BERLIN, Sept 14 Airbus owner EADS has
asked the German government to support its planned merger with
Britain's BAE Systems, a German government spokesman
said on Friday.
BAE Systems and EADS said on Wednesday they were in advanced
talks to create an industry giant that would overtake rival
Boeing in sales and contend with defence cutbacks in
Europe and the United States.
A newspaper report saying that the government had already
given its blessing to the plan has been denied by industry and
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that the possible
merger was being "checked".