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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.

The SSN Duguay-Trouin Starts its Sea Trials
Navy / Maritime

The SSN Duguay-Trouin Starts its Sea Trials

Two years after the delivery of the first Barracuda-class nuclear attack submarine Suffren, the sea trials of the Duguay-Trouin started on March 27th, 2023.

The Winner Aircraft of INS Vikrant to be Announced
Air

The Winner Aircraft of INS Vikrant to be Announced

There are rumours that the Rafale M from Dassault France will be selected and determined as the winner as the new fighter jet to be deployed on India's most recent and indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. However, India has not announced the winner of the competition between the Dassault Rafale M fighter jet and the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

Chica: France has to Reorganise DGA
Country

Chica: France has to Reorganise DGA

A high-level French Official stated that the transformation of the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) is urgently necessary.

SIPRI Published 2022 Arms Trade Report: U.S. Dominates Arms Trade
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SIPRI Published 2022 Arms Trade Report: U.S. Dominates Arms Trade

SIPRI published its global arms trade report for 2022. The report indicates increased arms imports to Europe while US domination increases.