IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria set to visit to France next week

NEW DELHI: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria is scheduled to leave for France on Tuesday on a three-day visit during which he will hold talks with several senior French military officials and take stock of production and delivery timelines of some of the remaining Rafale jets. The Indian Air Force( (IAF) Chief […]

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France orders H225Ms and VSR700 prototype in support of helicopter industry

NEW DELHI: The French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has announced that the Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed an order to purchase eight additional H225Ms and a second VSR700 prototype. The H225Ms will be operated by the French Air and Space Force. The VSR700 is an unmanned aerial system being developed for the […]

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Thales, Airbus selected by French DGA to upgrade France’s joint electronic warfare and armed forces

NEW DELHI: The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales and Airbus a contract for the new joint tactical signals intelligence (SIGINT) system to upgrade the French forces’ critical signals monitoring, direction finding and spectrum analysis capabilities. The 10-year contract will equip the three armed forces with a common information system and set of […]

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Greece to buy 18 Rafale fighter jets from France

NEW DELHI: Greece signed a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets, as tensions remain high with neighbor Turkey, according to AP report. Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, and Theodoros Lagios, Director General of Armament and Investments of the Greek Ministry of Defense, signed […]

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The EcoPulse hybrid aircraft demonstrator achieves its first key milestone with success

NEW DELHI: The EcoPulse distributed propulsion hybrid aircraft demonstrator – which is being developed by Daher, Safran and Airbus with the support of France’s CORAC civil aviation research council – has successfully passed its Preliminary Design Review as a first key step toward validating the project’s feasibility and firming up the architecture for a first […]

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Three more Rafale jets arrive in India after flying non-stop from France

NEW DELHI: A second batch of three Rafale fighter jets arrived at Jamnagar airbase in Gujarat on Wednesday evening after flying non-stop from France, in a further boost to the strike capability of the Indian Air Force when India and China are locked in a bitter border row in eastern Ladakh. The IAF said the […]

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Defence Ministers of Germany and France visit Airbus in Manching

NEW DELHI: During a visit of the Airbus premises in Manching, Europe’s largest military aviation development centre, the Defence Ministers of Germany and France, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Florence Parly, expressed their nations’ support for key European defence programmes. Ministers Kramp-Karrenbauer and Parly met with senior company executives led by Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Guillaume […]

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Induction of Rafale jets into IAF crucial considering atmosphere on border: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday used a ceremony marking induction of five Rafale jets into the Indian Air Force (IAF) to send a strong message to China over its belligerence in eastern Ladakh, saying national security is a major priority for India and it is determined to protect its territory. Singh said […]

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