French dither over drone order
The French military is in serious need of MALE drones but the authorities are hesitating between US and Israeli versions. [...]
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.
Having sold Mirage aircraft, Agosta submarines and Mistral missiles to Pakistan, Paris was the country's principal military supplier for many years. But all that has changed. Today, the French are being progressively edged out of the market by China, which [. [...]