Thales lodges itself in F-35 visor
The French defence group is claiming ownership of one of the key technologies that has gone into the new US fighter aircraft. [...]
In 2014, Lockheed Martin was the biggest defence company in the world. It is in security, aerospace and aeronautics. Lockheed Martin is the manufacturer of the latest US fighter jets, the F-22 and the F-35.
Since selling his private security company Blackwater in 2011, former Navy Seal Erik Prince has been developing a new business venture, this time in the aeronautics field. Behind a series of FVCs the world's best-known private security businessman has built [. [...]
Fadel Al Kaabi, formerly of the Tawazun sovereign fund, set up the International Golden Group (IGG) in 2002. The company, which is headed by Fadel's uncle, former armed forces deputy chief of staff Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, specialises in partnerships with Western defence groups like France's Thales, Britain's BAE, Paramount of South Africa and Italy's Selex. [...]
Aaron Frenkel is today one of the most influential commercial middlemen in the area of the former Soviet Union. Through his company Loyd's Aviation Group (no link with the Lloyd's insurance market), he facilitates the sale of Western aircraft manufacturers like Dassault, Cessna, Embraer and Pilatus in eastern European markets and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS, ex-Soviet Union). [...]