• Short Summary

    THE FRENCH MIRAGE JET FIGHTER - ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AIRCRAFT IN THE WORLD - HAS BECOME THE CENTRAL TALKING POINT IN THE COUNTRY'S ARMS TALKS WITH TWO COUNTRIES.

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    THE FRENCH MIRAGE JET FIGHTER - ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AIRCRAFT IN THE WORLD - HAS BECOME THE CENTRAL TALKING POINT IN THE COUNTRY'S ARMS TALKS WITH TWO COUNTRIES. THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) ANNOUNCED DETAILS OF THE NEW MIRAGE AND TANK DEAL WITH SPAIN, AND PLANS FOR THE SALE OF 15 JETS TO LIBYA.

    HOT ON THE HELLS OF THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS, DASSAULT AVIATION, MAKERS OF THE MIRAGE, REVEALED THAT THEY HAD DEVELOPED AND PERFECTED A MORE SOPHISTICATED MIRAGE KNOWN AS THE "MILAN".

    THE LIBYAN AGREEMENT AND THEN A REVELATION BY THE COMPANY THAT THE PLANS FOR THE NEW AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN SENT TO ISRAEL COME DESPITE FRANCE'S EMBARGO ON ARMS TO THE TWO COUNTRIES. A SPOKESMAN FOR DASSAULT SAID THAT THE PLANS HAD ALSO BEEN SENT TO OTHER COUNTRIES WHICH HAD PURCHASED MIRAGE JETS.

    A FRENCH GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN DEFENDED FRANCE'S ARMS SALES TO ARAB COUNTRIES SAYING THAT OTHER COUNTRIES WERE DOING THE SAME. THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT FRANCE'S POLICY VARIED ACCORDING TO THE OFFENSIVE QUALITY OF THE WEAPONS IN QUESTION AND THE COUNTRY CONCERNED.

    THERE'S BEEN NO INDICATION OF THE FEELINGS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS. ITS KNOWN THAT AMERICA IS WORRIED THAT THE SHIPMENT OF ARMS TO THE MIDDLE EAST COULD UPSET THE BALANCE OF POWER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4UA9WZCKAVG31YHKGVFYAKU1Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA4UA9WZCKAVG31YHKGVFYAKU1Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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