Dubai Airshow relaunches Riyadh's fighter-plane dreams
The air show gave defence companies an opportunity to gauge Saudi Arabia's willingness to procure new fighter planes. [...]
The ODAS promotes exports of French-made military materiel. The agency also negotiates arms sales between the French and the governments of other countries.
While France's financial prosecution service, the PNF, and the UK's Serious Fraud Office chug along with their vast corruption probe into Airbus Group, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the aircraft manufacturer's former financial arranger played a decisive role in the signing of key export contracts. [...]
The billions of dollars being injected into the vast Al-Ula archaeological tourist project is the stuff of dreams for France's industrial players and ministry of foreign affairs, which have been pulling out all the stops in Riyadh. [...]