DCNS breaks with Hauter, Ichikowitz
France’s public-private naval shipyard DCNS has abruptly severed its eight-year-old relationship with consultant Rolf Hauter. Hauter, a retired admiral who [...]
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.
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 [...]
Lebanon’s acquisition of military materiel under a $1 billion envelope that Riyadh granted to prime minister Saad Hariri in August is proceeding apace. Intelligence Online can also reveal that there has been a breakthrough on Saudi Arabia’s $3 billion package [...]