US Senate votes to reactivate Lend-Lease scheme to support Ukraine

At the beginning of the 30s, the United States chose an international posture of neutrality, responding to an important desire of American public opinion not to allow itself to be dragged into a new European war. From 1939, however, President Roosevelt imposed the Cash and Carry system, allowing Western allies of the United States such as the United Kingdom and France to order military equipment produced by US industry to strengthen their own capabilities. in the face of the rise of the German and Italian armies in Europe, and the Japanese in the Pacific, as long as they are immediately paid in dollars or gold.…

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SCAF: French government takes defensive positions against Berlin

On the occasion of his speech before the Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate on March 3, 2021, the CEO of Dassault Aviation, Eric Trappier, once again expressed his annoyance regarding the European future air combat system program which brings together France, Germany and Spain, and in particular against the largely excessive demands formulated by the Germanic and Iberian authorities. During his speech, the French leader also questioned the management of the program and the negotiations between states by the French Directorate General for Armaments and its two German and Spanish counterparts, but also by…

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For the DGA, it is important to rebuild relations with industry

Joëlle Barre, the General Delegate for Armaments, spoke about the development of relations between the DGA and manufacturers during her hearing in the Senate. According to him, if indeed efforts must be made to improve the administrative processing of orders on the part of the State and the DGA, it is also up to manufacturers to "take their responsibilities", particularly with regard to respecting deadlines and cost overruns, based on the examples of the A400m and the Barracuda. The DGA's approach is certainly argued, but it is also questionable. Indeed, for each example of budget overruns or deadlines of the…

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