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by Frenchie
09 Sep 2019, 20:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15250
Views: 3433331
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

DSEI 2019: Royal Navy ‘must not bask in avoidance of decline’ The departure of HMS Queen Elizabeth for the second iteration of the WESTLANT 19 sea trials off the eastern seaboard of the US in August is the latest step in the supposed rejuvenation of the UK Royal Navy as it looks to return to blue w...
by Frenchie
09 Sep 2019, 17:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1059
Views: 37962
France

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Excuse me, I do not know where to put these items, so I put them there, it's not necessarily happy articles. Sorry if they have already been posted on the forum. UK Army sticks to armor-upgrade plan despite new pivot toward hybrid warfare LONDON — Britain’s newly declared focus on combating hybrid t...
by Frenchie
16 Aug 2019, 20:59
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Russian Armed Forces
Replies: 1022
Views: 31004
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Re: Russian Armed Forces

Why NATO still exists, there is no more Warsaw Pact, the United States would accept new members from the former Soviet Union such as Ukraine, Georgia, to reach the border of Russia. Why, who is provocative in this story, why want to encircle Russia with American bases? I think it's playing with fire...
by Frenchie
28 Jul 2019, 11:13
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

Do you happen to have any link about that? https://www.avionslegendaires.net/2019/07/actu/frappe-dopportunite-par-des-mirage-2000-contre-des-djihadistes-au-mali/ Immédiatement l’ordre est donné à l’Armée de l’Air et l’Aviation Légère de l’Armée de Terre de se porter au secours des forces maliennes....
by Frenchie
27 Jul 2019, 22:40
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

I agree with Lord Jim, unless I'm mistaken, the unit price of the Boxer is about 10 million euros, for the same price you have about 10 Griffon, and the JLTV is not given either when we develop the Scarabee which is a equivalent weight and a lower cost. I have nothing to sell, it does not bring me a...
by Frenchie
27 Jul 2019, 19:39
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
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Re: French Armed Forces

Caribbean wrote:I would have said it's very similar to the Griffon.
The Bushmaster is 10 tonnes less than the Griffon, they are not comparable vehicles, it depends on the use for which it is intended.
by Frenchie
27 Jul 2019, 19:27
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

[ Moreover, we did not give anything to Colombia. Thanks for the info. Hust one thing more, sorry for bothering you. About that offer to Colombia from 2015, did France offer to sell them M2000C or M2000-5? It was Colombia who wanted to buy Mirage 2000-5, the French Air Force did not want to, that's...
by Frenchie
27 Jul 2019, 17:04
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

I meant more on those retired aircrafts, did they had any resources left when they were retired? They still belong to the French Air Force, they are not retired, they are maintained in operational condition, they fly and do missions, what else do you want to know ? Just to clarify, we are speaking ...
by Frenchie
27 Jul 2019, 10:43
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

abc123 wrote:I meant more on those retired aircrafts, did they had any resources left when they were retired?
They still belong to the French Air Force, they are not retired, they are maintained in operational condition, they fly and do missions, what else do you want to know ?
by Frenchie
26 Jul 2019, 21:54
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

Star Wars: France Strikes Back https://static.euronews.com/articles/stories/04/05/58/60/602x338_cmsv2_1af908be-ffcd-54f7-b9ec-2f923acfca67-4055860.jpg http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/204790/france-unveils-new-military-space-strategy%2C-adds-%E2%82%AC700m-to-space-budget.html
by Frenchie
26 Jul 2019, 20:02
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

What's the state of that retired fleet? Do they have any more life in them left? They work very well, the proof, the February 4, 2019, the staff of the armies announced that a patrol of Mirage 2000C and D of the Air Force intervened jointly with the Chadian army to north of Chad to hit a column of ...
by Frenchie
26 Jul 2019, 17:46
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

I keep looking at the Griffon and I know it is a replacement for the multitude of VABs in service but how much of an increase in protection does it bring over its predecessor. It is probably better against mines and IEDs but what about the very common RPG? Are there plans to integrate an APS onto t...
by Frenchie
25 Jul 2019, 16:10
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

New material presented during the military parade on July 14.

by Frenchie
12 Jul 2019, 22:58
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

A recent report in english on the upgraded Leclerc XLR, I hope it's interesting.


by Frenchie
08 Jul 2019, 18:08
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

Four years after the notification of the EBMR contract to GME Scorpion (Thales-Nexter-Arquus), the Ministry of the Armies took delivery last Thursday at Satory of a first batch of six VBMR Griffon. " Today, we are fully entering the Scorpio era, an era of rapidity, an era of performance, agili...
by Frenchie
26 Jun 2019, 18:35
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

by Frenchie
18 Jun 2019, 18:14
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

We will not have the means to do it alone, we will be less ambitious if we are alone. So perhaps something like a 5th gen Rafale in those circumstances instead of taking the jump to a new 6th gen design ? It was imagined the Rafale XL, probably equipped, at first, an enlarged and more powerful vers...
by Frenchie
18 Jun 2019, 17:33
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

Plus just shows you how big the new future French aircraft carrier they must be considering when the new fighter going to be 19 MTRS long ,prob must be thinking a carrier version so must be American side carrier next for France ? I heard they were looking at something around the 300m by 75m coming ...
by Frenchie
18 Jun 2019, 10:51
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

We will not have the means to do it alone, we will be less ambitious if we are alone.
by Frenchie
17 Jun 2019, 21:37
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

Emmanuel Macron and its industrial partners, Dassault Aviation has unveiled this Monday, June 17 scale model 1 Next Generation Fighter (NGF), the future European fighter aircraft on the initiative of Germany, Spain and France. It is the essential part of the future air combat system and must enter ...
by Frenchie
17 Jun 2019, 21:01
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 55951
France

Re: French Armed Forces

The European MALE drone project proposed by industry is too expensive as it is, criticized Monday the French Minister of Armies Florence Parly at the Paris Air Show. This program can only go to the end if the drone which is proposed is competitive. We need to our manufacturers to be reasonable (Air...
by Frenchie
13 Jun 2019, 17:58
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 774148
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

You say that, but workshare issues are a fundamental and priced in part of that programme. With Tempest it'll be a no less long and complex process of negotiation for workshare and the like with potential partners, but it'll be on an ad-hoc basis that will likely end up pleasing nobody. For Tempest...
by Frenchie
05 Jun 2019, 22:41
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2415
Views: 610424
France

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

It depends on the MoD budget and also on the purpose of Strike Brigades. If you want to do missions in Africa it is not with Boxers of 36-38 tonnes that you will cross very basic bridges and very narrow roads, plus a very heavy logistics for this type of vehicles. If it's a question of attacking Rus...
by Frenchie
05 Jun 2019, 18:08
Forum: Deployments
Topic: D-Day (6th June 1944)
Replies: 11
Views: 435
France

Re: D-Day 75th Anniversary

Yes of course, but as I am on a British forum I thank my friends, as well as Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, etc...
:thumbup: and without you nothing would have been possible :clap: