G5 Sahel contract talks resume between Riyadh and Paris
The €150 million envelope Saudi Arabia promised to spend on military materiel for the G5 Sahel countries remains elusive. [...]
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.
France's military appropriations bill, presented to the council of ministers on February 8, does nothing to resolve the tensions over means the special forces receive compared with the rest of the French armed forces. [...]