Germany—Defense Ministry Rejects French Offer Of Used Patrol Aircraft

Defense News | 05/06/2021

The German Defense Ministry has apparently rejected a French offer for used maritime patrol aircraft to fill a projected capability gap, reports Defense News. The German navy is looking to acquire new patrol aircraft to replace aging P-3 Orion planes by 2025. A planned joint program with France to develop a new maritime patrol capability is not expected to be fielded before 2035. Last month, Paris offered to supply used Atlantic 2 aircraft modernized to the latest Standard 6 configuration...

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