friction on the Franco-German plane of the future

Behind this symbolic project of the partnership between Paris and Berlin hide contradictory ambitions.

The Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, and her German counterpart, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, in Évreux, September 17, 2020.
The Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, and her German counterpart, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, in Évreux, September 17, 2020. SAMEER AL-DOUMY / AFP

The base 105 in Évreux is unique. It will soon welcome the first Franco-German air squadron. The Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, and her German counterpart, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, laid the first stone in mid-September for the building which will house the German soldiers. 130 soldiers and around thirty personnel for administrative support are expected. Colonel Delporte, who commands the base, is delighted in advance: “Franco-German planes, with Franco-German freight, Franco-German pilots, Franco-German maintenance». «The challenge is to optimize resourcesIn terms of logistics transport, he explains. 260 personnel will be assigned to this unparalleled mission with a French commander and a second German. 10 C130 J transport planes will be deployed on the base, 4 French and 6 Germans. They will be manufactured by the American Lockheed Martin.

Behind this project, which symbolizes the defense partnership between Paris and Berlin,

This article is for subscribers only. You have 77% left to discover.

Subscribe: 1 € the first month

Can be canceled at any time

.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.