ODAS plays matchmaker on SFMC deal
Negotiations into the Franco-Saudi Arabian SFMC arms deal are in full swing and ODAS is going all out to close the deal, despite Saudi internal battles. [...]
The ODAS promotes exports of French-made military materiel. The agency also negotiates arms sales between the French and the governments of other countries.
The surprise news on February 22 that Saudi Arabia had ordered six observation satellites from the US company DigitalGlobe, following on from Riyadh's brutal ditching of the Euros 3 billion DONAS three-way package of French military materiel for Lebanon, has [. [...]
At a little over 30 years old, Mohammed Bin Salman has in a matter of months become Saudi Arabia's strong man. He is the all-powerful Minister of Defence, head of the royal court, director of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and chairman of the supreme council of Saudi Aramco and has control over all major affairs. [...]