Paris ready to pitch a new version of ODAS to Mohamed bin Salman
With Saudi Arabia in the midst of an overhaul of its military acquisitions procedures, Paris is trying to find a way to keep its business with Riyadh bilateral. [...]
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. [...]