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Not least, the bosses of two of France's leading defence companies, Thales and Dassault Aviation.
Saudi Arabia is set to spend billions of dollars updating its military hardware, from fighter jets to security equipment.
The oil-rich Middle East kingdom has traditionally sourced its arms from suppliers in the US and Britain.
The massive al-Yamamah arms deals between BAE Systems' predecessor British Aerospace and Saudi government in the 1980s was the biggest of its kind in British history.
But, as the political ties between Paris and Riyadh grow warmer, French defence companies believe they are close to muscling in on the action.
Originally posted by waynos
The Typhoon order seems secure but you can never be 100% certain.