Today at the London defence show, DSEI, leading UK defence companies (BAE Systems, Leonardo UK, Rolls-Royce and MBDA UK), together with key Italian Industry players (Leonardo Italy, Elettronica, Avio Aero and MBDA Italy) have announced their intent to partner on the Tempest fighter programme by signing a Statement of Intent (SOI).
“We are honoured and proud to be part of this strategic collaboration. This represents a unique opportunity for us, for our Industry and for Italy to ensure its tomorrow’s industrial leadership by developing cutting-edge technologies and know-how in the strategic field of aircraft propulsion.” stated Riccardo Procacci, CEO, of Italian aerospace contractor Avio Aero.
The agreement will see the parties work together to define an innovative concept and partnership model which will include knowledge sharing, product definition and technology development for the joint development of future combat air systems.
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