Paris on the Defensive
On good terms with Indian air force chiefs, French armaments companies are meeting ever tougher competition from Israeli and American companies. [...]
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.
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. [...]