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Defence: Prime Minister González letter to MT ('RAPIER' system: British Aerospace consortium with Spanish industry) [four competing bids from UK, US, West Germany/France and Italy: "we hope to be able to make a final decision soon"] [declassified Jan 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/1186 f416 T33AA/84
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 1p
Themes: Industry, Privatized & state industries, Trade, Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU), Defence (general), British relations with France, British relations with Italy, British relations with the Federal Republic of Germany, British relations with the US, MT messages to and from world leaders