Cairo's Mirage 5 deal forces Elysee Palace to choose between Islamabad and New Delhi
In a dilemma for Paris, the sale of old Egyptian Army French fighter planes looks certain to upset the French defence industry's new best client. [...]
The Rafale is a French-built fighter jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation. It is in service with the French air force and navy and has been sold to Egypt, Qatar and India.
Embroiled in the biggest scandal in its history, Kuala Lumpur is putting the brakes on negotiations for an order of new fighter jets. However behind the scenes companies hoping to land the business are continuing to do deals with their contacts on the ground. [...]