Changing the French Defence Budget Mindset

Under an innovative financing proposal, France plans to sell and lease back up to six Airbus A400M airlifters. Image courtesy of Harland Quarrington/MOD.



  • 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