We discuss this at length in our new book on European defence and the Lancaster House agreements, signed ten years ago this year, are obviously important in this regard. As part of Lancaster House`s contracts, a number of other 10-year targets have been set, in addition to the creation of the CJEF. These included the construction of a common nuclear power plant, enhanced cooperation around aircraft carriers and the development of the complex arms sector of the United Kingdom and France. All of these objectives have been achieved within the 10-year time frame set by the agreements and will continue to be pursued, as both nations wish to build on existing work. In March 2017, the French and British defence ministers signed an agreement to launch a three-year design phase for the development of a new long-range missile for each country`s navy and air force. The two nations have pledged to contribute 100 million euros to the completion of the study and the pooling of their technologies and testing facilities.  The future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) program is expected to replace the Harpune, Exocet, Stormschatten and SCALP missiles.  The export mechanisms defined in the Intergovernmental Agreement on Complex Weapons have proven effective and there are opportunities for further work in this area. Similarly, managing the exchange of sensitive information at the national level is an increasingly important element of our cooperation.
In September 2015, the defence ministers of both countries signed an agreement on the implementation of centres of excellence in the missile sector. These technical centres have been designed to limit technological redundancies through the division of technical skills and skills between the two parties. The technologies developed in this context will then be integrated into the various MBDA programmes. This streamlines development costs through industrial integration and ensures the sustainability of industrial capacity on both sides of the Channel, while linking the two nations through “progressive and controlled interdependence.”   The agreement was ratified by the French and British parliaments in October 2016 and provides for the opening of eight centres of excellence.   7. The British and French military accounted for half of EU defence spending and two-thirds research and development. For example, how has the withdrawal from the EU affected Franco-British defence policy by allowing a possible security agreement? CC – The General Lines at Sandhurst is a continuation of an MBDA initiative launched at the Lancaster House Summit in 2010. The aim was to consolidate the joint management of industrial projects between France and the United Kingdom and to make it an international European champion. With the intergovernmental agreement on missile systems signed in 2015, the two countries supported and supported the intensive integration of MBDA`s French and British subsidiaries in a number of technological areas. They also accepted a principle of interdependence that never existed in Europe. This model has now proven its worth and we can probably go further.
The joint FC/ASW (future cruise/anti-ship) project will be structured in this way to continue industrial cooperation between our two countries in the field of missiles.