Italy has signed up for the MBDA-led Meteor air-to-air missile programme, leaving only Germany and Spain to commit to the project. Italy joins France, Sweden and the UK in agreeing to the programme. Spain is understood to be close to finalising its national approval process and will join shortly. If Germany completes its national process in time, it is expected that a Meteor-development contract will be signed by the end of this year.

Source: Flight International