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Blue Flag 21

Major international air drill Blue Flag kicks off in Israel

Fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft from Israel, Germany, Italy, India, France, the UK, the US, and Greece kicked off Israel’s biennial Blue Flag...
French Block 5 Reaper with GBU-12 bombs

France’s Block 5 Reapers reach FOC after first operational airstrike

The French Air Force's Block 5 MQ-9 Reapers have reached full operational capability after completing their first operational airstrike.
French Rafale

France orders Thales helmet-mounted displays for Rafale fighters

The 400-unit order also includes deliveries for the F4 standard of the Rafale, which is expected to be introduced from 2022.

French Mirage 2000D crashes over Mali

The Mirage was flying a support mission in the Hombori region when it experienced a technical problem during which forced the crew to eject.
PC-21 Pilatus turboprop trainer

French Air Force boosts PC-21 trainer fleet with 9 unit order

The French Air Force has ordered 9 PC-21 aircraft from Pilatus, bringing the total number of turboprop trainers on order to 26 airframes.
French Air Force C-130

Thales, Rheinmetall get Franco-German C-130J training center deal

Lockheed Martin has awarded Thales and Rheinmetall a contract to certify the future training center organization for the Franco-German C-130J transport aircraft...
H225M Caracal

France orders 8 more H225M Caracal helicopters, another VSR700 UAV

The French defense procurement agency (DGA) has signed an order for eight additional H225M Caracal tactical transport helicopters for the French Air...
SAMP/T missile defense system

France, Italy fund development of next-generation of SAMP/T missile system

France and Italy have signed a contract for the development of a new version of the SAMP/T air-defense system dubbed SAMP/T NG...
Rafale fighter

French F3-R Standard Rafale fighter declared operational

French defense officials have officially declared the newest version of the Rafale fighter - the F3-R Standard - to be operationally ready.
Florence Parly announcing contract for 12 new Rafales for French Air Force

France orders 12 new Rafale fighter aircraft after Greek deal

The contract for new fighter jets for the French Air Force was signed days after Greece formally ordered 6 new and 12 used Rafales.
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