Founded over 80 years ago, the Farber name has stood for quality, value, and innovation. What is not said, of course, is that the real reason for the purchase is to a desperate attempt to fill the huge gap left by the failure of the £2.7 billion Airbus A-400M programme, which was supposed to have delivered 25 of their shiny new military transports to the RAF by 2006, with an in-service date of 2007.
Unmanned aerial vehicles were intended initially only for surveillance, and their use for offensive purposes was prohibited, yet once strategists realised their perceived advantages as a means of carrying out targeted killings, all objections were swept out of the way.
Total technical harmonization already has been achieved in three vehicle categories (passenger cars, motorcycles, and tractors) and soon will extend to other vehicle categories ( coaches and utility vehicles ). It is essential that European car manufacturers be ensured access to as large a market as possible.
In this context, they should take into account the Commission’s Interpretative Communication of 7 December 2006 on the application of Article 296 of the Treaty in the field of defence procurement and the Commission Communication of 5 December 2007 on a Strategy for a stronger and more competitive European defence industry.
With oil prices low, shale oil production has already fallen by 1.2 million barrels per day since output peaked in May 2015 The drop would have been much steeper had US producers not been able to focus their greatly reduced drilling activity on their most productive prospects.