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“War economy”: Macron will ask industrialists for “increased risk taking”


The president intends to bring together defense industrialists at the Elysee Palace on Tuesday to encourage them to take “increased risk taking” in particular on arms exports.

Emmanuel Macron will bring together defense industrialists at the Élysée on Tuesday to take stock of the transition to a "war economy", which he calls for, and to encourage them to take "increased risk" in


. on arms exports.

The Head of State is due to receive nine big bosses at the start of the afternoon, including Nicolas Chamussy (Nexter), Eric Trappier (Dassault Aviation*), Pierre-Eric Pommellet (Naval Group), Patrice Caine (Thales) or even Guillaume Faury (Airbus), announced the presidency to journalists on Monday.

Faced with the conflict led by Russia in Ukraine and the need to send ever more weapons to Kiev, the president had called in June for a transition to a "war


", that is to say allowing the defense industry to ramp up.

Objective: to produce more and more quickly, also to prepare the French army in the event of a major conflict.

Several meetings with manufacturers have since taken place with the Minister for the Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu.

This time it is the head of state who meets them to ensure that they continue their "

cultural change

", according to an adviser.

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“Get more, cheaper and faster”


The president will obviously confirm to manufacturers that the State will continue this defense effort and therefore we will continue to invest in national programs

", which guarantees them "

visibility with regard to national orders

", he added. he explains.

On the part of the State, this means "

increased risk-taking

", which will speed up its procedures and reduce its specifications in order to "

obtain more, cheaper and faster

", detailed the Elysée.

It “

must be accompanied by the manufacturers themselves of increased risk-taking for export

”, towards the European Union “

and well beyond

”, estimated the presidency.


We are asking manufacturers

" to be "

even more aggressive in winning over new export customers

" to "

bring to life over time

" these materials "

which we produced quickly and in large numbers


*The Dassault group owns the “Figaro”

Source: lefigaro

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