Dont be up! French womens defense chief calls for less dependence on US weapons parts

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 Dont be up! French womens defense chief calls for less dependence on US weapons parts


Reported that on September 6, Florence Paley told the Association of Aerospace Journalists that France signed a letter of intent with Germany in June this year for the Future Air Combat Systems project to reduce Frances dependence on U. S. components, while promoting exports.

The picture shows French defense minister Florence Pali.

Export capability is an important factor in ensuring the economic viability of the project, she said. We must do our best to make early plans to ensure exports.

Frances defense minister had previously told lawmakers that the French governments aim was to cut off its dependence on U.S. components after the U.S. refused to authorize the sale of Egyptian-made Scape cruise missiles with spare parts. France tried unsuccessfully to persuade the U.S. government to lift restrictions under the International Arms Trading Ordinance.

The picture shows the French army fighting in Mali.

Parry said Frances problems in seeking foreign arms sales were ostensibly due to strategic factors but in fact to commercial competition, but she declined to give practical examples.

She said, we will not be fooled.

She acknowledged that France needed to gradually reduce its dependence on certain U.S. components, although it was impossible to get rid of it altogether. She also said that relevant plans had been made.

The picture shows the French fighter.

Experience led us to take this action, she said. She said French companies had to take on the responsibility of achieving greater independence because they faced the consequences of export failures. They are at the front line, she said. She pointed out that the government is talking with the aircraft industry, and some companies have already recognized the situation and put their heart into it. (compile / Zheng Guoyi) this article source: Reference News Net editor: Yao Wenguang _NN1682

Experience led us to take this action, she said.

She said French companies had to take on the responsibility of achieving greater independence because they faced the consequences of export failures.

They are at the front line, she said. She pointed out that the government is talking with the aircraft industry, and some companies have already recognized the situation and put their heart into it. (compile / Zheng Guoyi)