Italian firearms manufacturer Beretta will partner with Romania's Plopeni Mechanical Plant (Societatea Uzina Mecanica Plopeni), a subsidiary of the state defence association Romarm, to produce assault rifles in Romania.
The news was revealed by Romania's economy minister Niculae Badalau on 21 March. According to Badalau, two types of assault weapons, one of which is the ARX160, would be produced locally for the Romanian military as well as for the export. A joint venture will be created, in which Romanian side will own 80%, to deliver the programme.
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