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Indian Air Force Rafale DH.

Rafale Success Hits Headwind Over India

It is 35 years since the Dassault Rafale first took off from Istres Airbase in France, on 4 July 1986. France was originally a...

Mind The Gap

The French Air and Space Force will retire its two C-160G SIGINT planes next year. Will this cause a shortfall in strategic/operational SIGINT collection? Both...
MQ-9 Reaper

French Air Force to Receive Six Additional MQ-9 Reapers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has received a contract to provide the French Air force with five MQ-9 Block 5 unmanned aerial vehicles. The contract,...
VBMR-Griffon-(Arquus)-1

Thy Fearful Symmetry

French electronic warfare modernisation takes another step forward for all three services with the procurement of the SYMMETRY SIGINT system. The news that the French...
finnish-hornet

And the Winner is…?

Published in the February/March 2021 Issue - Decisions by Canada, Finland and Switzerland over which new fighter they will select to replace their existing...
Airbus-satellite

Space Defence Set for Meteoric Rise

Published in the December 2020/January 2021 issue - As space operations are increasingly under threat, the United Kingdom is joining the United Space in...
H-160M-(Airbus)

Low and Slow

New French Air Force helicopters supporting the air interception of low and slow air targets will have their mission assisted by new radar technology. The...
King-Air-350-Vador-(French-MOD)

France Enhances Theatre-Level SIGINT

On 31st July the Armée de l’Air (ADLA/French Air Force) took delivery of the first of eight Beechcraft King Air-350 Vader turboprops configured for...
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France and the Bomb

A new work is published examining the French nuclear deterrent written by one of the country’s leading military experts. The defence analyst and military historian...
CERES-CNES

French Flare for Space SIGINT

French Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities will take an important step forward with the expected launch of the first CERES (Capacité de REnseignement Electromagnétique Spatial/Space...

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