GERMANY LIKELY TO OK EUROFIGHTER

A meeting this Friday of the German cabinet is expected to approve Germany’s contribution to production investment funding for the £40bn Eurofighter project. Last Sunday, German defence minister Volker Ruhe said that the 1998 German defence budget would include Eurofighter funding. A smoother path for the funding pleases the project’s UK partner British Aerospace, which […]

A meeting this Friday of the German cabinet is expected to approve Germany’s contribution to production investment funding for the £40bn Eurofighter project.

Last Sunday, German defence minister Volker Ruhe said that the 1998 German defence budget would include Eurofighter funding.

A smoother path for the funding pleases the project’s UK partner British Aerospace, which says it is `confident the programme will continue’.