France, Italy Buying Nearly 700 Aster Missiles


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France and Italy are jointly purchasing nearly 700 Aster surface-to-air missiles to replenish and modernize their stocks of weapons for ground-based and naval air defense. The Jan. 30 contract was signed by European defense materiel agency OCCAR on behalf of the two nations. It supports the...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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