Cost Explosions, Delays, Obstacles, Restoration (1984–1987)

Ulrich Krotz

in Flying Tiger

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199759934
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897193 | DOI:
Cost Explosions, Delays, Obstacles, Restoration (1984–1987)

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This chapter covers the turbulent years from 1984 to 1987. It examines why and how the Franco-German combat helicopter program—due to mushrooming costs, massive delays, and multiple other obstacles—slid into a financial and technical impasse between late 1984 and mid-1986. It also scrutinizes why and how the program, barely escaping cancellation, survived deadlock and paralysis, and finally escaped the impasse in a yet further modified and revised form ultimately codified by the French and German governments in November 1987.

Keywords: Franco-German relations; France; Germany; combat helicopter program

Chapter.  11031 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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