Pubblicato in: Armamenti, Cina

Cina. Acquista una società italiana di droni militari, e trasferisce tutto in Cina.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-11-18.

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«Two Chinese state firms took control of an Italian military drone maker more than three years ago via an offshore company — without the knowledge of authorities in Italy and Europe»

«The offshore company, Mars (HK) Information Technology, started the process of transferring Alpi’s technical and intellectual property to a new production site in China»

«Mars had in July 2018 bought a 75% stake in Italian drone maker Alpi Aviation for 4 million euros, or $4.6 million»

«Italian authorities are investigating the 2018 deal, including whether Alpi should have notified the Italian government of the stake sale, as well as whether Alpi had transferred technology and started production in China»

«Mars was registered in Hong Kong just two months before the Alpi deal»

«police traced Mars’ ownership of Alpi to China Railway Rolling Stock Corp or CRRC — a large Chinese state-owned rail company — and an investment group controlled by the Wuxi municipal government»

«Wuxi is a city near Shanghai»

«the investment group as China Corporate United Investment Holding»

«Alpi had supplied drones used by the Italian Air Force in Afghanistan»

«the Italian drone maker denied it had broken laws on transferring strategic information and technology out of Italy»

«The Italian government has the right to veto takeovers by non-EU buyers in industries deemed strategic»

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I vecchi sospetti Usa sull’azienda friulana accusata di violazione dell’embargo all’Iran

«Nei giorni scorsi la Guardia di finanza di Pordenone ha perquisito la Alpi Aviation srl, azienda di San Quirino, operante nel campo della componentistica per aerei, elicotteri e droni, fornitrice ufficiale delle Forze armate italiane e di Leonardo. L’azienda friulana, che però dal 2018 risulta per il 75 percento di proprietà di un gruppo di Hong Kong che ha investito oltre 2 milioni di euro, è sospettata di aver violato l’embargo con l’Iran. ….

Nel 2009 il dipartimento di Stato americano invitava l’ambasciata statunitense a Roma a chiedere alle Dogane italiane di verificare una segnalazione dell’intelligence arrivata dal Giappone secondo cui Alpi Aviation farebbe da intermediaria – non è escluso lo facesse involontariamente – tra la giapponese Tonegawa-Seiko e l’iraniana Farazeh Equipment Distributor Company nel traffico di aerei teleguidati ….

Mars (HK) information technology co. limited è stata registrata il 20 febbraio 2018 a Hong Kong appena cinque mesi prima di acquisire, il 17 luglio 2018, il 75% delle quote di capitale della Alpi Aviation. Regista dell’operazione è stato Denton, tra gli studi legali più importanti al mondo, che ha annunciato “il 5 marzo 2019 di assistere con il suo team di Shangai la China corporate united investment asset management co. limited nella creazione di un fondo legato a Wuxi»

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La realtà è spesso più farsesca che drammatica.

Se i droni militari della Alpi sono stati usati dagli italiani in Afghanistan dovevano essere di sicuro interesse militare.

Il fatto che i cinesi abbiano potuto comprare la Alpi e trasferirne know-how e produzione in Cina potrebbe sembrare essere un assurdo ma in Italia accadono simili cose e, spesso, ben di peggio.

Infatti l’Italia era stata avvisata dal 2009. Qualcuno di importante è un traditore.

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China took control of an Italian military drone maker without authorities knowing it, report says.

– Two Chinese state firms took control of an Italian military drone maker in 2018 via an offshore company — without the knowledge of authorities in Italy and Europe, the Wall Street Journal reported.

– Italian police traced the purchase of 75% stake in Alpi Aviation to China Railway Rolling Stock Corp — a state-owned rail company — and an investment group controlled by the Wuxi municipal government, the report said.

– Italian authorities are investigating whether Alpi should have notified the Italian government of the stake sale, as well as whether Alpi had transferred technology and started production in China, according to the report.

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Two Chinese state firms took control of an Italian military drone maker more than three years ago via an offshore company — without the knowledge of authorities in Italy and Europe, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.  

The offshore company, Mars (HK) Information Technology, started the process of transferring Alpi’s technical and intellectual property to a new production site in China, the report said.

Mars had in July 2018 bought a 75% stake in Italian drone maker Alpi Aviation for 4 million euros, or $4.6 million, the Journal reported. Mars also invested another 1.5 million euros in Alpi — an amount Italian police said was a significant overpayment, according to the report.

Italian authorities are investigating the 2018 deal, including whether Alpi should have notified the Italian government of the stake sale, as well as whether Alpi had transferred technology and started production in China, according to the report.

Police concluded that Mars was a shell company linked to two Chinese state-controlled firms, the Journal said.

Mars was registered in Hong Kong just two months before the Alpi deal, according to the report. It added that police traced Mars’ ownership of Alpi to China Railway Rolling Stock Corp or CRRC — a large Chinese state-owned rail company — and an investment group controlled by the Wuxi municipal government.

Wuxi is a city near Shanghai. A Reuters report in September identified the investment group as China Corporate United Investment Holding.

Alpi had supplied drones used by the Italian Air Force in Afghanistan, the report said.

As of publication, Alpi and CRRC did not respond to CNBC’s request for comment on the report. Mars and the Wuxi investment group could not be reached for comment.

The Journal, quoting a statement from Alpi, said the Italian drone maker denied it had broken laws on transferring strategic information and technology out of Italy. The company also said its stake sale was transparent and made at real value.

European companies are generally required to report relevant foreign takeovers to authorities, such as when the deals involve security, according to the Journal’s report.

The Italian government has the right to veto takeovers by non-EU buyers in industries deemed strategic such as defense and communications, the report said.

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