Beijing pursues ambitious drone projects and more in Riyadh
Chinese and Saudi Arabian cooperation used to be a secretive affair but their joint efforts to develop drones together are fast gearing up to an industrial scale. [...]
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. [...]
The new alignment between Washington, Riyadh and Tel Aviv is poised to take its first concrete steps in Morocco. Financed by Saudi Arabia, the country's air surveillance programme will be provided by the United States using Israeli technology. [...]