Undersecretary for Defence, the Hon. Gioacchino Alfano attended the 2017 LAAD Defense & Security in Rio de Janeiro. Italy participated with a number of highly qualified companies specialized in the defence and security sector
Undersecretary of State for Defence Gioacchino Alfano, has attended "2017 LAAD Defense & Security" on behalf of the Italian Government. He has also headed the delegation of the Ministry of Defence.
He held talks with top Brazilian officials – in the first place, Defence Minister Raul Jungmann – as well as with a number of local interlocutors to promote and support Italian products.
Italy has taken part in the exhibition with a qualified group of defence and security companies.
LAAD is the most prestigious aerospace and defence systems' fair in South America, in particular with regard to Tri-Service systems.
The event, held once every two years, this year can count on 6,000 exhibitors, 30 national pavilions and 195 official delegations from 85 countries. Italy is one of Brazil's main partners in the field of aerospace equipment components.