GEC to add to Italy deal

GEC to add to Italy deal
Roy Rubenstein GEC’s recently announced Anglo-Italian defence joint venture may eventually involve further international partners. The head of Finmeccanica, the Italian state-controlled industrial group whose Alenia Difesa subsidiary is part of a ?1bn radar and electronic warfare partnership with GEC-Marconi, has revealed that further defence partners were a possibility. He also mentioned talks the Italian firm has had with Thomson CSF of France and Daimler-Benz’s Dasa group in Germany. GEC-Marconi does not rule out the possibility of extending the partnership, but seems to be in no particluar hurry to act.


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