Government and Senate keep closer tabs on defence startups
Senators Cedric Perrin, of the Les Republicains party, and Jean-Noel Guerini, of the Socialist Party, will conduct a report next [...]
The DGA (Direction Generale de l’Armement), part of the French ministry of defence, is responsible for procurement of the French armed forces as well as promoting the French defence industry abroad. The DGA works jointly with France’s partners and companies in the defence sector such as Dassault, Airbus or DCNS to develop new equipment for the military.
A report recently submitted to the French government on the sovereignty of geographical data stresses the role that the French geographical institute IGN can play in helping the French intelligence services, as it aims to become their leading GEOINT partner. [...]