A C-135 (front), a Mirage 2000- 5 fighter jet (center) and four Rafale B fighter jets fly over Paris as part of the annual Bastille Day military parade on July 14, 2020. (ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI / AFP)
BERLIN – Germany, France and Spain have not yet found agreement over the next steps in the development of a joint fighter jet, the defense ministry in Berlin said on Saturday after a deadline to find a solution ran out a day earlier.
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“No agreement over the use of the intellectual property rights has been found yet,” a ministry spokeswoman said. “For Germany, unrestricted access to the results of the jointly financed research is of utmost importance,” she added.
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Negotiations between the three countries are supposed to continue with the aim of reaching a solution next week, the spokeswoman said, adding it was still Germany’s goal to present a proposal to the parliament’s budget committee in June.