France progresses naval asset protection programme
A dozen speedboats are being built for the French Navy by Ufast to avoid a USS Cole-style attack.
France bids accelerated adieu to Transalls
Retirement of the nine remaining C-160 aircraft is happening more quickly than the French Air and Space Force wanted.
France receives first modernised La Fayette frigate
The service life of three upgraded La Fayette frigates will overlap slightly with new-generation FDI vessels.
France seeks support solutions for heavily utilised CN235 fleet
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.
7th June 2021
Official figures show that French defence equipment export orders took a big hit last year.
4th June 2021
Up to 13 additional PC-21 aircraft will be used by the French Air and Space Force for Phase IV training.
3rd June 2021
French SOF take a do-it-yourself approach to drone development.
2nd June 2021
Rapid overhaul of some VAB vehicles could be followed by a fleet-wide upgrade for a Middle Eastern customer.
26th May 2021
New equipment for French SOF is based on ideas from the coalface.
18th May 2021
An RfP from the French military calls for 500 nanodrones and microdrones, as part of a broader vision to strengthen its UAV fleet. Responses are due by 25 May.
14th May 2021
French red air operator ARES is expanding its fleet with 18 Mirage 2000s but which air force is supplying them?