Defence companies discover Al Jadaan
The departure of Saudi Arabia’s finance minister Ibrahim Al Assaf on October 31 has prompted concern among Western defence companies because a number of big contracts were awaiting his approval. [...]
Nexter is a French defence company that used to be a part of GIAT Industries. It produces Leclerc tanks for the French Army. The company merged with KMW in 2015, becoming KNDS, Krauss-Maffeir and Nexter Defense Systems.
Brothers Mansour and Salah Fustok, are Lebanese Sunnis who have been established in the Gulf for more than 40 years. A third brother, Mahmoud, died in a road accident in 2006 but the two remaining brothers remain the gatekeepers that foreign companies need if they want access to the entourage of the king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. [...]