Alenia Begins Contract Talks With Israel
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- A leading Italian defense company has launched contract
talks for a $1 billion military jet trainer project with Israel.
In late February, Italy's Alenia Aermacchi held its first contract talks
with Israel in wake of the company's selection to supply the M-346 jet
trainer to the Israel Air Force. Industry sources said the Alenia delegation
met the air force as well as the Defense Ministry in a discussion that
focused on offsets, loan guarantees and training for the $1 billion project.