How Hollande's `bus full of generals' helped beat Germans to sub deal

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French lobbying, including by François Hollande and 'a bus full of generals', helped win €34bn Australian deal over low-key German rival bid.

France wins €34 billion Australia submarine contract

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The 12 Shortfin Barracuda submarines will be built by French defence and naval group DCNS in Adelaide using Australian steel.

Russian sailors to leave France amid suspension of warship delivery

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French shipbuilder DCNS said the 400 sailors training on a helicopter carrier that France is refusing to deliver to Russia would soon return home.

Germany, France 'eye naval shipyards merger'

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France and Germany are reportedly planning a shipbuilding merger, their biggest industrial partnership since the creation of aerospace group EADS.