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Belgium Government / Fighter Plane Decision / French, American Weapons #37940

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 03, 1975
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(Studio) Belgium government unexpectedly delays decision with regard to American YF-16 or French Mirage F-1 as its new fighter plane. Holland, Norway, Denmark say they'll buy American plane if Belgium does. Mirage just 1 of weapons being offered by French in competition with United States arms sales.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Near Paris, France) French army film shows F-1 in action. Spain, South Africa and Egypt all have Mirage F-1's in their Air Force. In arms sales, French 2nd only to US. [Weapons expert Jean-Francois DUBOS - says France needs this important industry] In past 18 mos., French arms sales triple. More and more cntrys. buy French; reasons given.
REPORTER: Jim Giggans

Giggans, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry

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