MBDA Italia and Rheinmetall Italia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the possibilities of collaboration in the area of air defense, which will include both the study of the most futuristic technologies and the opportunities offered by national and European defense funds.
Over the course of two years, the two companies will study ways of collaborating with the ultimate goal of developing common business opportunities, in Italy and on the international market. To this end, MBDA Italia and Rheinmetall Italia will create working groups across the two companies, which will aim to identify possibilities for joint technological development and business opportunities.
MBDA Italia is part of MBDA, the only European defense group able to design and produce missiles and missile systems that correspond to the full range of current and future operational needs of the three armed forces (land, sea and air).
Rheinmetall Italia is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of radar and air defense technology. Rheinmetall is a Centre of Excellence in this high-tech sector; the company has over fifty years of experience in the design, development and production of aerial surveillance and tracking radars. Production focuses on short- and very short-range air defense systems.