Timmymagic wrote:Lord Jim wrote:I do not think the German Government should be worried about legal action by its international partners, its own Defence Industry will fill that role as it is already doing.
An order for 33 Typhoon from the Luftwaffe and a promise of further orders to replace Tornado after they've removed the only credible competitor from the competition is more than enough compensation to the German defence industry. Whilst the UK benefits from their workshare its not going to keep our production line open. I have a sneaking suspicion that the Typhoon partners agreement will not allow arbitrary actions like Germany's from affecting the other partners....if it does they are going to get absolutely rinsed in court. But the damage done will be considerable.
What if, say UK Gov refuses export of British produced parts for new German Typhoons as response?