MBDA signs MoU with Romanian industry
MBDA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Romarm and its subsidiary Electromecanica Ploiesti concerning tactical missiles for the Romanian armed forces.
During the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Romania on 24th August, and in the framework of the strategic agreement between Romania and France, MBDA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Romanian state-owned defence group Romarm and its subsidiary Electromecanica Ploieşti.
The MoU will allow the three parties to define and present the best French proposal for state-of-the-art tactical missile systems in response to the operational requirements of the Romanian Armed Forces for land-based air defence systems.
MBDA says the agreement will sustain the development of the Romanian defence industry through industrial co-operation, local production and transfer of technology, in line with the European initiative of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). It is also seen as reinforcing the European industrial pillar of NATO.
Romarm is Romania’s leading defence group in terms of weapons and ammunition manufacture, and armoured vehicles. The core business of Electromecanica Ploieşti is the production and maintenance of missiles and rocket systems.