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Italian Neo-Nazi Groups Discovered with Air-to-Air Missile

On July 12, Italian police seized a Matra Super 530F air-to-air missile in raids on neo-Nazi groups linked to the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine. According to markings on the missile canister, France originally exported the weapon to Qatar in 1980. The extremist organization had reportedly intended to illicitly sell the missile for 470,000 euros....

Italy joins Aster 30 Development Program

Looking to modernize its air and ballistic missile defense force, Italy has joined France in backing Eurosam’s development of the Aster 30 Block 1 NT (B1NT) missile for the SAMP/T air defense system currently fielded by both nations. The B1NT is an extended range variant that increases the interceptor’s anti-ballistic missile capabilities, allowing it to...