• Short Summary

    BRITAIN AND FRANCE TODAY (TUESDAY) SIGNED AN AGREEMENT FOR JOINT PRODUCTION OF 400 SUPER-SONIC JAGUAR STRIKE/TRAINER MILITARY AIRCRAFT.

  • Description

    BRITAIN AND FRANCE TODAY (TUESDAY) SIGNED AN AGREEMENT FOR JOINT PRODUCTION OF 400 SUPER-SONIC JAGUAR STRIKE/TRAINER MILITARY AIRCRAFT.

    THE CONTRACT IS ESTIMATED TO BE WORTH ABOUT GBP200 MILLION STERLING.

    THE AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED AT THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE IN LONDON BY DEFENCE MINISTER DENIS HEALEY AND JOHN STONEHOUSE, MINISTER OF STATE AT THE TECHNOLOGY MINISTRY, FOR BRITAIN, AND FOR FRANCE BY DEFENCE MINISTER PIERRE MESSMER.

    A PROTOTYPE, DEVELOPED BY THE FRENCH BREGUET COMPANY AND THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION, IS SCHEDULED TO MAKE ITS FIRST FLIGHT IN A FEW MONTHS TIME AND IS EXPECTED TO GO INTO SERVICE WITH THE BRITISH AND FRENCH AIR FORCES IN THE EARLY 1970's.

    A JOINT COMMUNIQUE SAID THE AGREEMENT PROVIDED FOR AN INITIAL PRODUCTION PROGRAMME OF 400 AIRCRAFT - HALF FOR EACH GOVERNMENT - AND PRODUCTION WORK SHOULD BE SHARED EQUALLY BETWEEN THE BRITISH AND FRENCH FIRMS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABFVDB9IMHB9FDWJKQU6UCPA5Z
    Media URN:
    VLVABFVDB9IMHB9FDWJKQU6UCPA5Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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