Keyword: defence ministry

French arms exports and imports jump in 2016

French arms exports in 2016, worth 8.3 billion euros, increased in value by 14% on those in 2015, while imports of weapons saw a five-fold increase year-on-year, according to the French defence ministry's statistical agency, L'Observatoire économique de la défense.  

France's new defence ministry complex opens

The 4bln-euro site in SW Paris, named 'the Hexagon', brings together for the first time all French armed forces under one huge solar-powered roof.