French Defense Ministry proposes $6.5-billion military space budget for 2024-30

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The French government proposed spending 6 billion euros ($6.5 billion) on military space programs between 2024 and 2030 including previously announced investment in ground- and space-based lasers to disable adversaries’ satellites coming too close to French military assets.

The seven-year Military Program Law (LPM) published April 4 foresees a total military program budget of 413 billion euros, including several billion euros in aid to Ukraine.

The multi-year package is not legally binding. Each year’s budget must be sent to Parliament for . . .

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