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France in the nuclear weapons race – to spend 37 bn euros on upgrading nuclear arsenal

France to spend 37 bn euros on upgrading nuclear arsenal, Digital Journal, By Daphné BENOIT (AFP)   , 8 Feb 18

France is planning a 37-billion-euro revamp of its nuclear arsenal over the next seven years, part of a sharp increase in defence spending aimed at allowing France to “hold its own” as a key power in Europe, the country’s defence chief said Thursday.

The upgrades to France’s land- and sea-based nuclear deterrent will be part of the nearly 300 billion euros ($370 billion) to be spent by 2025.

That would take the defence budget to the NATO target of 2 percent of GDP, compared with about 1.8 percent currently……http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/france-to-spend-37-bn-euros-on-upgrading-nuclear-arsenal/article/514358#.WnzB79jiicY.twitter

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February 9, 2018 - Posted by | France, weapons and war

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