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Here is a good example of the English proverb of 2 is company 3 is crowd.
UK, after years of negotiating, manages to sell 48 Typhoon jets to Saudi Arabia in a deal worth over 5 billion pounds Sterling. But Germany puts the brakes on it claiming Saudi human rights performance warrants sanctions and that they should not sell any parts that are related with this deal.

UK , after developing the Typhoon jet fighter, formed a consortium of 4 countries - UK, Germany, Italy and Spain - in order to share financial burden of further development and production. But Germany being Germany, now is a stumbling block in the way of other countries making money. Where as a country like France don’t have any moral responsibilities when it comes to selling weapons like Rafale to any country they deem eligible ; (It helps being a solitary country as decision maker) when it is the voice of 4 different partners making the decision, it could become a chore.
There is a condition within the agreement that formed the consortium, that stipulates that “ no other country should stop another one making a sale” . But this will mean UK producing all parts in house, that are currently being produced by Germany, making it probably too expensive to meet the set prices of the deal.

I wonder what Germany would do if UK agreed a deal with Turkey for the sale of new typhoons?
 

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Here is a good example of the English proverb of 2 is company 3 is crowd.
UK, after years of negotiating, manages to sell 48 Typhoon jets to Saudi Arabia in a deal worth over 5 billion pounds Sterling. But Germany puts the brakes on it claiming Saudi human rights performance warrants sanctions and that they should not sell any parts that are related with this deal.

UK , after developing the Typhoon jet fighter, formed a consortium of 4 countries - UK, Germany, Italy and Spain - in order to share financial burden of further development and production. But Germany being Germany, now is a stumbling block in the way of other countries making money. Where as a country like France don’t have any moral responsibilities when it comes to selling weapons like Rafale to any country they deem eligible ; (It helps being a solitary country as decision maker) when it is the voice of 4 different partners making the decision, it could become a chore.
There is a condition within the agreement that formed the consortium, that stipulates that “ no other country should stop another one making a sale” . But this will mean UK producing all parts in house, that are currently being produced by Germany, making it probably too expensive to meet the set prices of the deal.

I wonder what Germany would do if UK agreed a deal with Turkey for the sale of new typhoons?
Imagine if UK partnered with Turkey to develop and manufacture replacements for the parts Germany don’t wanna sell and keep prices low, in process also allowing Turkey to buy new ones, not ever gonna happen though
 

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Imagine if UK partnered with Turkey to develop and manufacture replacements for the parts Germany don’t wanna sell and keep prices low, in process also allowing Turkey to buy new ones, not ever gonna happen though
Here is a good example of the English proverb of 2 is company 3 is crowd.
UK, after years of negotiating, manages to sell 48 Typhoon jets to Saudi Arabia in a deal worth over 5 billion pounds Sterling. But Germany puts the brakes on it claiming Saudi human rights performance warrants sanctions and that they should not sell any parts that are related with this deal.

UK , after developing the Typhoon jet fighter, formed a consortium of 4 countries - UK, Germany, Italy and Spain - in order to share financial burden of further development and production. But Germany being Germany, now is a stumbling block in the way of other countries making money. Where as a country like France don’t have any moral responsibilities when it comes to selling weapons like Rafale to any country they deem eligible ; (It helps being a solitary country as decision maker) when it is the voice of 4 different partners making the decision, it could become a chore.
There is a condition within the agreement that formed the consortium, that stipulates that “ no other country should stop another one making a sale” . But this will mean UK producing all parts in house, that are currently being produced by Germany, making it probably too expensive to meet the set prices of the deal.

I wonder what Germany would do if UK agreed a deal with Turkey for the sale of new typhoons?
If it were10 years ago, that would have been good but in 2023 we should not invest in a new type of foreign Jet fighter
 
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