Undersecretary Gioacchino Alfano at the Singapore Air Show 2016

(To drafting)
17/02/16

The Undersecretary of State for Defense, the Hon. dr. Gioacchino Alfano, accompanied by a delegation from the General Secretariat of Defense, headed by the SGD / DNA gen. sa Carlo Magrassi, he represented Italy at the Singapore Air Show 2016.

Upon arrival at Singapore's "Changi" international airport, the undersecretary and the delegation were welcomed by Ambassador Paolo Crudele and by the Defense employee, Eugenio Zumpano.

On February 16 the Italian delegation attended the inauguration of the event with the traditional ceremony of the "Ribbon Cutting", in the presence of the deputy prime minister and national safety coordinator mr. Teo Chee Hean, of the Minister of Defense dott. Ng Eng Hen and the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport mr. Khaw Boon Wan.

Following the tour of the exhibition began. Upon arrival at the institutional stand, the undersecretary Alfano was received by the president of AIAD Guido Crosetto, by dr. Carlo Festucci and the operational director Ing. Domitilla Benigni. He then went to the Italian stands where he met the top management of Alenia Aermacchi, Agusta Westland, Breton Spa, DRS, Electronics, Finmeccanica, MBDA, Secondo Mona Spa and Umbria Aerospace System Srl.

At the end of the day the undersecretary declared himself "...particularly satisfied with these days in Singapore when I had the opportunity to meet colleagues of other nationalities and political and institutional authorities of this beautiful and fascinating land, in strong commercial expansion. A commitment, this of the Air Show 2016 - continued the representative of the Italian Government - to which our country has decided to be present in order to continue to deal with other countries both from a political point of view and from a more strictly military and industrial. A showcase - concluded the undersecretary - which Italy could not, should not have and rightly did not want to refrain from showing the excellence of its industrial sector of the Defense sector, much appreciated also abroad and of which we are proudly proud. "