Airbus and Thales rally networks of influence to reap benefits of European rearmament
Russia's war on Ukraine is set to swell European Union expenditure on defence. Airbus and Thales want to ensure a share of that windfall comes their way.
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Ankara has taken a step towards an independent and exporting defence industry with the deployment of a new secure military satellite communications system. This comes after criticism of its drones being highly vulnerable to detection.
In line with its "drone diplomacy" and in response to Canada's sanctions, Turkey is beefing up its domestic military production capabilities with the release of its new electro-optical system, CATS. However, Ankara's customers, including Poland and Turkmenistan, are not yet convinced.