French Defense Budget Increase Part Of Multiyear Plan

A400M carrying an AS555 Fennec helicopter
The French defense ministry promises the availability of the A400M (pictured carrying an AS555 Fennec helicopter) will improve.
Credit: Frederic Lancelot/Airbus
France’s defense budget remains on an upward curve as planned and with much less controversy than a year ago. The trend signals the government’s determination to simultaneously renew its armaments, maintain its presence in conflict zones—such as the Sahel—and sustain troop morale. The confirmation...

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