Military ties strengthened
Military co-operation between France and Russia is set to grow in the wake of DCNS' Mistral BPC deal. [...]
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a North American and European defensive alliance of 28 countries. NATO members are supposed to spend 2% of their GDP on defence. NATO’s budget accounts for 70% of the world’s military expenditure, the majority of which comes from the United States.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy is keen for French companies to secure a bigger slice of the lucrative war-zone private security market, dominated by British and American groups such as Control Risks Group and Xe, formerly Blackwater. According to the Association [...]