posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 10:10 AM
Well, France are in a bit of a tiff that Poland has apparently delayed, or cancelled the procurement of a 50 military helicopters.
The original competition for military multi-role helicopters goes back a couple of years and it saw Poland select the EC725 Caracal (of the current
controversy), over the Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk and Agusta Westland AW149.
This "tiff" may be as a result of strains in the EU following BREXIT, as EU nations jokey for influence over the EUs future without the UK, who had
previously constrained and neutralised France and Germany. France's dialogue towards Poland has been rather patronising and unconstructive of late.
Source BBC, but also reported elsewhere
Poland halted talks with French company Airbus to buy 50 of its Caracal helicopters for around 3.14bn euros (£2.8bn / $3.51bn) on
Just wonder what other European military projects are on the brink of collapse. Cannot see the collaboration between the UK and France on the
European UCAV (combined BAE Taranis and the Dassault nEUROn) lasting very long, although perhaps just long enough for the French to plunder the BAE
secrets. Am I getting cynical?
edit on 9/10/2016 by paraphi because: (no reason given)