The United Arab Emirates has closed the deal to acquire two French-made Gowind-class corvettes during France's Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, visit to Abu Dhabi this week. French President Emmanuel Macron announced the deal Thursday, stating “this decision further strengthens the strategic and military partnership between France and the United Arab Emirates, and represents a new export success for France”
Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Indian Navy Chief is touring France this week where he will be visiting the French Airbase at Landivisiau and the French Submarine Facility at Cherbourg. He will be briefed on the operational employability of the Rafale aircraft by the French Air Force
Indias first Scorpene-class submarine Kalvari is expected to be commissioned into service by December this year. "The Kalvari submarine has already been in the sea for some time
The Egyptian Navy has received first of four Gowind 2500 corvettes from France's Naval Group in a ceremony at a company shipyard in Lorient Friday. Naval Group, formerly known as DCNS, said in a press release that the corvette was delivered in just 36 months after it was ordered
The Indian Navy is likely to be commission its first Scorpene-class submarine, Kalvari, in the middle of this month. “The delivery is to take place around the middle of September,” one of the people quoted above said
An associate of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged in France with receiving bribes worth 30 million euros in a 2002 deal to buy two Scorpene submarines from the French company DCNS (now Naval Group). PM Razaks former adviser Abdul Razak Baginda was charged in France on July 18 with "active and passive complicity in corruption" and "misappropriation of corporate assets", the French judicial source told AFP
The Indian Ministry of Defense has issued Request for Information to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan, Naval Group (formerly DCNS) of France, Navantia of Spain, Rosoboronexport Rubin Design Bureau of Russia, Saab of Sweden and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems of Germany to build its new line of six conventional submarines at an estimated cost of $7.7 billion
Naval Group (formerly DCNS) is eyeing a multi-billion dollar maintenance contract of Indian Navys six Scorpene submarines under Project75 programme. “The maintenance contract is still under works
Australian Department of Defense has set up a secure facility in Cherbourg, France together with Naval Group (formerly DCNS) and Lockheed Martin Australia which will house Submarine designers, naval architects and engineers who will work alongside each other on Australia's Future Submarine Program. More than 50 Australians will join Naval Group and Lockheed Martin Australia employees to progress the important work of developing a mature design of the Future Submarine
The French major in naval defense, DCNS has changed its name to Naval Group. Going forward, DCNS India will be referred to as 'Naval Group in India'
Indian Navys last two of the six Scorpene submarines being manufactured by Mazgaon Docks Limited (MDL) will be rolled out without the Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system. The AIP module which is not part of the original Scorpene contract with DCNS enables conventional submarines to stay underwater for a longer duration greatly increasing the submarines stealth characteristics
A German court has allowed the defense ministrys plans to lease armed drones from Israel Aerospace Industries, dismissing the General Atomics legal challenge that the procurement was flawed. The court has cleared the way for the drone program to go ahead,
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