Germany & France to develop ‘new generation’ European fighter jet to replace existing fleets

RT – July 14, 2017

Germany and France have agreed to develop a “new generation” European fighter jet in an effort to strengthen the EU and increase cooperation between the two countries. French President Emmanuel Macron called the plan a “profound revolution.”

The announcement was made by France following talks between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Macron in Paris.

“The two partners hope to finalize a joint roadmap by mid-2018,” the French presidency said in a statement, as quoted by AFP.

The fighter jets, which will replace the two countries’ current fleets, “were very heavy projects for our armies and our governments,” Macron said during a joint press conference with Merkel.

He went on to state that joint European aircraft will save money and remove competition between different jets which are currently on the market.

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