DCNS, Navantia: Ichikowitz keeps options open
Although South Africa is no longer considered to be a strategic market by French naval shipbuilder DCNS, South African defence [...]
DCNS is France’s leading naval shipyard. The company builds both surface vessels and submarines for the French Navy. It also exports, recently landing contracts in India, Brazil and Australia.
At a little over 30 years old, Mohammed Bin Salman has in a matter of months become Saudi Arabia's strong man. He is the all-powerful Minister of Defence, head of the royal court, director of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and chairman of the supreme council of Saudi Aramco and has control over all major affairs.Whether it be operations in Yemen against the rebel Houthis or negoti [...]
France's military export agency ODAS, which is headed by Admiral Edouard Guillaud, is under increasing pressure from the French ministry of defence and from key international clients who are unhappy about the way it is being run. Saudi defence minister fuming [...]