Israel bad for sat business
Tel Aviv is trying to weigh in on the terms of the Göktürk satellite sale to Ankara. Other deals by French satellite makers could also prove problematic for the Israeli military. [...]
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.
Having sold Mirage aircraft, Agosta submarines and Mistral missiles to Pakistan, Paris was the country's principal military supplier for many years. But all that has changed. Today, the French are being progressively edged out of the market by China, which [. [...]