French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (front) sits in a Rafale B jet fighter as Eric Carle, Dassault Aviation flight test engineer, looks on at the factory of French aircraft manufacturer ... more 
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (front) sits in a Rafale B jet fighter as Eric Carle, Dassault Aviation flight test engineer, looks on at the factory of French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation in Merignac, near Bordeaux, southwestern France, January 10, 2014 . France's defence ministry said on Friday that the government was committing to a further phase of the Rafale fighter jet project and that about one billion euros was being earmarked. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS TRANSPORT MILITARY) less 
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