Starfire counts on Paramount’s aura
The contacts he made in his previous role as assistant to South African defence industry magnate Ivor Ichikowitz are proving useful to Miles Chambers’ new consulting firm Starfire Advisory. [...]
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.
One of the few export markets that has held up despite the global oil crisis, Kazakhstan remains an attractive proposition, if a little complicated, for defence companies. However agents, consultants, corporate intelligence firms and even government intelligence services are grappling [...]
Companies vying to obtain contracts and federal subsidies before the 2017 Defense Appropriations Act (DAA) and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) go through are all over the lobbying firms that have the most influence with Congress right now. Among [...]