PARIS — A capability shortfall in the Airbus A400M tactical airlifter has left France facing the potential inability to refuel military helicopters, a requirement that French defense procurement agency DGA says the aircraft may never fulfill. However, the DGA said April 3 it is continuing to work with A400M prime contractor Airbus Defense and Space to find a solution to the capability gap, and it has no plans to purchase Lockheed Martin C-130Js from the U.S. “Our priority is to ...


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