Italy Promises Solo Backing for 'Vulcano' Artillery Prototype as Partners Bail

The commander of the Italian Army's field artillery branch, Major General Paolo Ruggiero, has confirmed that Italy intends to proceed alone with its long-running Vulcano extended-range projectile programme, despite Spain's withdrawal from the programme for budgetary reasons. Speaking at the Defence IQ Future Artillery 2011 Conference held in London in March, the general told Jane's that there "is money in the budget" for production of the unguided ballistic extended-range (BER) version of...
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