The Italian firearms manufacturer Beretta has expressed readiness to take part in potential joint projects with Serbian arms producers, the Serbian Ministry of Defence reported yesterday.
The three-member delegation of Beretta, with the company’s CEO Carlo Ferlito at its helm, met with the Ministry of Defence’s State Secretary, Nenad Neric to discuss the business and technical cooperation in production of firearms. Beretta is especially interested in cooperating with Zastava Oruzje from Kragujevac, and Prvi Partizan from Uzice – the Ministry has reported on its website.
In 2016, the Serbian firearms and military equipment producers were issued with the permits to produce 800 million USD worth of products – the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications has confirmed.
The state-run arms manufacturers like Jugoimport-SDPR, Prvi Partizan, Zastava Oruzje, and Prva Petoletka top the list of the biggest weapons producers and exporters in Serbia, closely followed by domestic companies like Partizan TECH d.o.o., Tehnoremont D.O.O, Uni Global D.O.O, Krupnik D.O.O, Eling A.D., and DLS Specijalni sistemi D.O.O.
Serbia exports firearms and other weapons mostly to the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
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