Due to the recent extension of the Export ban of arms to Saudi Arabia is Germany with its European partners in the criticism. It's been since 2008, an EU Position.
In advertising the film, he is already in service: the fighter jet of the future. It exchanges data with the satellite. With him in the lineup drones, has sent a transport aircraft from its load space on the fly. It is a high-tech project, which aims to make Europe independent of the US manufacturers. The networked "Future Combat Air System" short - FCAS - future music. Even the first prototypes are many years away.
However, according to the most recent discussions to the German arms export policy asks some people if FCAS will ever become a reality. Are Germany and France, this armor project to jointly develop, build and - in the end - also want to sell. And on the subject of arms exports, both countries have very different views.
who is a European community project may be sold? What to do with Germany as a Partner? In her government statement, Chancellor Angela Merkel campaigned recently with a passion that is rarely seen in Public, for difficult compromises. "Lip service for a great Europe, and how we all work together" was not enough: "The truth is concrete."