Changing the French Defence Budget Mindset

Dassault’s Rafale; the recent sale of 24 of these combat aircraft to Egypt was a major boost to the French defence sector. Public domain image.



  • 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