Pierre Tran

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 09:19
France ordered a fourth batch of Reaper medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) drones on Dec. 5, with delivery due in 2019, the arms procurement office has revealed.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 07:06
Thales’ share of an Indian order for 36 Dassault Aviation Rafale fighter jets boosted the order book by €1.1 billion (US $1.2 billion), marking a 24 percent rise in the first nine months from a year ago, the defense electronics company reported.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 07:19
Demand in the global naval market remains bouyant as as navies seek to acquire ships and submarines to protect coasts, conduct surveillance over economic zones and project force with a blue water navy.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 06:38
Kuwait on Tuesday ordered 30 Airbus Helicopters Caracal military transport helicopters in a deal worth more than €1 billion ($1.1 billion), the latest step in a long-term tie between the Gulf nation and France, the French ministry of defense said.
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 06:14
Riyadh will open talks to buy French spy and communications satellites, patrol boats, and the setting up of a naval research center and a working group to study future naval projects, Saudi Arabia and France said in a joint statement Tuesday.
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 07:01
Qatar will sign contracts for 24 Dassault Rafale fighter jets and MBDA missiles May 4, President François Hollande's office said Thursday.
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 06:43
The French Navy sees no problem with a prospective sale of the Normandie multimission frigate to Egypt, and in return has asked that sister ships be delivered more quickly so it has six of the new warships delivered by 2018, Navy Chief of Staff Adm. Bernard Rogel said.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 06:50
France is still in talks with Egypt on the sale of Rafale fighter jets, a multimission frigate and missiles, a French Defense Ministry spokesman said, denying a press report that the Egyptian political leader has approved the arms deal.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:59
France, despite attempts to cautiously navigate the political waters of the Mistral deal with Russia last week, still found itself in a media storm when it was revealed that the French shipbuilder had invited Russian officials to a Nov. 14 hand-over ceremony.
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 05:43
France is expected to decide within the coming month whether to deliver a Mistral-class helicopter carrier to Russia, and the letter of the law looms large with officials examining the sale contract as they weigh the government’s options, legal and defense specialists said.