New Leadership for Arms Sales Push
France’s failure to persuade Morocco to buy its Rafale fighter has prompted the defence industry and government to think of bringing exports under a single authority. [...]
Dassault Aviation is France’s leading maker of private jets, fighter planes (Rafale, Mirage) and drones. Founded in 1929 by Marcel Bloch, the company changed its name to Dassault when Bloch changed his name.
Since the OECD Convention against bribing foreign officials was signed in 1997, multi-national corporations - and particularly those in the defense industry - have found new ways of legally paying go-betweens and decision-makers in the countries in which they operate. [...]