weapon system in 2020. The system has passed the trials on the ground recently.

HAF has officially received its first Dassault Rafale combat aircraft
Air Bilateral Relations

HAF has officially received its first Dassault Rafale combat aircraft

Hellenic Air Force (HAF) received its first French Rafale F3R aircraft with a handover ceremony held at Istres Merignac Air Base.

Thales’ UAS reaches over 100 km
Unmanned Systems

Thales’ UAS reaches over 100 km

Thales has completed the first flight of a half-scale prototype of its UAS 100 long-range unmanned air system.

The teeth of the C295 Gunship are from Roketsan
Air Ammunition Weapon / Missile

The teeth of the C295 Gunship are from Roketsan

An improved model of the gunsip aircraft, created from Airbus' C295 transport aircraft, was introduced in France.

Mali: France Suspends Joint Military Operations Over Military Coup
Bilateral Relations

Mali: France Suspends Joint Military Operations Over Military Coup

Malian soldiers detained interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane. They stripped them of their powers.

Airbus delivers the 100th A400M
Air

Airbus delivers the 100th A400M

Airbus has reached 100 A400M deliveries with MSN111, the tenth A400M for the Spanish Air Force.

Two more H160s for the French Navy
Navy / Maritime Air

Two more H160s for the French Navy

DGA has confirmed an option for Airbus helicopters, Babcock, and Safran helicopter engines for two more H160s for the French Navy.

France, Germany, Spain reached an agreement on FCAS
Air

France, Germany, Spain reached an agreement on FCAS

France, Germany, and Spain decided on the division of tasks as they reached an agreement regarding Phase 1B of the FCAS development program.