Tag France

A French Bomber

Does this mean the Marine Nationale now has a long-range bomber and the RAF doesn’t? Ouch! From Navy Recognition; The French Navy (Marine Nationale) announced that on 18 June 2015, two Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol crews were qualified to…

Airbus Shares in Dassault Aviation

Airbus have confirmed they are now actively looking to divest themselves of their 46% shareholding in Dassault Aviation. With increasing defence cooperation with the UK and the intent of BAE to merge with EADS now ancient history would it make sense for…

A Mistral for Sale

So 2nd French Mistral for Russia now in doubt: "France Prepared to Cancel Warship Sale to Russia": via @BloombergNews — Lars Gyllenhaal (@LarsGyllenhaal) July 22, 2014 A lot of people think we can just whip out the Queen’s credit…

A One Sided Partnership

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As we all know, the British Army Watchkeeper UAV system has been developed by a consortium of companies, U-Tacs (Elbit) and Thales, in roughly equal ownership. Thales are a French company head-quartered in Paris The French government own 27% of Thales and…

Marshall CT Scanner to France

Marshall Aerospace and Defence have won a contract to supply the French armed forces with another three containerised CT scanners, like the ones used by the UK. As the prime contractor Marshall ADG has brought together the latest Philips Healthcare…

Anglo French News

In the news today is the meeting between David Cameron and Francois Hollande Not much here in detail, just a handful of links that I will expand over time In defence terms, these are the main points; @elysee @Number10gov confirm…