06 Jul '18, 7pm

France to launch missile upgrade, pegging funding to export outlook

PARIS ― France will launch this month a program for a new-generation Mica air-to-air missile, with pricing based on the weapon’s export prospects , Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said. “We will launch this new approach with the launch of the Mica NG program at the end of July,” she said Thursday. Parly was referring to the government factoring in the prospective foreign sale of arms when drawing up its national equipment budget. MBDA builds the Mica, which arms the Dassault Aviation Rafale fighter jet. “Our country will not pay by itself the weapon systems which will help others,” she said in a speech on a transformation of the Direction Générale de l’Armement procurement office. “Arms exports are the business model for our sovereignty,” she said, recalling her remarks made the day before to the defense committee of the lower house National Assembly. Exports were “vi...

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