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France is set to review its defense posture in the world

On October 4, the Defense Council of France will be reunited in order to discuss the new defense posture of the V Republic. The President Emmanuel Macron will pronounce on his ambitions regarding the...

H145M completes first flight with HForce weapon system

At the end of August, the H145M performed its first flight with a complete HForce weapon system in Donauwörth. Thanks to this modular weapon system designed by Airbus, the H145M can be equipped with...

France’s first Phenix multi-role tanker transport completes maiden flight

The first Phenix (Phoenix) multi-role tanker transport (MRTT), designed by Airbus Defence for France’s Armée de L’air (Air Force) made its maiden flight on September 7 from the company’s Getafe conversion centre near Madrid in...

Egypt looks to buy new 155-millimeter howitzers

The Egyptian Ministry of Defence is looking to increase the size of its self-propelled artillery fleet. The Egyptian military issued a request for proposals for the acquisition of the modern 155mm self-propelled artillery systems to France, Russia, South Africa and South...

ECA Group confirms delivery of its second inspection system to Russia

Russian shipyard SNSZ  took delivery of the second underwater inspection system, according to ECA Group's officials. On  July 25, the ECA Group announces the delivery of the second underwater inspection system to the Sredne-Nevski Shipyard...

Airbus Defence and Space successfully tests a new type of aircraft

Airbus Defence and Space has successfully tested a new type of aircraft that will aid the development of future unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for series production. The unmanned jet-propelled demonstrator with the project name...
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First Pilatus PC-21 of French Air Force makes maiden flight

The first French Air Force Pilatus PC-21 (serial number 293, registration 709-FC) single-engine turboprop aircraft made its maiden flight from the company's production facility on 10 July. According to the spotters, after the first flight, the...

France unveils newest VBMR Griffon multi-role armoured vehicle at military parade in Paris

The French Armed Forces have displayed newest VBMR Griffon multi-role armoured vehicle, as part of «1917-2017: 100 ans de technologie» show during Bastille Day 2017 military parade. The new-generation Griffon 6x6 multi-role armoured vehicles (VBMR) are being acquired by...