French dither over drone order
The French military is in serious need of MALE drones but the authorities are hesitating between US and Israeli versions. [...]
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.
Engineering firms that install French missiles and electronic components on foreign-owned or outdated French materiel are leaving France one by one to set up shop in countries where there are fewer controls on defence companies. The departure of companies such [...]