LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – Britain’s government is nearing a decision to buy four to six surveillance planes built by U.S. aerospace giant Boeing , sources familiar with the plans said on Thursday – a move that could stir a growing debate over UK and European defense jobs.
The contract to replace its six ageing E-3D Sentry airborne early warning (AWACS) planes with a fleet of Boeing E-7 Wedgetail jets would, if confirmed, be worth over $1 billion.
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But the decision, which could be announced in coming weeks, is likely to anger some U.K. lawmakers...
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