This is worth a read. In current news, France has large military sales to Saudi Arabia, Russia and India. Against this background, it’s hard to ever see a united foreign and defense policy from the EU.
The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site:
A report in huanqiu.com quoted a report in the Pakistani Tribune News Network that China and Pakistan concluded a contract this week with China to export eight conventional submarines, worth several billion US dollars, to Pakistan.
A retired Pakistani senior official was quoted as saying that the contract is worth US$4-5 billion.
Pakistan is to make payment in 4 instalments, while the subs will be delivered one by one in the coming few years.
The sub China has sold is its S20 submarine, an export version of China’s Yuan-class submarine.
According to Jane’s Defence Weekly, the S20 is 66 meters long, 8 meters wide…
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