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Old 28th May 2018, 13:34
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George K Lee
 
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Given events in Italy, statements in the UK, and Easter Eggs in the PB19, the program can ill afford to wave goodbye to 100 sales.

A certain desperation is also evident when an LM-compensated consultant is comparing advocacy of European aircraft in Germany to treason:

Taking a leaf from Vladimir Putin’s playbook, some in Europe’s aerospace and defense industry have warned of dire consequences should Germany break with recent practice and acquire a limited number of F-35s to fulfill its commitments under NATO’s nuclear-sharing agreement.

Goure's link goes to this story.

Airbus defense chief Dirk Hoke told German newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag this weekend that a decision to buy the F-35 would kill off plans by France and Germany to develop a new European fighter. “As soon as Germany becomes an F-35 nation, all cooperation with France on combat jet issues will die,” Hoke told the paper.

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