Mounting budget pressure is forcing France to curb defense spending, slowing deliveries of major military programs rather than killing them outright. Under the nationâ€™s new military program law â€“ a â‚¬190 billion ($256 billion) budget for the period 2014-19 â€“ key aerospace platforms that will see reduced or delayed orders include Dassault Aviationâ€™s Rafale combat jet, Eurocopterâ€™s Tiger and NH90 helicopters and Airbus Militaryâ€™s A400M tactical airlifter. France says it is still ...
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