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Leclerc tanks and VBCI APCs exercise in Alsace in freezing temperatures

By Jean-Michel Guhl If they were common place during the cold war, seasonal open field tank manoeuvres are very rare nowadays in France, mainly due to almost permanent on-going expeditionary operations in Africa and the Middle-East which place the land...
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Nexter artillery and weapon systems are on display at ShieldAfrica 2017

Abidjan, 25 January 2017 – Nexter is present at the 2017 edition of ShieldAfrica which takes place in Abidjan from 24 to 26 January. With two centuries’ of experience and internationally-recognized expertise, Nexter ranks amongst the world’s top five wea...
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Leonardo MW Ltd launch in London

By David Oliver According to Mauro Moretti, CEO and General Manager of Leonardo, Europe, not just the European Union, should reshape its defence industry. He was speaking in London on 12 January at the press launch of Leonardo MW Ltd,...
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The EU makes a right turn

By O.R. Tightening of socio-economic and cultural-ethnic problems, confusion and unpreparedness of European government for a comprehensive solution for those problems lead to frustration and resentment among European citizens. This situation creates a breeding...
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Defence Industry Minister meets with DCNS France

Minister for Defence Industry Leader of the House, Federal Member for Sturt The Minister for Defence industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP today met with senior management of DCNS in France to discuss progress on Australia’s Future Submarine Program. As par...
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Euroscepticism and common security and foreign policies

By O.R. After the Second World War, in order to secure long-term peace and stability and to create an environment for economic recovery, the process of European integration began. At that time it involved six Western European countries, initially to...
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Indo Defence 2016

By Joseph Roukoz As the seventh edition of Indonesia’s tri-service exposition and forum comes to a close, it can already be hailed as a great success. Well organised every two years by the Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, it took place...
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Future Forces International Exhibition 2016: news from Prague

Over 20 NATO working groups and expert teams took part in the working group sessions, while six events took place on Thursday and Friday: Word CBRN and Medical Congress, Geospatial Hydrometeorological and GNSS Workshop, Future Soldier Systems Conference, Milit...
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Euronaval 2016

By David Oliver At Euronaval 2016, French companies made a series of important announcements about future naval programmes and new products. DCNS: Herve Guillou, chairman and CEO of the leading French shipbuilder, DCNS, summarised the companies recent successe...
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The Italian Army and the CIO consortium presented the Centauro II

On 19 October the Italian Army and the CIO consortium officially presented in Rome, at the Logistic Corps School, the Centauro II programme, which will allow the service to deploy the new 120 mm armoured gun at the beginning of...
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