France wraps Toulon naval base in C-UAS cocoon
Asset and base protection is an important priority for the French Navy, especially at Toulon.
France steps up support for Ukraine with 155mm artillery
A dozen Caesar 155mm artillery systems will be delivered to Ukraine after France reverses a previous focus on providing defensive weapons.
France offers low-key support for Ukrainian cause
France has been less vocal than other European countries in providing military aid to embattled Ukraine, although it has reacted swiftly to deploy ground, air and sea assets to protect NATO allies.
French Army trains with first Jaguars
Initial operational deployment of the Jaguar EBRC is possible in 2022 and the delivery schedule could even be fast-tracked if the security situation in Europe requires it.
15th December 2021
The French Navy has received its first two EDA-S craft but it will take some time before all of them enter service.
9th November 2021
French mountain troops and the Foreign Legion are conducting tests of a heavily modified variant of the HT270.
1st November 2021
Militaries remain interested in low-altitude tethered balloons for base protection, or airships as high-altitude platforms for ISR and communications relay missions.
21st October 2021
A dozen speedboats are being built for the French Navy by Ufast to avoid a USS Cole-style attack.
19th October 2021
Retirement of the nine remaining C-160 aircraft is happening more quickly than the French Air and Space Force wanted.
14th October 2021
The service life of three upgraded La Fayette frigates will overlap slightly with new-generation FDI vessels.
7th October 2021
French Air Force issues MRO RfP for CN235 transports as high utilisation and harsh operating environments impact expected airframe service life.
6th October 2021
Nexter expects to deliver an initial 20 Jaguar EBRC 6x6 vehicles to the French Army this year, followed by the first Serval VBMR multirole 4x4s in 2022.
28th September 2021
Standard 6 upgrade for French maritime patrol aircraft includes new AESA radar and improved multispectral imaging.
9th September 2021
Attrition and heavy maintenance demands affect French Naval Aviation fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter requirements.
3rd September 2021
Mirage 2000D RMV aircraft have been tested in Djibouti, with a view to deploy them on operational missions from Niger in 2022.
23rd July 2021
Efforts are stepping up to provide 800 enhanced VBL vehicles for the French Army and new remote weapon stations for vehicles in the Scorpion programme
8th July 2021
SOF variant of NH90 offers a number of improvements but France must still convince other operators to adopt it.
7th July 2021
An armed version of the C295 has finally undergone test flights and ground tests in Spain.
2nd July 2021
A new optronic ball will fly by the end of the year, and Thales is considering other sensors for Spy’Ranger.
30th June 2021
Dealing with IEDs and mines appears still to be a core focus for French UGV developers, although some progress is being made on fully autonomous systems.
28th June 2021
Change is afoot for the French fleet of MQ-9 Reapers.
23rd June 2021
Novel applications to be displayed at an upcoming French SOF exhibition include the integration of acoustic shot detection technology on a mini-UAV.
22nd June 2021
The first ISTAR aircraft developed by the French Air and Space Force will be sent to Mali in July.
21st June 2021
Naval Group spearheads French industry efforts to meet Greek future frigate requirements, as the decision day looms.