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The prevalence and growing sophistication of drones has created a serious obstacle for law enforcement. A joint multi-agency threat assessment issued prior to then-incoming...

The French Navy has selected a new unmanned aerial vehicle for its ships. The electrically-powered fixed-wing Aliaca maritime version UAV (officially called SMDM) will...

A unique amphibious craft uses caterpillar tracks to move into and out of water allowing the versatile boat to be used for a wide...

An optical reconnaissance satellite for the French military took off from Guiana Space Center in South America atop a Russian-made Soyuz launcher on December...

New unmanned aerial vehicles will significantly enhance the French Navy’s Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance capabilities. The French Navy has accepted for operational use two...

French and German C-130J Super Hercules aircrews and maintainers will train in a facility located in France, built and equipped by Lockheed Martin, the...
drone

The growing threat posed by surveillance or attack drones is becoming more complex as a result of the diversity of drone types and their...

A new unmanned aircraft unveiled recently was designed to meet the needs of defense and public security players,and execute continuous aerial day and night...
tactical vehicle

Morocco is equipping its special forces with new tactical vehicles. Rabat has signed an agreement with the French Company Arquus for the supply of...

A European collaboration in the maritime security field is widening its scope. Spain has officially joined the European Patrol Corvette program to design and...
surveillance drone

In remote areas where constant security is desirable – but constant staffing is unsafe, expensive or impracticable –  drones that can operate without human...

Around the world, authorities are turning to drones in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, using them to enforce lockdowns and disinfect urban areas....

A major achievement to the European Patrol Corvette program has been registered as Spain has become interested in joining the program. The planning for...
DARPA-like agencies in Europe

The development of new systems by military organizations has been based more and more on civilian disruptive technologies. European states are establishing their own...
airship for ISR missions

Will intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors work from an airship? France’s defense procurement agency, DGA, is interested in studying the possibilities. The DGA signed...

The French Defense Ministry has recently announced that the French military has chosen the fifth generation of Glock 17 pistols to replace its older...

Aircraft are inspected visually on a regular basis to ensure their airworthiness. Scheduled and unscheduled visual inspections are always a long, time-consuming process, access...
France EEZ

French president, Emmanuel Macron, has recently announced that France has ordered six new 70 meter long patrol vessels from Socarenam, a shipyard on the...
anti satellite space laser

France has been at work developing a space based anti-satellite laser weapon. The weapon will orbit earth, blinding satellites that are considered to be...
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A mini, multi-purpose unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) series designed for use by armed forces has been among the latest military equipment presented during the...

 The French Navy has recently launched the Suffren, the first French Barracuda class nuclear powered attack submarine. At the launch ceremony attendees included French...
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Fighter jets may be referred to as one of the most intricate and advanced military vehicles. They survey the sky while also possessing the...