Italian Police raid drone manufacturer over secret Chinese ownership

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TLDR: Alpi Aviation, manufacturer of the Strix, which is used by Italian SF, was bought for an inflated price in 2018, by a Hong Kong based front company for two Chinese state owned corporations, and didn't inform the Italian government, violating its 'Golden Power' law about foreign ownership of defence companies. It's also alleged to have illegally exported one drone to a Shanghai trade show by describing it as a "model aircraft" on the export paperwork.
 

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A few more details in the Flight coverage (TLDR: 3 Italians and 3 Chinese nationals charged, and the UAV shipped to China for 'a trade show' was there for a year)
 

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