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…

The First Rafale Transferred to the Indian Air Force: October 8, 2019

10/08/2019
By Pierre Tran Paris - Dassault Aviation played the host for an Oct. 8 ceremony for hand over of the first Rafale fighter jet to India, signaling a close military and industrial tie France seeks to deepen amidst stiff competition from Israel, Russia and the U.S. The presence of Indian…

France, Germany and New Defense Projects: Framing the Challenge

09/18/2019
By Pierre Tran BOURGES/AVORD AIRBASE, France France and Germany need to resolve political, industrial and operational differences hanging over projects for a new fighter jet and a new tank, a French senator said Sept. 13. A New Generation Fighter is key to the planned Future Combat Air System, backed by…

Dassault’s Perspective on the Way Ahead on European Defense Projects

09/06/2019
By Pierre Tran, Paris European industry needs much patience as key nations have yet to agree on requirements and budgets for a planned Future Combat Air System (FCAS) and a medium-altitude, long-endurance drone, Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier said Sept 4. France, Germany and Spain have yet to sign contracts for technology…

Thinking Post-Brexit: Serco Looks to Expand Footprint in the French Market

08/04/2019
By Pierre Tran Paris - Serco is seeking to break into the French defense market with offers of support services to military commanders, part of the British company’s bid to triple sales in Continental Europe in the next four years, two directors said. That drive to win French outsourcing deals…