EXPORT CONTRAINS EMERGE AS STICKING POINT FOR FUTURE GERMAN-FRENCH COMBAT AIRCRAFT

Source: Defense News

By Sebastian Sprenger

French-German plans for a joint fighter aircraft project may be off to a rocky start, as reports emerged last week about fundamental disagreements between the two partners over export restrictions for such a weapon.

According to a report on the website of the German magazine Der Spiegel, French negotiators made unlimited exportability of the so-called “Future Combat Air System” a prerequisite for getting started on the project.

The position is at odds with a more restrictive policy by Berlin, where arms deals to sensitive countries traditionally are more heavily scrutinized for the potential of human-rights abuses by the recipient government.

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