Indonesia has advanced talks with France for the acquisition of Rafale aircraft, Scorpene submarines and Gowind corvettes which would figure in a potential defence cooperation deal between the two countries to be signed later this year. Jakarta is interested in acquiring 48 Rafale jets, up to 4 Scorpene submarines armed with Exocet SM39 missile and by two 2,500-ton Gowind corvettes, French publication LATribune said quoting informed sources
Frances Naval Group announced the switching on of the reactor of nuclear powered submarine, Suffren, in an event called "divergence." “Divergence is conducted from the Propulsion Control Station (PCS) of the Suffren
The Dutch Ministry of Defense issued a B-Letter for the nearly $3 billion Walrus-class submarine replacement program and has shortlisted French
Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar has rubbished a report claiming that it was able to develop sophisticated Bayraktar TB2 drones using technology imported from the United Kingdom. "We never got it from you
The Philippine Air Force (PAF) accepted delivery of two Bell AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters it received as a present from Jordan, on Tuesday. “The helicopters arrived Tuesday morning and will be reassembled to put rotors and launchers
French Naval Group has pitched its Barracuda-family submarine with Transfer of Technology (ToT) for Netherlands Walrus replacement program at the NIDV's Defence & Security exhibition in Rotterdam city, Netherlands, on Thursday. The Dutch government announced its intent to buy four submarines to replace Walrus-class ships last year
Italian navys AW101 medium-lift helicopter crashed on top of the naval forces Caio Duilio Horizon-class destroyer, on Wednesday evening. “Italian Navy's AW101 helicopter crashed during a training flight on Nov
Naval Group and Fincantieri have christened their equally shared joint venture as ‘NAVARIS. The incorporation of the JV, NAVARIS is expected as planned before the end of the current year
The steel-cutting ceremony of the first defence and intervention frigate (FDI) took place at the Naval Group site of Lorient, located in north-western France, on Thursday. The first of the five warships ordered by the French navy in April 2017 will be delivered in 2023
Frances move to sell two FTI multi-mission frigates (Frégates de taille intermédiaire, or Belharra) armed with MdCN naval cruise missiles to Greece could irk Turkey, souring the relationship between the two countries. The frigates in question are Naval Group-manufactured FTIs that have a displacement of about 4,000 tonnes
President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed a new law that axes Moscows participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed between the US and Russia in 1987 to avoid a repeat of incidents such as the ‘Cuban Missile Scare. The law, which was backed by parliament was published on the government portal for legal information on July 3, Repors Radio Free Europe
The US-made Javelin anti-tank missiles allegedly belonging to the "Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates" seized in Libya last week, is expected to worsen the already sour military sales between Abu Dhabi and Washington. “You are surely aware that if these allegations prove true you may be obligated by law to terminate all arms sales to the UAE,” US Senator Bob Menendez wrote in a letter sent to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to
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