5 programs to strengthen the High Intensity capacities of the French armies

While a few years ago, the hypothesis of high-intensity engagement, that is to say between technologically advanced forces with global military resources, was considered marginal, the deterioration of international relations and the multiplication points of tension appeared on the planet, will have given him an important credit. Unfortunately, as the Chiefs of Staff of the French armies as well as the deputies point out more and more frequently, the French forces are no longer sized or equipped to deal effectively with this type of engagement. Beyond the volume of forces, which is a matter of long-term global planning,…

Read the article

Rafale's next delivery to India will also be an event

The delivery of the first 5 Rafale aircraft to the Indian Air Force, in July 2020, had a resounding media and popular success, to the point of representing a real national event in India. The next delivery of 3 additional devices, which will take place on November 4, could also arouse a lot of interest. In fact, in addition to the decisive role that the new aircraft is called upon to play in deterrence and in the air force of the Indian Air Force while tensions with Pakistan and China continue to grow, this delivery will be in it -even spectacular, since the 3 fighter planes will make the journey between…

Read the article

Why is the French Air Force seriously under-capable?

The forthcoming signature of the contract for the sale of 18 Rafale aircraft to Greece is undeniably excellent news for the French defense industry and for advancing the French conception of a Europe capable of defending itself. On the other hand, this news will be perceived very differently by the French Air and Space Force which will be deprived, for a time at least, of 12 of its Rafale planes for the benefit of the Greek air forces, while it is already below its capacity needs given the operational pressure to which it has had to respond in recent years. And the situation could well get worse with…

Read the article

What will be the budgetary impact of the Rafale offered by France to Greece?

It is now official, France will sell 18 Rafale aircraft to Greece, which thus becomes the first European export customer for the French combat aircraft. 12 of the 18 aircraft sold will be taken directly from the Air Force fleet, thus making it possible to respond to the operational emergency in Greece, and to quickly set up a fighter squadron equipped with the new aircraft. The other 6 will be manufactured by Dassault Aviation from 2024, and will be at the latest F3R standard. The aircraft sold by the Air Force will also be replaced by new aircraft offering better evolution capabilities towards…

Read the article

Without naming it, are the French Chiefs of Staff pleading for a new White Paper?

In a speech given to naval student officers at the Naval Academy of Lanveoc-Poulmic, near Brest, the new Chief of Staff of the National Navy, Admiral Pierre Vandier, warned future officers that they were a generation that is likely to experience sea fire, in other words, high-intensity naval combat unlike any seen since the Falklands War in 1982. The CEMM statement is part of a series of speeches by the various chiefs of staff of the French armies which aim to alert both public opinion and the political authorities to the profound change that is taking place...

Read the article

Beijing says US has crossed red line in Taiwan

Tensions between Washington and Beijing have crossed a new critical threshold in recent days, according to the Chinese state press. Indeed, according to information published by the Think Tank South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI), based in Beijing, a US Navy EP-3E reconnaissance aircraft would indeed have taken off from an air base located on the island of Taiwan, to then return to Japan, his mission accomplished. However, the deployment of military means, and in particular heavy military means, on the island of Taiwan is considered an impassable red line by the Chinese authorities, to the point that they have made it known,…

Read the article

20 programs to strengthen the armies and preserve the French industrial fabric

Between the health and economic crisis linked to the Covid19 virus, and the security crises that are shaking the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Asia and Eastern Europe, there is no shortage of subjects of concern for French political leaders in in charge of defence, public finance and industry. But while these files are managed in isolation today, a global vision would make it possible to consider solutions that meet all the needs and contextual requirements. Strengthening the French armies, a pressing need Although the Military Programming Law 2019-2025 has undeniably made it possible to stem the loss of capacity that has affected the French armies for more than…

Read the article

Rafale: flight tests of the new 1000 kg AASM ammunition have started

A few months ago, we presented to you in detail the new F4 standard of the French Rafale fighter, produced by Dassault Aviation. In addition to notable improvements in sensors, connectivity and logistics, the Rafale F4 was also to incorporate new air-to-air and air-to-ground armaments. If the MICA-NG and the renovated SCALP are based on known armaments, the 1000 kg AASM developed by Safran is indeed a completely new ammunition. For some years now, models of the AASM-1000 have been exhibited at various air shows and exhibitions. Since the launch of the F4 program in January 2019, however, we were…

Read the article

Defense: the revival project of the aeronautical sector holds good and bad surprises

The affair had been announced quite early during the Covid-19 crisis: the French Armies will be called upon to revive the national economy. The Ministry of the Armed Forces is indeed one of the largest French investors, and mainly buys equipment designed and manufactured in France and in Europe. This is particularly the case for the aeronautical sector, which was the subject of government statements yesterday. If the aeronautics sector should have a recovery plan of 15 billion euros, almost half will be devoted to supporting the activity of Air France / KLM, which supplies a large part of the civil aeronautics sector. Several billions will be...

Read the article

Will France acquire a real strategic air transport capacity?

A few days after the Ministry of the Armed Forces recognized France's critical dependence in terms of strategic air transport, Minister Florence Parly asked the Directorate General for Armaments (DGA) to study an alternative solution. What give very positive perspectives to the capacities of the projections of the French armed forces. In terms of “oversized” strategic air transport (very jumbo jets), France depends on NATO's SALIS Contract or on private contracts via the ICS broker. These contracts have the characteristic of depending on the same Russian or Ukrainian suppliers. The core of the capabilities provided is the Antonov aircraft…

Read the article
Meta-Defense

FREE OF CHARGE
See