Wednesday, November 3, 2010

France, United Kingdom sign historic defence cooperation deal

The political leaders of France and the UK have signed a defence cooperation deal lasting 50 years, that includes, among other things:

  • An integrated strike force ensuring aircraft can operate off both the planned British carrier and the French carrier Charles de Gaulle. Britain will modify its future aircraft carrier to make it compatible with French aircraft.

  • A joint common support plan for the future fleets of A400m transport aircraft being brought by both countries.

  • Joint development work on UAVs

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