Safran, Dassault Protest Italy Blocking Collins Unit Takeover


Italy has expressed national security concerns about Microtecnica, a supplier to the Eurofighter program, being sold to Safran.

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PARIS—Safran is considering legal action against the Italian government's opposition to its acquisition of a Collins Aerospace subsidiary. Meanwhile, the CEO of Dassault Aviation has criticized Rome's approach to the transaction, describing the move as fearful and U.S.-dependent. French aerospace...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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