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Euronaval 2016: Poland and France escalate helicopter spat

17th October 2016 - 10:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Paris


Poland’s decision to cancel a multi-billion dollar deal to procure helicopters from Airbus Helicopters is having wider political ramifications, with the French government reportedly withdrawing its invitation to the Polish delegation at this year’s Euronaval.

It is the latest in a series of snubs by the French government, showing its displeasure with Poland’s decision to scrap a landmark deal to purchase 50 H225M ‘Caracal’ helicopters. A foreign trip by French President Francois Hollande to Warsaw has already been cancelled. 

The news that France had withdrawn its Euronaval invitation to Poland was reported by the AFP news agency on 13 October

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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