MBDA signs MoU with Romarm and Electromecanica Ploiesti

European missile manufacturer, MBDA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Romanian state-owned defence group Romarm and its subsidiary Electromecanica Ploiesti on August 24, MBDA said in a statement.

French President Emmanuel Macron, who is on a state visit to Romania, and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis witnessed the signature of the MoU which is in the framework of the Strategic Agreement between Romania and France.

According to the statement, the MoU will allow the three parties to define and present the best French proposal for state of the art tactical missile systems in response to the operational requirements of the Romanian Armed Forces for land based air defence systems.

The MoU is also expected to sustain the development of the Romanian defense industry through industrial cooperation, local production and transfer of technology, in line with the European initiative of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and in accordance with requirements set by the Supreme Council of National Defence (CSAT) of Romania.

About MBDA:

MBDA is a European developer and manufacturer of missiles. It was formed by a merger of French Aérospatiale-Matra Missiles (of EADS, now Airbus), Italian Alenia Marconi Systems (now Leonardo) and British Matra BAe Dynamics (of BAE Systems) in December 2001.

It was formed by a merger of French Aérospatiale-Matra Missiles (of EADS, now Airbus), Italian Alenia Marconi Systems (now Leonardo) and British Matra BAe Dynamics (of BAE Systems) in December 2001. In 2015 the company had 10,000 employees. In 2015, MBDA recorded orders for €5.2bn and an order book of €15.1 bn. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

In 2015 the company had 10,000 employees, and it recorded orders for €5.2bn and an order book of €15.1 bn.

MBDA systems are used by over 90 armed forces worldwide.

About ROMARM:

ROMARM is a Romanian state owned defense company and Romania’s main supplier for defense technique and services.

The company owns 15 factories and a research institute.



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