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FCAS: Last chance meeting for European fighter jet

French and German manufacturers involved in the Future Combat Air System reportedly met in Paris to decide the fate of the program....


FCAS: the Franco-German fighter jet program on the edge?

After the latest Franco-German Council on defense, doubts regarding the FCAS fighter jet project have emerged on both sides of the Rhine...


France confirms emergency order of 12 Rafale fighters

France placed an order for 12 Dassault Rafale to replace the second-hand aircraft it sold to Greece....


French Air Force receives first modernized Mirage 2000D

The French Air Force received the first modernized Mirage 2000D on January 7, 2020....


Dassault rolls out the Falcon 6X: a game-changer?

As Dassault Aviation rolls out its new Falcon 6X business jet, will it be the jet that changes the game in business aviation?...


French Navy to receive new eyes in the sky from Dassault

The French Ministry of the Armed Forces has ordered from Dassault Aviation seven maritime surveillance and intervention planes for the French Navy, with an option for five others to be confirmed in 2025. The order, valued at €1.3 billion, will be a breath of fresh air for the French manufacturer in a time of crisis for the aviation industry....


French Mirage 2000 fighters kill 50 Islamic insurgents in Mali

During an operation of the French military in the Sahel region, airstrikes carried out by Dassault Mirage 2000D fighter jets helped neutralize at least 50 insurgents from a group affiliated with Al-Qaeda....


France to place Dassault Rafale fighter jet emergency order

The French Ministry of the Armed Forces confirmed an order for 12 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation to replace the second-hand aircraft taken from the French Air Force inventory for the benefit of Greece. The contract must be signed before the end of 2020....


Parisians alarmed by Dassault Rafale fighter jet sonic boom

Around noon on September 30, 2020, a loud explosion was heard in Paris and its outskirts, startling citizens. The sound was caused by a fighter plane that crossed the sound barrier to intercept an airliner....


France hopes to see European MALE drone contract signed in 2020

After years of stalling, the European MALE drone, or Eurodrone project, could finally move forward. French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly said she was confident an agreement would be reached among participating countries before the end of 2020....