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RTD stays Swedish-owned

Sweden’s Volvo Group has decided to keep its defence activities by discontinuing the process it had undertaken a year ago to sell its Governmental Sales business area which owns 100 % of France’s Renault Trucks Defense (RTD). “Our Governmental Sales operation has a positive development and a strong order book. We have previously announced our intention […]

Belgium to buy Jaguars and Griffons

The Belgian Council of Ministers has today authorised the launch of a procedure for the purchase of 60 Jaguar and 417 Griffon vehicles worth €1.1bn,  according to an official statement by Defense Minister Steven Vandeput.   More details later…

Who are Parly and Darrieussecq?

A female minister of the armed forces replaces another. Florence Parly, 54, a member of the Socialist Party (PS), was appointed France’s Minister of the Armed Forces this evening in the cabinet reshuffle following the legislative elections last Sunday and the resignation of Sylvie Goulard who only held this post for 33 days. A former […]

France’s defence minister resigns

Sylvie Goulard, France’s fleeting minister of the armed forces, resigned from the government this morning to be able to “be free to demonstrate her good faith” in the investigation into allegedly fictitious jobs held by her parliamentary assistants at the European Parliament. Here is the press release she issued this morning: “The President of the […]