Nabil Barakat, Thales' adversary, well-connected in French defence circles
Engaged in a fierce battle against Thales, particularly its international [...]
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.
State-owned defence companies that have been set up at the behest of the Emir of Qatar Tamim Al Thani and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) are competing to attract European business chiefs. [...]