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Feb 27, 2015

NavWeek: Running With the Pac

The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)....More
Feb 27, 2015

A400M Faces Production Challenges in 2015

Initially, Airbus was supposed to deliver 22 aircraft to at least four customers this year....More
Feb 26, 2015

France's Defense Procurement Agency Saved By Rafale Sale

French exports were up in 2014, but the year ahead brings uncertainty....More
Feb 17, 2015

French Rafale Wins First Export Sale

France says the first three aircraft are to be delivered to Egypt this summer....More
Feb 13, 2015

NavWeek: Frigate About It

Many doubt the idea that that the modified LCS will live up to the true definition of a frigate. But perhaps it's about time to give the Navy a....More
Feb 12, 2015

When Russians Fly Over European Coasts

The ministry said two French Mirage-2000 took off from Lan-Bihoué air base in south Brittany in response to the incident, along with a Rafale that....More
Feb 09, 2015

French MoD Backs Dassault's Position on Indian Rafale

French arms procurement chief says guaranteeing HAL Rafales was not part of original tender....More
Feb 06, 2015

Egypt Is Possible First Export Customer For French Rafale

Under the terms of a deal still being finalized, Cairo would buy up to 24 aircraft and a FREMM frigate....More
Feb 05, 2015

Hollande: Ukraine Could Be "Une Guerre Totale"

French president joins western leaders in Kiev to work out a diplomatic solution to the crisis there....More
Feb 05, 2015

France, Canada Still Seek Diplomatic Solution To Russian-Ukrainian Crisis

Asked if they would follow the U.S. lede, French and Canadian defense ministers said their governments would act independently....More
Feb 02, 2015

Tom Enders Talks Forthcoming 2014 Financial Results, A400M, And The Reorg

Outtakes from the annual Airbus press dinner in Paris....More
Jan 26, 2015

New Photos: Chilled Lightning

F-35 begins extreme climate testing....More
Jan 22, 2015

10 Things To Watch In The 2016 Budget Request

Six years into his presidency, President Barack Obama is planning to finally submit his budget request to Congress on time—meaning the week of Feb. 2....More
Jan 21, 2015

Peru Goes Dutch For SAR Helicopters

Peru will buy three used AB-412 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters from the Netherlands, Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert informed....More
Jan 20, 2015

Belgian Army Patrols City Streets

It was not a long weekend like it was in the States, but I felt the presence of the Belgian army on the streets of Brussels Jan. 17 when I saw a....More
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