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Hard Brexit would doom future merger of UK, Franco-German fighter projects: Airbus defence

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Britain's departure from the European Union without a deal would doom the prospects for a Franco-German next-generation fighter jet with a rival project in Britain, the head of Airbus Defence and Space told the Handelsblatt German newspaper.Dirk Hoke told the newspaper he considered it "absolutely imperative" that the EU reach an agreement with Britain on security, defence and space given the closely interwoven ties between Europe and Britain."I consider it extremely dangerous to develop a system like FCAS (the Franco-German fighter programme) without the British," he ...

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 12:19 IST
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