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France has Test-fired M51.3 SLBM
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

France has Test-fired M51.3 SLBM

France tested the new version of its SLBM, the M51.3. The submarine-launched missile is known for its thermonuclear warhead capacity.

The Times: Germany May Leave the FCAS for the Tempest
Air Defence Politics Bilateral Relations

The Times: Germany May Leave the FCAS for the Tempest

Germany is reportedly considering leaving the FCAS project with France for the British GCAP/Tempest, upsetting the European strategic balance.

Airbus to sell Caracal helicopter to the Netherlands
Air

Airbus to sell Caracal helicopter to the Netherlands

Airbus Helicopters, winning the competition against Sikorsky, will manufacture 14 military helicopters to the Netherlands.

Saudi Arabia to Order 54 Rafale from Dassault Aviation
Air

Saudi Arabia to Order 54 Rafale from Dassault Aviation

The Saudi Arabian kingdom is considering the acquisition of 54 Rafale. Dassault Aviation must send a proposal before November 10.

Korea to use MBDA’s Mistral ATAM Missiles at KMAH
Weapon / Missile

Korea to use MBDA’s Mistral ATAM Missiles at KMAH

KAI awarded MBDA a contract to integrate the Mistral ATAM anti-air missile system on the Korean Marine Attack Helicopter (KMAH).

France Invests $ 13.3 Billion on FCAS and Rafale Until 2035
Air Investment Unmanned Systems

France Invests $ 13.3 Billion on FCAS and Rafale Until 2035

According to La Tribune, France is investing a total of € 13.3 billion in the development of the Future Air Combat System (FCAS) and Rafale until 2035.

Naval Group offers Scorpene submarines to Indonesia
Navy / Maritime

Naval Group offers Scorpene submarines to Indonesia

French Naval Group offers a new version of its Scorpene Evolved submarine to Indonesia with a lithium-ion (LIO) battery.

France Sends Military Equipment to Armenia
Bilateral Relations

France Sends Military Equipment to Armenia

Paris seeks to deepen defence ties with Yerevan to help ensure its defences, as Macron announced his unconditional support.

Romania Acquires French Scorpene Submarines
Navy / Maritime

Romania Acquires French Scorpene Submarines

Romania that failed to acquire French corvettes go for French submarines now. The program will be completed in eight years and cost 2 billion euros.

Macron Unconditionally Supports Armenia
Bilateral Relations

Macron Unconditionally Supports Armenia

French President Macron declared his “unconditional” support to the Armenians against Azerbaijan.

End of “ France Afrique” as France Leaves Niger
Regional / Strategy Bilateral Relations

End of “ France Afrique” as France Leaves Niger

French President Macron announced the departure of the French ambassador and the 1,500 French troops stationed in Niger by the end of 2023.

Fire Broke out on the French frigate Courbet
Navy / Maritime

Fire Broke out on the French frigate Courbet

The French frigate Courbet (F-712 ), en route for NATO's SNMG2 group deployment, returned at the port of Toulon because a fire broke out at the vessel.

Airbus May Merge Fighter Jet Offices
Air

Airbus May Merge Fighter Jet Offices

According to union sources, Airbus may merge two separate fighter jet businesses as part of a broader reorganization of its Defence & Space (ADS) division.

Indonesia Acquires the Airbus A330 MRTT
Air

Indonesia Acquires the Airbus A330 MRTT

Airbus and Boeing were competing for the Indonesian Air Force Tanker Fleet. Indonesia will acquire the Airbus A330 MRTT.