ODAS teetering on the brink
After months of issues between Paris and Riyadh, Intelligence Online has heard that ODAS, France's military export agency for Saudi Arabia, could fold. [...]
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.
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. [...]
With the next meeting of the Franco-Saudi Business Council due to take place on June 24, Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, the billionaire businessman who heads the vast conglomerate Kingdom Holding, is looking to take a [. [...]