France, Saudi Arabia
Thales banks on huge air defence contract to return to Riyadh

A Thales Group Ground Master 200 (GM200) radar.
A Thales Group Ground Master 200 (GM200) radar. © Daniel Mihailescu/AFP
The French defence group believes it is in the lead to win a €850m contract to supply Riyadh with its air defence systems. To maximise its chances, Thales has broken off with France's historical networks in the kingdom, which have fallen out of favour. [...]
Published on 03.06.2024 at 04:00 GMT Reading time 3 minutes

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