On October 24, the steel-cutting ceremony of the first FDI (Defense and Intervention Frigate) took place at the Naval Group shipyard in Lorient, in the presence of the Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly and the Chief of the Hellenic Navy Nikolaos Tsounis.
Author Archives : Yannick Smaldore
03 Oct 2019
On September 28, INS Khanderi was commissioned by the Indian Navy in Mumbai, where the submarine is based.
31 Jul 2019
In March, MBDA announced the end of the Key Review on the Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon program. In June, the company unveiled scale models of different multipurpose missiles that could be linked to the FC/ASW.
16 Jul 2019
With the Suffren now unveiled during a grand ceremony attended by French President Emmanuel Macron himself, Yannick Smaldore takes a closer look at the key features of this next generation SSN... as well as at some of its conventional off springs for export.
26 Jun 2019
In October 2018, during the last edition of Euronaval, Dassault Aviation unveiled a scale model of what could become the Franco-German Future Combat Air System (FCAS) or Système de Combat Aérien Futur (SCAF). This first model displayed a tailless delta-winged aircraft clearly inspired by Dassault’s Rafale. Despite its presence in a naval exhibition, this plane soon raised questions about its ability to operate from an aircraft carrier, or even to act as an air superiority fighter.