French Naval Ship Docks at Naval Station Norfolk

07/08/2011
07/08/2011: French Naval Ship Docks at Naval Station Norfolk [slidepress gallery='french-naval-ship-docks-at-naval-station-norfolk'] Credit: Commander, U.S. Second Fleet: 07/11/2011 In the first photo, FS Ventose (F 733) from France arrives at Naval Station Norfolk after completing the at-sea phase of FRUKUS 2011. FRUKUS 2011 is an invitational exercise designed to enhance communication…

Russia Signs Deal with France for Warships

06/28/2011
News Brief By Kirsten Ashbaugh 06/27/2011 - Russia has signed a long-expected agreement with France to buy two Mistral-class warships in a US$1.7 billion (€1.2 billion) contract.  Anatoly Isaikin, director of the state-controlled arms exporter Rosoboronexport, and Patrick Boissier, president and CEO of the shipbuilder DCNS that will construct the…

General Bansard on the Evolution of Logistics and Sustainment in France (Part One)

02/08/2010
General Jean-Pierre Bansard LOGISTICS ON THE FRONT LINE (I) A few months ago, SLD sat down with General Jean-Pierre Bansard, in charge at the time of Logistics Organization within the MoD Chief of Staff, in order to gain a better understanding of the evolution of French support and logistics in…