Italian gun-maker Beretta is eyeing a new technology transfer deal with Argentina after concluding a similar deal with Qatar, claiming handing over technology to allow international customers to build their own guns is the future.
The firm is looking at transferring technology to Argentinian state manufacturer Fabricaciones Militares for the production of handguns and assault rifles, said Carlo Ferlito, vice president of Beretta Defense Technologies.
“This will happen increasingly — it is key to penetrating markets,” he said. “All customers want control of supply.”
Beretta is now looking at future deals to transfer technology to international clients in Africa and Asia, he said.