XXXIX, No 18, 20/09/2021
Washington still sets the rules in Europe-U.S. defence collaboration – ‘Juste retour’ is ‘just a myth’
The transatlantic defence market is not a level playing field. That is the unsurprising opinion in a new policy report from the Armament Industry European Research Group (ARES). While none of the EU countries nor the UK or Norway disputed the reality of the industrial benefits in terms of workload and jobs, it is undeniable that the F-35 technology transfers were limited, if not totally excluded, say the authors.