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 Rafael introduces the sixth-generation air-to-air missile Sky Spear
Expo and Air Show Weapon / Missile

Rafael introduces the sixth-generation air-to-air missile Sky Spear

Israeli defence manufacturer Rafael displayed the sixth-generation long-range air-to-air missile Sky Spear at the Paris Air Show.

France Invests in The Tank-Hunting UAV Project, Larinae
Ammunition Unmanned Systems Expo and Air Show

France Invests in The Tank-Hunting UAV Project, Larinae

The French Defence Innovation Agency (AID) has approved a remotely operated munition project Larinae for opportunity targets.

Romania to Add Three Watchkeeper X UAVs to its Inventory
Unmanned Systems Expo and Air Show

Romania to Add Three Watchkeeper X UAVs to its Inventory

Romania will diversify its inventory by adding Watchkeeper X UAVs in service following the Turkiye, Bayraktar TB2 Armed UAV purchase.

Israel Unveiles SpyX kamikaze drone at Le Bourget
Unmanned Systems Expo and Air Show

Israel Unveiles SpyX kamikaze drone at Le Bourget

Israel’s BlueBird Aero Systems unveils its electric engines SpyX kamikaze drone at the Paris Air Show 2023.

TEI and GE Aerospace Sign F110 Engine MRO Service Agreement
Expo and Air Show Engine and Transmission Logistics

TEI and GE Aerospace Sign F110 Engine MRO Service Agreement

GE extends TEI’s license to conduct F110 Depot Level Maintenance services for F-16 and F-15 fighter jets. The agreement is signed at the Paris Air Show.

The Return of TUSAŞ’s Sivrisinek /Mosquito UAV
Unmanned Systems Air

The Return of TUSAŞ’s Sivrisinek /Mosquito UAV

Turkish Aerospace’s (TUSAŞ) unmanned helicopter project, Sivrisinek / Mosquito or RS300, Rotorcraft UAV, returned to the stages.

Roketsan Displays Its Products at Paris Air Show
Weapon / Missile Expo and Air Show

Roketsan Displays Its Products at Paris Air Show

Roketsan is exhibiting its missile, rocket and ammunition technologies at the Paris Air Show in France.

France In Search of Portable Loitering Munition Solution
Ammunition Unmanned Systems

France In Search of Portable Loitering Munition Solution

France wants to develop loitering munitions for its units in the field. The French Defence Procurement Agency opens a tender for it.

Bell Tolls for French Armoured Vehicle Manufacturers
Interview / Exclusive File

Bell Tolls for French Armoured Vehicle Manufacturers

The French defence industry is at a crossroads. The share of aerospace exports is increasing, whereas the share of armoured vehicles is decreasing.

Greece’s Storm Shadow / SCALP to Rely on MBDA
Weapon / Missile Investment

Greece’s Storm Shadow / SCALP to Rely on MBDA

MBDA announced that it would perform the mid-life refurbishment of Greece’s Storm Shadow / SCALP missiles.

Naval Group establishes Naval Group Hellas in Greece
Investment Navy / Maritime

Naval Group establishes Naval Group Hellas in Greece

The French Naval Group Hellas subsidiary in Greece announced at the end of 2022, is now officially established.

Hellenic Navy’s First FDI Frigate is Under Construction
Navy / Maritime Expo and Air Show

Hellenic Navy’s First FDI Frigate is Under Construction

Naval Shipyard shared photos of the first Navy FDI frigate under construction for the Hellenic Navy. Greece is currently holding DEFEA Defence Expo in Athens.

Prabowo Confirms Rafale, Mirage 2000 and F-15EX Acquisition
Bilateral Relations Air

Prabowo Confirms Rafale, Mirage 2000 and F-15EX Acquisition

Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto confirmed that Indonesia is determined to buy Rafale, Mirage 2000 and F-15EX fighter jets.

French Navy’s LHD Dixmude Visits Indonesia
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

French Navy’s LHD Dixmude Visits Indonesia

French Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Dixmude L9015, visited Indonesia to boost bilateral defence relations.