France Lobbies Canada to Buy French, Not American, Weapons

Posted November 10, 2014 at 9:47am

Defense News reports that “France, concerned that US firms have the inside track on billions of dollars worth of future naval contracts, is lobbying the Canadian government to consider all options for its new surface fleet.”  

“French firms, including shipbuilder DCNS, want to pursue contracts for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, the future fleet that will replace the country’s destroyers and frigates.”  

“Although a Canadian shipyard has already been selected to build the vessels, contracts to provide weapons, systems integration and warship design can be expected to be let in the future.”