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Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Image - A first in Europe: the FREMM Aquitaine fires a naval cruise missile

A first in Europe: the FREMM Aquitaine fires a naval cruise ...

The frigate Aquitaine, the first unit in the multi-mission frigate program (FREMM), has successfully fired its first missiles: an Exocet MM40 surface-to-surface missile and a naval cruise missile. The missiles were fired respectively on 12 and 19 May on the firing ranges of the DGA missile testing centre off Levant Island. This is the first time that a European surface ...
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Image - Successful 1st Guided Firing of Meteor from Rafale

Successful 1st Guided Firing of Meteor from Rafale

On 28th April 2015, teams from the French Ministry of Defence, Dassault Aviation  and MBDA carried out the first guided firing of the long-range Meteor missile against an air target from a Rafale combat aircraft. The firing, from a Rafale prepared at the DGA’s Cazaux Flight Test Centre (near Bordeaux, S.W. France), proceeded successfully within the secured zo...
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