Industrial collaboration: framework agreement signed between MBDA and Agenzia Industrie Difesa


The general manager of the Defense Industries Agency, Nicola Latorre, and the managing director of MBDA Italy, Lorenzo Mariani, in the framework of the collaboration started in 2020 between AID and MBDA, today signed an agreement aimed at developing a new department for the integration of piric parts of the CAMM-ER missile and for the mid-life modernization of the missile Storm Shadow. In fact, at the Military Plant of Noceto di Parma, work will be carried out on the weapon systems commissioned by MBDA Italy, guaranteeing the European consortium the ownership of the Design and Manufacturing Authority.

The agreement signed at the Directorate General of the Defense Industries Agency will include, among other things, infrastructural interventions at the Noceto plant in 2023, aimed at realizing the planned productions, allowing them to be tested by 2024.

The general manager of AID Latorre focused on the importance of cooperation “The results already made possible by the implementation of previous important international programs at the Noceto production unit allow us to further develop the high quality level of our production lines. The consolidation of the collaboration with MBDA Italy, a leading company in the sector, is a source of pride and allows AID to increase collaborations with the main stakeholders operating in the Defense sector, thus confirming the strategic perspective of the Agency ".

The CEO of MBDA Italy Lorenzo Mariani, commenting on the agreement, said: “Today's signing demonstrates once again the great spirit of collaboration that MBDA shares with the Italian client and with the Italian defense institutions and confirms the great synergy with the Industrie Difesa Agency. This is a first significant step to start a wider collaboration with the Agency, to guarantee national sovereignty over activities of strategic importance. The Noceto site will be complementary to that of Aulla, where MBDA has been carrying out piric work on its systems for some time now ".