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Can Europe's defense giants come together?

Steven Beardsley
June 24, 2024

Business is booming for Europe's biggest defense firms as countries race to rearm. But the industry is incredibly inefficient, with too many players and weapons systems. That leads to higher costs and threatens basic interoperability on the battlefield. Can Europe come together on defense?

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