EDGE takes up baton of Mohammed bin Zayed's defence ambitions
Abu Dhabi is hoping that EDGE Group will help the UAE establish itself as a defence industry powerhouse. However the fledgling group has some way to go. [...]
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.
According to our sources, French defence conglomerate Thales has sacked several key executives in the United Arab Emirates and other parts of the Gulf due to their alleged association with Nabil Barakat, a former agent who had sued the company. [...]
The French interior ministry recently issued a revised tender for data mining software to enhance the national judicial interceptions platform, the PNIJ. Some 30,000 gendarmes eagerly awaiting a new system are going to have to bide their time. [...]