Defence: The Armies Budget will Increase by 1.6 Billion Euros in 2018

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced an increase in the defence budget “unprecedented over the past decade.” It will increase to more than 1.6 billion euros in 2018. “We will next year increase in the budget that I will present the budget of the Armies of more than 1.6 billion euros. This effort will continue in 2019 and …

French Air Strikes Destroy a Daech Training Camp in Syria

Air strikes have destroyed a “training camp” of the Islamic State group according to the French Ministry of Defence. This raid, organized in conjunction with aircraft of the coalition led by Washington on Monday, was conducted “at sixty kilometres north-east of Aleppo in Manbij region,” said a statement from the French Ministry of Defence. We …

Mistral: 180 Egyptian Sailors are Expected Soon in Saint-Nazaire

Controlled by Russia, the two Mistral ships built in Saint-Nazaire were eventually purchased by Egypt. 180 Egyptian sailors are expected within a month. Both Mistral ships, occupying the port of Saint-Nazaire for a year will soon find new occupants, after the original sale to Russia was cancelled. The new owner, namely the Egyptian Navy will send a first crew …

The A400M Successfully Passes its Tests for Takeoff and Landing on Grass

The tests took place at the aerodrome of Ecury-sur-Coole for three weeks in September … The A400M military transport aircraft has passed its certification tests for take-offs and landings on grass runways, announced Tuesday Airbus Defence and Space. The group states that it “successfully completed certification testing of the A400M military transport aircraft of new generation on a …