France Orders More Tigers, Plans $41.6B Budget Increase

Dec 23, 2015 00:20 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff

France has ordered an additional seven Airbus Tiger attack helicopter after additions to an updated budget. The new acquisitions will bring the total number of Tigers in France’s service to 67. In 2015, France has spent $35 billion on defense, but plans to increase its budget by $41.6 billion between 2016-2018. The increase is said to save 18,500 jobs in the defense industry as Paris seeks to maintain and increase activity in security operations at home and abroad.

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