Doha back to the drawing board on procurement plans with Paris and Berlin
Worsening relations between Paris and Doha have had a negative impact on arms negotiations, a situation that seems unlikely to benefit Berlin. [...]
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.
Key geospatial intelligence chiefs who rose to prominence during the Obama administration, when James Clapper was Director of National Intelligence, are now working in the private sector while they await the outcome of next year's presidential elections. [...]
With the merger of Naval Group and Fincantieri poised to happen, the appointment of Giuseppe Giordo as head of Fincantieri's defence activities could stir animosity between the two companies. [...]
The recent appointment of economic intelligence specialist Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani as head of the general secretariat of the finance ministry coincides with the more offensive posture that President Emmanuel Macron wants the ministry to assume. [...]