Paris’ spares no expense in Libya
France, which took the lead in the intervention against Gaddhafi, is also the biggest contributor to the military effort. [...]
MBDA is a European missile manufacturer that was formed from the merger of France’s Matra, Alenia Marconi Systems and Matra BAE Dynamics. The company often competes for contracts with Raytheon. It developed the Meteor and the Storm Shadow missiles that are used by the British and French armies.
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 [. [...]
Barack Obama’s decision on Sept. 17 to forego installing long-range anti-missile weapons in Poland and the Czech Republic was a mere step in revamping U.S. missile defense plans. In their place, the Americans are to deploy systems to protect against [. [...]