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Joint British-French Exercises Will Also Feature Defense Firms

June 21 2011


A bilateral command post exercise between France and the U.K. later this year will include six defense companies, reports Defense News.

EADS Cassidian France, Cassidian UK, MBDA France, MBDA UK, Thales France and Thales UK are slated to take part in the Flandres 2011 drills, said a spokeswoman for the French procurement agency DGA.

The planned exercise is the first major step toward creating a combined Anglo-French expeditionary force as laid out in the defense cooperation...

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