French patrol vessels in cloud of fog
Paris and Riyadh are in a state of confusion over the contract to deliver patrol vessels to the Saudi navy. Intelligence Online investigates this very French situation. [...]
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.
One of recently-appointed new French military intelligence chief General Pierre de Villiers' major tasks is to reform military intelligence within the armed forces, an area whose weaknesses came to light during France's Operations Serval and Harmattan in Mali and Libya. [...]