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When Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Ukraine’s Western allies committed to sending weapons, ammunition and military hardware to Kyiv. In France, this has meant a major increase in industrial production. French President Emmanuel Macron has said France has entered a “wartime economy”, whereby the defence industry is producing more and faster than before. But what does a “wartime economy” actually mean in practice? And how is the “Made in France” arms industry trying to adapt to this increased demand? FRANCE 24’s Claire Paccalin and Fadile Bhayat report. 

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