Italy will review its military needs, an announcement that will put the spotlight on its order for F-35 jets.
Italy last announced major defence cuts two years ago in response to the euro zone debt crisis, including a 30-percent reduction in orders of F-35.
The government is now committed to buy 90 F-35.
Finmeccanica is one of the subcontractors on the project and Alenia unit will assemble the planes purchased by Italy, the Netherlands and Norway. reuters