Dassault mired in Japanese surveillance plane conflict
Japan is preparing its rearmament and starting to prospect for materiel to defend itself from China but Dassault's chances of landing new contracts are not looking good.
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.
Faced with the contract won by the Spanish Navantia to equip the Royal Saudi Navy, the French Naval Group has conceded defeat. Intelligence Online takes a look into the background of a competition that did not go well from the start.
The wait is over to find out more about the French General Directorate for Internal Security's Big Data platform project, aimed at replacing Palantir's Gotham Platform. Three firms have been retained so far.
The UAE Space Agency has contracted the geospatial data processing aspect of President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan's 'Sirb' satellite constellation project to the part publicly-owned Bayanat, giving parent company Group 42 a place at the table.
To allow money to start-ups that can help ensure safety at the 2024 Paris Olympics, the French Ministry of the Interior has used an original funding arrangement, which betrays the influence of the security industry's giants.
With New Delhi's gaze still turned towards France after its acquisition of Dassault Rafales, Air Liquide, Safran, Naval Group, Thales and others are hoping for more business in India. The French Ministry of Armed Forces has all its attention focused on this window of opportunity.
Guided by Vinci, Bouygues and Thales, French industrial groups are set to start prospecting for new business in Turkmenistan. Business diplomacy firm CIFAL is preparing to take a new delegation of industry leaders to Ashgabat.
With less than two years to go before the 2024 Paris Olympics, French authorities still have doubts about how to properly safeguard the event against drones. The event's security coordinator, Prefect Ziad Khoury, plans to demonstrate his commitment to the task with a special drill in late January.
As strains emerge from criticism and legal action targeting prominent Qataris, France's defence ministry is hoping for a breakthrough in defence cooperation with the Gulf country, which has requested help from a French state armament agency to boost procurement.
In a bid to revive a bilateral relationship that has all but come to a standstill, French business representatives in Pakistan are trying to build a new business channel between both countries. Paris, so far, has not lent the initiative much support.
A European Cyber Situational Awareness Platform, to be built under a programme launched by the European Commission last month, will add another layer to the EU's hybrid warfare apparatus, which some big defence companies are already engaged in.
Jean-Yves Le Drian, former French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, was in Abu Dhabi at the same time as the French Minister of Culture Rima Abdul-Malak, and took part in an official event. It's proof that he is still playing a key role in the relationship between the two countries.