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World Powers Modernize, Improve Nuke Arsenals

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released today the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. One of the key findings includes the state of world's nuclear forces as of January 2018. "All the nuclear weapon-possessing states are developing new nuclear weapon systems and modernizing their existing systems" the report stated. The inventories listed in the table above show a small decline in the U.S. and Russian inventories, as Russia modernizes its strategic weapon's arsenal, and the US phases out some of the oldest warheads, under the nuclear disarmament agreements.

World Powers Modernize, Improve Nuke Arsenals

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released today the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. One of the key findings includes the state of world's nuclear forces as of January 2018. "All the nuclear weapon-possessing states are developing new nuclear weapon systems and modernizing their existing systems" the report stated. The inventories listed in the table above show a small decline in the U.S. and Russian inventories, as Russia modernizes its strategic weapon's arsenal, and the US phases out some of the oldest warheads, under the nuclear disarmament agreements.

Robotic Systems at Eurosatory 2018

June 11, 2018 by · Comment
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Selected photos covering some of the robotics, UAVs and counter-UAV systems on display at Eurosatory 2018

DEFEXPO 2018 – Photo Highlights (Part I)

Following are our first photographic impressions from DEFEXPO 2018 that was held south of Chennai, in South India this week. Follow-up reports will highlight specific areas including combat aircraft and weapons, unmanned systems, armor and artillery.

France Introduces Scorpion’s New Member – VBMR-Light

February 12, 2018 by · Comment
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The French defense General Armament Directorate (DGA) Ministry of Defense awarded Nexter a contract for the development, procurement, and support of the Light, Multirole Armored Vehicle (VBMR-L). Initial deliveries of VBMR-L are expected by 2022.

Airbus Helicopters Delivers Modernized Tiger HAD Attack Helicopter

December 22, 2017 by · Comment
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Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first Tiger helicopter retrofitted into the HAD version of the French Army Aviation. In the UK, after completing a modernization of Puma 2 helicopters, the company entered an agreement to support the Royal Air Force Puma 2 fleet.

Qatar’s Race for Air Power

December 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: BAE Systems, Boeing, France, Qatar, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
In recent months Qatar defense officials were busy dealing in shopping for fighter jets to expand their minuscule air force into a significant, modern air power. If those deals are fulfilled, in less than five years the Qatari Emiri Air Force (QEAF) will increase its order of battle from the current nine Mirage 2000-5 fighters to 96 modern combat jets, armed with the latest weapons the Western world can offer.

Next-Gen. Rafale F4 to Fly in 2023

March 23, 2017 by · Comment
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Scrambler 300 Drone Rifle

The Scrambler 300 Drone Rifle operates in the L, S and C bands and is capable of jamming common telecommunication protocols between a drone and its remote operator. It detects targets at a distance of 500 meters and can jam such targets from 300 meters. GNSS jamming is enabled at 150 meters.
              

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Larsen & Toubro and MBDA establish Joint Venture for missile systems development in India

February 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: France, India, Syndicated Industry News 
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and European weapon system specialist MBDA have announced the formation of an Indian based Joint Venture to pursue opportunities for the development and supply of missiles systems to meet the growing potential requirements of the Indian armed forces. To begin with, the JV will look to develop and supply fifth generation anti-tank guided missiles, anti-ship missiles for coastal defense and high-speed target drones.
              

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Spy’Ranger – a New Mini-Drone for the French Army

January 5, 2017 by · Comment
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[email protected] the New-Generation Digital Frigate from France

October 18, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: France, Syndicated Industry News 
dcns-belharra-2012The French ship builder DCNS presented today the [email protected] frigate design - a new 4,000 tonne frigate based on the French-Navy future Intermediate-Size Frigate (FTI) also developed by DCNS.
              

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[email protected] the New-Generation Digital Frigate from France

October 18, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: France, Syndicated Industry News 
dcns-belharra-2012The French ship builder DCNS presented today the [email protected] frigate design - a new 4,000 tonne frigate based on the French-Navy future Intermediate-Size Frigate (FTI) also developed by DCNS.
              

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Protecting the Flamable Load – Carapace Demonstrates Protected Logistics at Eurosatory

P1950089The French Army has recently deployed the Carapace, a highly protected fuel lorry designed to survive an ambush attack, fight back and cpress on delivering the fuel to the front lines.
              

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Canadian-French Initiative to Develop Fuel Cells for Long Endurance Drones

February 25, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Canada, France, Syndicated Industry News 
The H2Quad 400 electrically powered multirotor drone flew for more than two hours on record setting flight. Photo: EnergyOrrCanadian fuel-cell developer EnergyOr Technologies Inc. has entered a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with the French Air Force’s Centre d' Expertise Aérienne Militaire (CEAM), to develop and optimize energy sources for long endurance UAVs
              

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France to Upgrade SAMP/T Extended Range Air Defense System

Aster 30 extended range air defense missile system (SAMP/T). Photo: DGAThe French Ministry of Defence has launched a modernization program for the country's SAMP/T ground based air defense system. The Aster Block 1 NT (New Technology) programme will cover the modernization of the Aster 30 interceptor and associated SAMP/T air defense system that will evolve with missile defense capabilities.
              

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France Confirms Order for Eight MRTT Tankers

December 16, 2015 by · Comment
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France to invest €330 million upgrading 218 Leclerc Main Battle Tanks

March 12, 2015 by · Comment
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Dassault, HAL likely to become joint primes for MMRCA

March 6, 2015 by · Comment
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France confirms sale of Rafale fighter jets to Egypt

February 12, 2015 by · Comment
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Paris, Cairo ‘close to agreement’ on Rafale, FREMM deal worth 5-6 Billion

January 16, 2015 by · Comment
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India, France put MMRCA ‘on the fast track’

December 2, 2014 by · Comment
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France orders 12 Airbus A330 MRTT aerial refuellers

November 21, 2014 by · Comment
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Russia could sue France for failing to deliver amphibious ship

November 21, 2014 by · Comment
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A new stealth corvette from France

October 28, 2014 by · Comment
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