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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Dasa Talks With French

BONN, Germany -- Germany's DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG said Thursday that it had reopened contacts with French partners on possible cooperation in addition to merger talks it has held with British Aerospace PLC.

The spokesman said that talks on a possible merger between Dasa and BAe had reached an "advanced stage," but there had been no recent developments. "There is no new basis for making a decision," the spokesman said.

The spokesman did not name any names, but his remarks appeared to confirm a report in the Handelsblatt business daily which said France's Aerospatiale could come back on board and join a broad European defense and aerospace merger.