Russian Interest in France’s Mistral Ship

France's Mistral class ship

France's Mistral class ship

PARIS – Russia has shown interest in buying a helicopter landing ship from France, marking a possible shift in Moscow’s defense procurement thinking, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said Sept. 3.

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Artillery Arrives in Afghanistan To Aid French

Caesar 155mm 52-caliber gun

Caesar 155mm 52-caliber gun

Paris – A first batch of three Caesar 155mm cannons arrived at Kabul airport Aug. 1, marking a first operational deployment of the truck-mounted artillery, according to the Web site of the French chief of the Defense Staff.

“These artillery pieces are intended to deliver fire support from forward operating bases during operations undertaken by the joint tactical battalion at Kapisa and the French battalion at Surobi,” the Web site posting said. Continue reading