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Finmeccanica takes part in IDEF 2011
Finmeccanica – through its companies AgustaWestland, Alenia Aeronautica, Alenia Aermacchi, DRS Technologies,Oto Melara, SELEX Communications, SELEX Galileo, SELEX Sistemi Integrati, Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Thales) and Wass – will take part in IDEF (International Defense Industry Fair) 2011, to be held in Istanbul,Turkey, from 10 to 13 of May.
For Finmeccanica, Turkey is first and foremost an industrial partner rather than just a potential market. Over the years, close collaboration between Group companies and their Turkish counterparts has led to a solid industrial partnership that extends to the defense and security sectors as well as civil programmes. The activities range from helicopters for military and commercial applications to training and maritime patrol aircraft, radar (both air traffic control and air defense), communications systems, Earth Observation satellite systems, naval systems, urban trains and trams. Last November, Finmeccanica opened its new representative office in Ankara to strengthen the Group’s presence in the country and to develop its leadership in defense and security. Finmeccanica operates in Turkey also through the offices of AgustaWestland, Alenia Aeronautica, Ansaldo STS and through SELEX Komunikasyon A.S, the Turkish subsidiary of SELEX Communications, based in Ankara, with a branch office in Istanbul.