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    solo.13mmfmj

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    French Defence and Security News

    Post  solo.13mmfmj on Thu May 13, 2010 4:55 pm

    I know that this article is a bit old,but what do you think?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/2084832/French-army-falling-apart-documents-show.html
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    Post  Vladimir79 on Thu May 13, 2010 10:09 pm

    Explains why France has doubled their procurement budget to $20 billion a year. Cold War relics breakdown and now they are replacing them.
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    French Ministry of Defence: News

    Post  max steel on Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:33 pm

    French delete evidence US carrier was 'sunk' by an old sub in drill



    http://rt.com/usa/238257-french-submarine-us-carrier/
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    Re: French Defence and Security News

    Post  GarryB on Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:35 am

    Believing you are safe is more important than actually being safe... in America... explains the ABM systems in Europe too BTW.
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    Post  George1 on Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:22 pm

    France Awards Contract for Sigint Satellites

    PARIS — The Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has appointed Airbus Defence and Space and Thales as joint prime contractors, and awarded the two companies the first phase of production, for the launch of three CERES signals intelligence satellites, the procurement office said.

    The budget for production and launch is €450 million, the DGA said in a March 12 statement. The satellites will enter service by 2020, the office said.

    "Three closely positioned satellites will detect and locate radio communications and radars," Thales said in a statement. The electronics company will supply the mission payload and the ground segment.

    Airbus DS will supply the three satellites, the company said. Thales Alenia Space will supply the space platform as subcontractor.

    "This satellite system will give France a capability that few countries possess," Airbus DS said.
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    Post  George1 on Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:26 pm

    Egypt plans to purchase French optical reconnaissance satellite
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    French Ministry of Defence: News

    Post  George1 on Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:24 pm

    France selects H160 for light helicopter replacement programme

    France has selected the Airbus Helicopters H160 as the basis for its tri-service light rotorcraft replacement programme, a major coup for the developmental medium twin.

    Speaking during a visit to the manufacturer’s Marignane facility in the south of the country, French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that deliveries under the hélicoptère interarmées léger (HIL) effort would start in around 2024.

    Le Drian says that between 160 and 190 aircraft would be required under HIL, which seeks to replace a number of ageing types across all three French services.

    These include the navy’s Aérospatiale Alouette IIIs, multirole AS365 Dauphin and AS565 Panthers, the air force’s AS555 Fennec light attack rotorcraft and SA330 Pumas; and the Puma transports and SA341/342 Gazelles used in the reconnaissance and light attack role by the army, plus its Fennec trainers – a total of around 420 aircraft, according to Flight Fleets Analyzer.

    Development work on the H160 has focused on civil missions, with Airbus Helicopters indicating that it would only look at a military variant at some undefined point in the future.

    The manufacturer will shortly start discussing the H160's detailed performance figures with customers, including the crucial maximum take-off weight. Previously it has only given the specification as 5.5t- to 6t. Service entry is scheduled for 2019.

    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/france-selects-h160-for-light-helicopter-replacement-434790/
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    Post  George1 on Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:10 pm

    A Czech automatic rifle will be put into service with the French rapid reaction group

    According to the publication "Un nouveau fusil d'assaut tchèque pour le GIGN?" Resource "opex360.com", the British site Shephard Media reported that the Group of Special Response to the French gendarmerie (GIGN) plans to purchase 68 units of the automatic rifle CZ 806 Bren 2 manufactured by Ceska Zbrojovka company in the version for the Soviet interim cartridge 7.62x39 mm [according to the manufacturer, the rifle for this cartridge is designated CZ 807 - bmpd]. The choice of this weapon was made known at the last SOFINS salon, dedicated to special forces and held in March 2017.



    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2543443.html

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    Post  MonkeymodelBananaRepublic on Sat May 06, 2017 8:31 am

    Interesting that countries are practicing for a french fragmentation

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/switzerland/10344029/Swiss-war-game-envisages-invasion-by-bankrupt-French.html
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    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:51 am

    Emmanuel Macron landed on an atomic submarine from a helicopter




    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2710813.html
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    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:12 am

    French military chief resigns after Macron spat over budget cuts

    France’s most senior military chief has resigned after a blistering spat with Emmanuel Macron, saying that proposed army budgets cuts meant he was no long able to “guarantee” the protection of France.

    In the first sign of the heavy opposition Mr Macron is likely to face as he seeks to cut €60bn of spending over the coming five years, General Pierre de Villiers suggested that €850m in planned military cuts this year was endangering the country.

    “In the current circumstances, I see myself as no longer able to guarantee the robust defence force I believe is necessary to guarantee the protection of France and the French people, today and tomorrow, and to sustain the aims of our country,” he said in a statement.

    Following the announcement of the government’s defence cutbacks, Gen de Villiers told a French parliamentary committee earlier this month: “I may be stupid, but I know when I’m being had”.

    Responding to the general’s remarks, Mr Macron told a French newspaper at the weekend:

    If something opposes the military chief of staff and the president, the military chief of staff goes.
    Mr Macron is facing a near €9bn hole in the country’s public finances over the next two years, forcing his centrist government to embark on deep spending cuts to meet an EU deficit target of 3 per cent of GDP this year.

    France’s budget deficit ended 2016 at a bigger than expected 3.4 per cent and will fall to just 3.2 per cent without an additional €4bn austerity effort this year, France’s state auditor has warned.

    After the war of words with the general, Mr Macron announced a €1.5bn rise in military spending in 2018 in an apparent attempt to ease tensions with the military.

    On Wednesday, Gen de Villiers said Mr Macron had accepted his resignation.

    https://www.ft.com/content/c4cd09a2-8158-37cc-b05f-7c4486dcc1ae?mhq5j=e2
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    Post  George1 on Wed May 30, 2018 12:55 pm

    Serge Dassault, the billionaire chairman of French conglomerate Dassault Groupe, died in his office in Paris on May 28, according to media

    https://www.forbes.com/consent/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/angelauyeung/2018/05/29/billionaire-french-businessman-serge-dassault-dies-at-93/

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