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Germany Prefers the U.S. F-35A Production Line to Italian One
Air Bilateral Relations

Germany Prefers the U.S. F-35A Production Line to Italian One

Germany has announced that the F-35A Lightning II jets it will acquire will be manufactured at the U.S. production line, not from the Italian production line.

Fincantieri Acquires Leonardo’s Underwater Subsidiary
Investment

Fincantieri Acquires Leonardo’s Underwater Subsidiary

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri will acquire Leonardo’s subsidiary, WASS, which is responsible for underwater systems development.

Photos of Brazil's Centauro II Leaks to Media
Land

Photos of Brazil's Centauro II Leaks to Media

The Brazilian Army’s Centauro II panzer cannon, of which 98 units were ordered from Italy, was widely circulated on social media.

UK Reveals that Italy Provides Ukraine Storm Shadows
Weapon / Missile

UK Reveals that Italy Provides Ukraine Storm Shadows

British Defence Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed that Italy had provided Ukraine with long-range Storm Shadow cruise missiles.

Italy and France to Strengthen Defence Cooperation
Bilateral Relations

Italy and France to Strengthen Defence Cooperation

France and Italy signed a letter of intent to add more to their existing cooperation in the defence sector.

Leonardo Confirms the M-346 Contract for Nigeria
Air

Leonardo Confirms the M-346 Contract for Nigeria

Leonardo announced it had secured a deal to supply the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) with its M-346 fighter and trainer aircraft.

Italian Air Force Stops A-11 Ghibli Operations
Air

Italian Air Force Stops A-11 Ghibli Operations

The Italian Air Force has officially stopped the operational use of AMX attack jets with the ceremony held at Istrana Air Base, northern Italy.

Italy Procures Three Unmanned Submarines from IAI
Navy / Maritime Unmanned Systems

Italy Procures Three Unmanned Submarines from IAI

Italian Navy plans to acquire three unmanned submarines, known as the BlueWhale, from Israeli company Israel Aerospace Industry [IAI]

Fincantieri Signs Contract with Indonesia for Two PPAs
Navy / Maritime

Fincantieri Signs Contract with Indonesia for Two PPAs

Fincantieri has announced that it has signed a €1.18 billion contract with Indonesia to supply two Pattugliatore Polivalente d’ Altura (PPA) vessels.

Italy Acquires Additional 28 AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II+
Weapon / Missile

Italy Acquires Additional 28 AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II+

U.S. DSCA stated that Italy acquires an additional 28 AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II+ Missiles and pays $90.6 million through the FMS channel.

Leonardo Promotes AW-249 at DIMDEX
Air Expo and Air Show

Leonardo Promotes AW-249 at DIMDEX

Italian Leonardo presented its new attack helicopter AW-249 at DIMDEX Qatar.

U.S. Approves Arms Sale to Italy
Weapon / Missile

U.S. Approves Arms Sale to Italy

The State Department has approved sales to Italy for an estimated cost of $219.3 million.

Italy to Localise Its Future Leopard 2A8 MBTs
Land Investment

Italy to Localise Its Future Leopard 2A8 MBTs

Leonardo will integrate Italian-made components into the German Leopard 2A8 main battle tanks that Italy will acquire.

Italian Navy Announces UAV Plans for Ships
Navy / Maritime Unmanned Systems

Italian Navy Announces UAV Plans for Ships

The Italian Navy has announced a roadmap for integrating various UAVs on its surface combatants, divided into three phases.