Military Capabilities

France proposes military funding programme for 2019–25

09 February 2018

France's proposed Loi de programmation militaire (LPM) 2019–25 military funding programme was presented to the Council of Ministers on 8 February, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the same day.

The draft programme, which the French parliament will vote on in the summer, foresees spending a total of EUR198 billion (USD242.7 billion) in 2019-23, averaging EUR39.6 billion per year. Planned spending over the entire 2019-25 period of the LPM totals EUR295 billion.

The LPM foresees the acceleration of the Scorpion programme, with the delivery of 50% of the planned 1,668 Griffon, 248 Jaguar, and 558 light VBMR armoured vehicles by 2025.

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