Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36 Posted (8 years 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3810 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: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3587 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 ...