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    Post  George1 on Tue May 23, 2017 3:30 am

    In 2016, Italy almost doubled its arms exports

    As Michel Cabirol writes in the article "Armement: Exportations record pour l'Italie en 2016", published in the newspaper "L'Opinion", the armament of the Earth brings profits not only to France and the traditional exporting countries like the USA, Russia or the United Kingdom. Italy recently published its report on arms exports, which shows that in 2016, the export of Italian arms increased by 85% to 14.63 billion euros from 7.88 billion euros in 2015 (2.6 billion euros in 2014) [We are talking about the amount of new contracting - bmpd]. At the same time, Italy's imports amounted to 612 million euros (82.2% of the US).

    This impressive amount of 14.63 billion euros should be valued in comparison with the average sales level in 2011-2015 (4.42 billion euros per year), 2001-2005 (1.19 billion euros) and 1991-1995 (1 , 01 billion euros). In 2016, Rome issued 2,599 export licenses, compared with 2,775 in 2015 and 1879 in 2014. In 2017, Italy should also show good results. Companies Fincantieri and Leonardo should sign with Qatar final contracts for the supply of combat ships for the Navy of this country to the amount of 3.5 billion euros. The Middle East has become the "Eldorado" for Italian sales.

    In 2016, Rome signed a contract for the supply of 28 Typhoon fighters (produced by the consortium Eurofighter: Airbus, BAE Systems and Leonardo) to Kuwait for a total of 7.3 billion euros. These planes will be assembled in Italy. Without this contract, the growth of Italian exports last year would have been only 7% compared to 2015.

    Like most other arms dealers, more than half of the Italian contracts fell to the Middle East (58.82%), then to the EU and NATO countries (34.27%), and the smallest part fell to North America (2.61%). In the Middle East, Kuwait (7.706 billion euros), Saudi Arabia (427.5 million euros) and Qatar (341 million euros) have become one of the top 10 buyers of Italian arms. Kuwait is followed by Great Britain (2.3 billion euros), Germany (1.07 billion euros), France (574.5 million euros) and Spain (443.9 million euros).

    The Leonardo concern won the most from the growth of Italian military exports. This company received new contracts worth 11.56 billion euros or 79.3% of all Italian arms exports in 2016. The second place belongs to the manufacturer of aircraft engines, GE Avio (985 million euros, 6.76% of the volume of contracts).

    They are followed by the Italian branch of the German concern Rheinmetall - RWM Italia (489.5 million euros), MBDA Italia (314.94 million euros) and Iveco Defense Vehicles (189 million euros). Sales of Rheinmetall with the help of Italy amounted to 910 million euros. Thames Alenia Space Italia, whose military exports totaled 28.4 million euros, was ranked 13th.


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    As can be easily seen, the phenomenal growth of the contracting of Italian military exports in 2016 secured a contract for the supply of 28 Eurofighter Typhoon fighters from the Italian production line to Kuwait, yielding exactly half of the total volume - EUR 7.3 billion out of EUR 14.63 billion. The bulk of contracts for supplies to the UK, Germany and Spain (total 3.8 billion euros) is also associated with subcontracting the joint production of Eurofighter Typhoon fighters.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2624181.html


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    Re: European Defence Industries: News

    Post  George1 on Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:09 am

    The first flight of the Gripen E fighter

    According to the Swedish group Saab AB, on June 15, 2017, the first flight of the first prototype JAS-39E Gripen (Gripen E, board number 39-08) took place at the aerodrome of its main aircraft building in Linkoping, Sweden, the first "new generation" Gripen NG.




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    Re: European Defence Industries: News

    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:42 am

    Deliveries of L-410 aircraft to Russia revived the Czech company Aircraft Industries

    According to the ATO.ru website, the Czech aircraft manufacturer Aircraft Industries (owned by the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company, UMMC) overcomes the loss in 2016, receiving 46.7 million kroons (125 million rubles) in net profit. According to the Czech edition of Zlin.cz (published in Zlín Region, where the Aircraft Industries plant is located), the company's finances have improved thanks to the supply of L-410 turboprops (it concerns the modification of the L-410UVP-E20) to its most important sales market - to Russia.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2796282.html


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