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New Tank and Aircraft Carrier

France is increasing funding for concept and feasibility studies for future weapons to the value of €2.8 billion. This increase includes an annual €1.8 billion budget for concept studies for large arms programmes and raising the finance for feasibility studies to an annual €1 billion by 2022 from the present €730 million. The funding will apply to the future fighter jet, battle tank and a successor to the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.

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