France’s arms race: Defence business on battle footing | EUROtoday

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When Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Ukraine’s Western allies dedicated to sending weapons, ammunition and army {hardware} to Kyiv. In France, this has meant a significant improve in industrial manufacturing. French President Emmanuel Macron has mentioned France has entered a “wartime economy”, whereby the defence business is producing extra and quicker than earlier than. But what does a “wartime economy” really imply in apply? And how is the “Made in France” arms business making an attempt to adapt to this elevated demand? FRANCE 24’s Claire Paccalin and Fadile Bhayat report.