Huawei's Canadian lobbyist Bluesky also handles work for major European defence companies
Susan Smith and Tim Barber's Bluesky, which is close to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party, also lobbies for Leonardo, Thales and Dassault. [...]
Thales is a defense electronics company in aerospace and defense industries. It came into being with the merger of Alcatel, Dassault Electronic and Thomson CSF and inherited the latter company’s naval activity, which it has developed in recent years. Thales now operates in 50 countries and has become a leading player in the defense industry.
Airbus Helicopters greatly needs the contract in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis but current discussions between the partner countries may leave Marignane on the sidelines. [...]
The White House is doing all it can to prevent Chinese investors close to the authorities in Beijing from grabbing control of Ukraine's flagship defence company. Gulf businessmen are waiting to pounce on the opportunity. [...]
Beijing Skyrizon Aviation's attempt to take over Ukraine's Motor Sich alarmed Washington, which wants to prevent China from obtaining the company's defence technology. Skyrizon's executive, Wang Jing, claims to be operating alone, but maintains close ties to China's leaders and defence sector through his telecoms company Xinwei. [...]