Germany, France reach ‘breakthrough’ deal on tank development, minister says

By Thomson Reuters Mar 22, 2024 | 4:45 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany and France have reached a “breakthrough” on how to develop the planned joint Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) for a new tank design and split up tasks between the two countries, German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius said on Friday.

“This is more than a milestone, it is a historic moment”, Pistorius said, speaking along his French counterpart, Sebastien Lecornu.

(Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; editing by Matthias Williams)