Paris pursues big submarine ambitions in Indo-Pacific
With tensions rising in the waters around China, a busy year of submarine sales prospection is in store for Naval Group and its defence partners in Jakarta, Manila, Delhi and Brunei.
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With New Delhi's gaze still turned towards France after its acquisition of Dassault Rafales, Air Liquide, Safran, Naval Group, Thales and others are hoping for more business in India. The French Ministry of Armed Forces has all its attention focused on this window of opportunity.
Mohammed bin Salman is determined to speed up Saudi defence industry's development, and has called on the Ajlan family, already well established in the Saudi industrial sector, for help. The latter's Scopa Industries are keen for French companies' aid, despite its Washington-centred executive team.