French MOD Wants To Cut Use Of U.S. Components

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PARIS—The French ministry of the armed forces has launched a defense industry-wide effort to get out of the habit of using U.S. components subject to International traffic in arms regulations (ITAR), both for the French forces’ own use and weapon export. Minister Florence Parly says a “dialogue” has...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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