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Monday, April 27, 2015

Defence groups quiet on anti-corruption measures

Dassault RafaleTwo-thirds of defence companies show little or no evidence of having programmes to combat corruption, according to an extensive study of the industry.

Dassault Aviation, a key partner for Britain in the development of unmanned fighter aircraft, is among the worst in disclosing what it does to prevent corrupt practices, said Transparency International in its second anti-corruption report to be published on Monday.

The two-year study measures the transparency and quality of anti-corruption programmes in 163 defence companies around the world. Dassault declined to comment.

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