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Italian participation to Indo Pacific 2023

The 2023 edition of Indo-Pacific, a major naval defence and maritime industry exhibition with a strong Australian federal and state presence, took place in Sydney between 7-9 November 2023.

Alongside the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Japan, Italy was the only country from the European Union to have its own stand, curated by ICE-Agenzia Sydney and featuring some of the best companies in the industry, including Fincantieri.

“Certainly the Indo-Pacific is a unique opportunity for our companies, as well as a chance for the re-launch of cooperation at a bilateral level,” said Ambassador Crudele, who was present at the opening of the national pavilion.

Two high-level military delegations were present in Sydney, one from the General Secretariat of Defence/National Armaments Directorate and one from the Navy, with a busy schedule of bilateral meetings with representatives of the Australian Armed Forces and other key nations in the Indo-Pacific region. The Segredifesa delegation also met with representatives of the Australian Capability and Acquisition Group to explore new opportunities for cooperation in defence programmes.

As a country increasingly concerned with regional threats and the security of its borders, Australia invests around €30 billion a year in defence, a large proportion of which is spent on the acquisition of maritime assets.