• Short Summary

    THE ANGLO-FRENCH SWING WING AIRCRAFT PROJECT, OFFICIALLY DESCRIBED AS THE FUTURE MAINSTAY OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AND OF THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, IS ABOUT A YEAR BEHIND SCHEDULE.

  • Description

    THE ANGLO-FRENCH SWING WING AIRCRAFT PROJECT, OFFICIALLY DESCRIBED AS THE FUTURE MAINSTAY OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AND OF THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, IS ABOUT A YEAR BEHIND SCHEDULE. A MEETING TODAY BETWEEN M. PIERRE MESSMER OF FRANCE, AND BRITAIN'S MINISTER OF DEFENCE, MR. HEALEY HELPED TO EXPLAIN WHY.

    DURING TODAY'S CONSULTATION IT EMERGED THAT TROUBLES ON THE FRENCH SIDE HAVE DELAYED THE LAUNCHING OF THIS PROJECT, WHICH IS EUROPE'S ANSWER TO THE AMERICAN F. 111. THE PROJECT TENDED TO STAGNATE DURING THE FRENCH FINANCIAL DOUBTS LAST YEAR, AND THE FRENCH ELECTIONS THIS YEAR.

    BUT PROGRESS ON OTHER JOINT PROJECTS, LIKE THE TELEVISION-GUIDED MARTEL MISSILE, IS SAID TO BE SO GOOD THAT THERE IS APPARENTLY NO FEAR THAT THE GBP200 MILLION STERLING (540 MILLION DOLLARS) PROJECT WILL COLLAPSE. DEVELOPMENT BEGINS IN EARNEST NEXT YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA82GPHXKEEENF5MHPDEJG18RBQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA82GPHXKEEENF5MHPDEJG18RBQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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