Airbus group puts international agents out in the cold
Under investigation by several anti-corruption probes, the European aircraft and defence company is looking to radically change the way it does business. [...]
The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has carved a place for itself internationally as an alternative to Boeing thanks to the success of the A330, the A350 and the A380. The company is a merger of French, German and Spanish aircraft makers. As well as its civil activity it has military projects such as Eurofighter Typhoon, in partnership with BAE Systems, the A400M transport aircraft and also combat and transport helicopters. The company also has space programmes.
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. [...]
Turkmenistan is turning into the epicenter of a hard-fought battle between European and Asian defence groups. The Central Asian country under the authoritarian rule of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is secretly looking to acquire an optical observation satellite system. Intelligence Online [...]