French Arms Firms Grapple With Virus Lock Down

03/25/2020
By Pierre Tran Paris - French arms companies have taken major steps following a national lock down ordered last week against the coronavirus, with some factories closed or cutting back, staff working from home, and shipyards working at a slower pace. The government has declared a state of emergency in…

An Update on European Defense Industrial Generated Systems: January 2020

01/12/2020
Pierre Tran Paris Industrial partners Airbus and Dassault Aviation last month cut an offer to between €7 billion-€8 billion ($7.8 billion-$8.9 billion) from a previous price tag of some €10 billion, to win a production contract for a European medium-altitude long-endurance drone, an industry source said Jan. 9. The partners…

South Africa and Egypt: Strengthening Defense Cooperation

12/12/2019
By defenceWeb The South African defence industry is cultivating closer ties with the Egyptian market, with the South African Aerospace, Maritime, and Defence Export Council (SAAMDEC) holding discussions with Egypt’s Minister of State for Military Production. Dr Mohamed Said Al-Assar met with members from the South African Aerospace, Maritime and…

The Upward Trend of Global Arms Sales 2018

12/10/2019
By defenceWeb Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 100 companies (excluding those in China) were up by 4.6% in 2018 compared to the previous year, totalling $420 billion, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The new data from SIPRI’s…

UAE’s EDGE Positions Itself in the Global Technology Competition

11/17/2019
By India Strategic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces inaugurated EDGE on November 5th, a company set to reposition the UAE as a notable global player in advanced technology.…

French Naval Group and the Greek Navy: Building out the FDI Frigate

10/27/2019
By Pierre Tran LORIENT, France - The Greek navy chief of staff was foreign guest of honor at the Oct. 24 ceremony of first cutting of steel for the frigate for defense and intervention (FDI), signaling Naval Group’s aim to help close a sale of the new French warship. Admiral…