Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4190 posts, RR: 34 Posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4744 times:
Quote: France eyes Libyan deal for Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopters
By Aimée Turner in London
France is in the early stages of considering a proposal to sell Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopters to Libya, subject to approval by French inter-ministerial commission CIEEMG, which advises on the authorisation of arms exports.
PADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4521 times:
Quoting A342 (Reply 4): Now you are contradicting yourself ! Maybe a typo?
Quoting PADSpot,reply=3: Yes, they need to agree. They won't contradict the French Gov in that regard, but I can't imagine that this deal will be approved.
I should say "they won't publicly contradict the French Gov". Libya is not (yet) that type of country you sell highly-sophiticated weapon systems to. I guess they will sort it out under the table and this rumor might already be the last thing we hear from that story ...