Changing the French Defence Budget Mindset

From left to right: Jean-Yves Le Drian (Minister of Defence), Laurent Collet-Billon (Head of French Defence Procurement Agency) and Eric Trappier (Dassault Aviation CEO) at a visit to award the development contract for the Rafale combat aircraft. Image courtesy of Dassault Aviation.



  • Pierre de Villiers, France’s joint chief-of-staff
  • Rafale combat aircraft
  • Airbus A400M airlifters
  • France military personnel cuts
  • French Army helicopters
  • French military bases
  • Rafale combat aircraft