Lighting is said to be the cause of the fire that broke out aboard French Navy Rubis-Class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) ‘Perle’ in June, according to the new French Navy's Chief of Staff, Admiral Pierre Vandier. A decision on the fate of the SSN will be made in October, pending the results of the ongoing investigation.
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01 Sep 2020
The French Navy (Marine Nationale)'s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier received a number of health safety improvements this summer in order to make it more resilient to the COVID-19 epidemic, French minister of the armed forces said on Sunday. Hundreds of crewmembers tested positive back in April.
28 Aug 2020
Cyprus, Greece, France and Italy on Wednesday started combined and joint naval-air drills in the Eastern Mediterranean. The exercise, named Eunomia, contributes to the common security in the region and to defend the freedom of navigation, according to the French military.
13 Aug 2020
The Hellenic armed forces general staff released pictures and videos of the combined exercise which took place this morning between the Hellenic Navy and French Navy, in the Eastern Mediterranean.
13 Aug 2020
France will increase its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron said yesterday, voicing concern about Turkey's “unilateral decisions in terms of oil exploration” in recent months.
06 Aug 2020
Following the completion of internal procedures, the Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of Cyprus and the French Republic, which was signed on 4 April 2017, came into force on 1 August 2020.
17 Jul 2020
Thales yesterday announced the success of the first configuration conducted under real operational conditions with the complete system developed for the Franco-British MMCM (Maritime Mine Counter Measures) programme launched in 2010 and awarded to the Group in 2015.
06 Jul 2020
The United States' State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Government of France of three E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2 billion.
06 Jul 2020
In the coming days, French President Macron is expected to give the "go ahead" to the French Navy's new generation aircraft carrier (PANG) program. Here is what we know so far.