The Federal government could be sued because of the restrictions on arms exports to Saudi Arabia. The aerospace group Airbus wants to force legally, the government approved the export of helicopters and border security system to Saudi Arabia, although there is currently a ban on the export of products, which are considered to be military equipment. The restrictions on exports not be “just bad for business for us, but also for an Airbus shareholder, such as the Federal government is not comprehensible,” said Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, of the mirror. Therefore, Airbus will retain all the legal options. Germany, France and Spain hold the shares of the Corporation, with headquarters in Toulouse, France.
The helicopter had ordered the government in Riyadh at the Airbus plant in donauwörth. They are determined according to the report, for the Monitoring of the pilgrims ‘ movements in Mecca. The monitoring system is therefore part of a border security package. The volume of orders for the Expansion on the border of the Yemen, is several billion dollars.
Since Saudi Arabia is attributed to the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in the autumn of 2018, the Federal government denied the Export of military equipment to the Kingdom. Pressure from France and the UK, has now been allowed in the case of European armaments projects such as the Eurofighter, that individual parts run at the final Assembly, the finished products must not be delivered to Saudi Arabia.
Airbus led to the restrictions that the announced value adjustments for the first quarter.