Europe's Weapons Makers Launch Operation Market Shield

Mirage jets roar overhead, rattling the windows of the chalet overlooking Le Bourget airport and drowning out most conversation. But that doesn't stop silver-haired Sir Ralph Robins, chief executive officer of enginemaker Rolls-Royce PLC, from driving home his message. Sitting in the chalet rented for the Paris Air Show, he worries: "Violent changes are taking place in the defense industry."

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