Rafale contract: Another billion for MBDA
According to Intelligence Online's sources in Paris and Doha, European missile manufacturer MBDA scored an impressive coup earlier this month, [...]
Founded in 1929 by Marcel Bloch, Dassault Aviation is the French aircraft manufacturer of reference when it comes to private jets and fighter aircraft (Rafale, Mirage). The company is also getting into drone development.
The Russian defence industry and the country's military top brass have been stirring up Moscow in the wake of France's announcement that it has suspended delivery of a Mistral-class warship to Russia. The Kremlin is actively preparing its legal case [. [...]
Chief executive of Blenheim Capital Partners since its foundation in 2006, Grant Rogan has been active in the Gulf since the 1980s. His father, Richard Grant Rogan, was already a connoisseur of the region. Middle East director of Northrop Grumman in the 1970s, he was a regular contact of Adnan Khashoggi, the famous Saudi arms dealer. [...]
Omar Zeidan is one of the best-connected among the established agents of French industry in the Arab world. He is still very active in 2013, steering through projects in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and partnering investments of the Al-Assad clan in Syria. [...]