U.K. Considers Creating Foreign Military Sales Program; Philip Dunne Comments

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F35The U.K. government is exploring a U.S.-style framework for military weapons sales to foreign government customers, Defense News reported Monday.

Andrew Chuter writes Philip Dunne, British minister for procurement, told reporters Monday at the Dubai Airshow the proposed U.K version of the foreign military sales program won’t include collaborative ventures like the four-nation Eurofighter program.

Dunne added a British FMS program would not be used to offer the Typhoon fighter aircraft, according to the report.

The NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency manages the Typhoon program on behalf of the U.K., Germany, Italy and Spain, Churter writes.

Defense News reports a consortium of Typhoon manufacturers including BAE Systems, EADS and Finmeccanica are looking for ways to improve how the agency is governed.

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