MBDA and Agenzia Industrie Difesa sign framework agreement

MBDA and Agenzia Industrie Difesa (AID) have signed an agreement to develop a new facility for the integration of energetic missile parts.

The agreement was signed by Lorenzo Mariani, Managing Director of MBDA Italia, and Nicola Latorre, General Manager of AID, and continues the collaboration framework launched in 2020 between AID and MBDA.

Work will be performed on weapon systems, including the CAMM-ER missile and the mid-life modernization of the Storm Shadow missile, at the Military Plant of Noceto di Parma in Italy. The agreement includes development of the infrastructure at the Noceto plant during 2023, in order to begin production in Noceto the following year.

Mariani said: “Today’s signing once again demonstrates the great spirit of collaboration that MBDA shares with the Italian customer and Italian defence institutions, and confirms our great synergy with AID. This is a first significant step to start a wider collaboration with AID to ensure national sovereignty over activities of strategic importance. The Noceto site will be complementary to the existing Aulla site, where MBDA has been carrying out energetic work for many years”.

Latorre said: “The results already made possible by the implementation of previous important international programmes at the Noceto production unit allow us to further develop the high level of quality of our production lines. The consolidation of the collaboration with MBDA Italia, a leading company in the sector, is a source of pride and allows AID to increase collaborations with the main stakeholders operating in the defence sector, thus confirming the strategic perspective of the Agency”.