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UK, France, “Cod War” Revived
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

UK, France, “Cod War” Revived

The Royal Navy has deployed HMS Severn and HMS Tamar to Jersey amid concerns of a possible island blockade by French boats. Boats will conduct “maritime security patrols”, according to the British Ministry of Defence. France has sent its patrol vessel to Jersey to “guarantee the safety” of people at sea and “accompany” French fishing vessels.

Airbus demonstrates C295 FITS mission system operated by ground-based crews
Air Logistics

Airbus demonstrates C295 FITS mission system operated by ground-based crews

Airbus has concluded a flight test campaign featuring a new capability for the C295 FITS mission system (COMMOMISS).

Egypt to Acquire 30 Rafale
Air Bilateral Relations

Egypt to Acquire 30 Rafale

Egypt has signed a contract with France to buy 30 Rafale fighter jets, its defence ministry said in a statement early on Tuesday.

Airbus Reports First Quarter (Q1) 2021 Results
Air Space

Airbus Reports First Quarter (Q1) 2021 Results

Airbus SE reported consolidated financial results for its First Quarter (Q1) ended 31 March 2021.

Naval Group delivers new OPV to Argentine Navy
Navy / Maritime

Naval Group delivers new OPV to Argentine Navy

Naval Group has delivered the A.R.A Piedrabuena (P-52), the second offshore patrol vessel ordered by the Argentine Navy.

Airbus appoints Simon Ward as Head of Turkey
Air

Airbus appoints Simon Ward as Head of Turkey

Airbus has named Simon Ward as its Head of Turkey, effective April 1st. He will be responsible for developing and implementing the Airbus strategy in Turkey.

First Air Defence FREMM Alsace near Delivery
Navy / Maritime

First Air Defence FREMM Alsace near Delivery

The multi-mission Alsace frigate, the latest addition to the Naval Group, arrived in Toulon. It will be delivered in a few weeks to the French Navy.

Nexter to Support Leclerc for Another 10 Years
Land Modernisation

Nexter to Support Leclerc for Another 10 Years

While there is no Eurotank, there will be Leclerc: France has extended the maintenance of its tanks for another ten years

French Dassault Aviation handed over three Rafale to IAF
Air

French Dassault Aviation handed over three Rafale to IAF

The fourth batch of three Rafale fighter jets landed in India on Wednesday evening after a ferry flight from France.

France forms JV to build Aircraft Carrier
Navy / Maritime

France forms JV to build Aircraft Carrier

Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces, informed about the new generation aircraft carrier and upcoming vessels.

US ship with a French name for Greek Navy
Navy / Maritime

US ship with a French name for Greek Navy

According to the Naval Analyses, the Greek government wants to build US Lockheed Martin frigates in France.

France offers Rafale fighters to Ukraine
Air Bilateral Relations

France offers Rafale fighters to Ukraine

France proposes its Rafale fighters according to French Websites Zone Militaire and Intelligence Online.

Hoke Defended FCAS at the French Senate
Air

Hoke Defended FCAS at the French Senate

Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, spoke at the French Senate today about the Future Combat Air System (FCAS).

Kalın: Turkey loses, the US loses
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Kalın: Turkey loses, the US loses

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalın Kalın accused the US of interfering with T-129 export to Pakistan.