France will most likely deliver two Mistral warships to Egypt by the first half of next year. “France is about to finalize all issues related to the deal but he believes that the delivery of the warships will not take place before the end of 2015,”Andre Baran, French ambassador to Egypt was quoted as saying by state news agency Mena Monday
A US program office to develop a plan to oversee the testing of offensive cyber weapons could be set up as early as April next year for $30 million. Michael Gilmore, director of operational test and evaluation at the Office of the Secretary of Defense during a keynote address at the Cyber Risk Standards Summit In Arlington Tuesday said, “A program office could be stood up as soon as April, and at the cost of about $30 million, to develop a plan to oversee the testing of offensive cyber weapons which would inform the analog of the Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual...
French DCNS, Saudi KACST have signed an agreement to develop a naval and maritime research and development center . The co-operation agreement signed by President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Dr Turki bin Saud Mohamed Al Saud and Chairman and CEO of DCNS, Hervé Guillou will address areas such as Intelligent marine systems, material corrosion and foiling, and simulation and modelling, DCNS said in a press statement Thursday
Philippines has backed US plan to deploy a naval ship close to Chinese man-made island in the South China Sea. Philippines says that it is important for the international community to safeguard freedom of navigation in the disputed waters, Philstar reported Tuesday
The French President Francois Hollande is eyeing to sell new ships to Russia despite canceling Mistral-class helicopter carrier deal. "Things went well with Russia, which has agreed to cancel the contract
DCNS has signed a contract October 10 to deliver two Mistral class projection and command ships to Egypt. Hervé Guillou, Chairman and CEO of DCNS announced, “After the contracts for the supply of four GOWIND corvettes and a FREMM frigate, we have signed a contract for the delivery of two MISTRAL-class BPCs
DCNS has commenced sea trials of the French Navys third FREMM multi-mission frigate, the Languedoc. The frigate has been floated out from DCNS Lorient shipyard for the trials off the coast of Brittany
Gulf Arab States such as Saudi Arabia and UAE may part-finance the two Mistral warships which Egypt is to buy under a 950 million euros ($1.06 billion) deal with France
Russia is likely not to interfere with French Mistral helicopter carriers sale to Egypt as it stands to gain helicopter deals. Egypt has agreed to buy both the French Mistral helicopter carriers that were meant for Russia, the French Presidents office confirmed on Wednesday
Australian Defense Ministry is considering developing its next generation submarines locally instead of buying it from Japan as favoured by former prime minister Tony Abbott. France, Germany and Japan are in the running to secure Australia's defence procurement programme worth Aus$50 billion (US$36 billion), to replace current diesel and electric-powered Collins Class submarines
Brazil will buy Pantsir-S1 close-range air defence system from Russia in 2016. “Russia has been notified that an allotment from the Brazilian budget for the purchase of Pantsirs is planned for 2016,” a highly-ranked official in the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation was quoted as saying by Sputnik International Tuesday
The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has selected a joint venture from PIRIOU and DCNS, KERSHIP to supply four Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Navys offshore support and assistance program. The French Navys Bâtiments de Soutien et dAssistance Hauturiers (BSAH) or offshore support and assistance program also includes associated maintenance
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