European country at war desperately seeks drone partners
The Ukrainian government is desperately trying to forge a local tactical drone industry to supply materiel to its army in Crimea. [...]
Major contracts in defence, energy, aeronautics and raw materials generate huge profits for the companies that land them but also involve governments, both as clients and vendors. Negotiations are often no-holds barred affairs that have both political and business dimensions and involve numerous consultants, lobbyists and private investigators hired to help their clients gain access to decision-makers and sources of finance.
Intelligence Online uncovers ongoing negotiations and identifies who is involved in them.
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Embroiled in the biggest scandal in its history, Kuala Lumpur is putting the brakes on negotiations for an order of new fighter jets. However behind the scenes companies hoping to land the business are continuing to do deals with their contacts on the ground. [...]