Riyadh keen to please Paris with Rafale contract
Although Riyadh continues to take interest in French armaments, promises that do not translate into actual deals are starting to take the shine off the bilateral relationship. [...]
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 [. [...]