Kuwaiti-French defense relations have dramatically deteriorated due to the controversial sales of Airbus Caracal H225M helicopters and civilian airliners to Kuwait.
These issues, which include allegations of corruption and bribery, reached a critical point when Kuwait suspended the acceptance of Caracal helicopters by the Kuwaiti Military Forces in December 2022.
The Kuwaiti Parliament’s corruption probes into the Airbus sales continued in 2023, putting the Kuwaiti-French defense relations to the test.
Tactical Report highlights these matters, including:
- Kuwait’s demand for resolution
- Implications for defense companies
- Efforts to repair Kuwaiti-French relations
- Prospects for mending ties