Finmeccanica new CEO inks helicopter, rail deals with China

MILAN, June 11 Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:09am EDT

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MILAN, June 11 (Reuters) - Italian state controlled defence group Finmeccanica said on Wednesday it had signed two agreements with China for possible deals in the helicopters and rail signalling sectors.

The first agreement could lead to the supply of 50 helicopters manufactured by its AgustaWestland unit to China in the next five years, it said in a statement.

The second deal concerns a memorandum of understanding between Finmeccanica unit Ansaldo STS for the supply of rail signalling systems to United Mechanical and Electrical .

The deals were signed in Beijing by Finmeccanica's new Chief Executive Mauro Moretti at the presence of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Chinese premier Li Keqiang. (Reporting by Danilo Masoni)

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