When it comes to military expenditure, Italy can hold its head high
• Oto Melara, which manufactures arms systems for use on land and at sea (including Centuaro, the armoured vehicle, with the fire-power of a tank, and Vulcani canons with guided ammunition sold to more than 55 navies in the world);
• Wass, the global leader in silo-manufacturing (including the long-range Black Shark);
• Mbda, the global leader in missile-manufacture (including the anti-ship Marte and the air-to-air Meteor); and
• Alenia Aermacchi that, in addition to manufacturing warships (such as the M-346 fighter plane for training supplied in advance to Israel), manages Faco di Cameri, the plant chosen by the Pentagon to centralize the F-35 fighter planes that are now lined up in Europe.
Il Manifesto (Italy)