In the development of the Franco-German Main Ground Combat System (MGCS), which is to replace the Leopard 2 and Leclerc main battle tanks, the mood seems to be deteriorating further. German industry and government circles are now questioning the success of the project, as the Handelsblatt recently reported.
The background is the constant quarrels between the two partner nations about the development packages, the industrial setup and the management. While France is in the lead in the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) air force project, Germany is in charge of the MGCS.
Massive criticism from the Bundestag
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