Where do you get these stuff from?! Who's the source? Is Italy-BD relation some kinda "Sala-Dulavai" type? No one gives discount in defense deal, specially if the stuff is brand new. A basic weapon package is included in the deal. Even if you don't buy it now you will do it later anyway which makes cost same. @Destranator @Avicenna @Arthur doesn't it sound like complete BS to you?As Leonardo aka Italy is working as the prime contractor organization with baf they offered a discounted price for eft coupled with frigates for the navy. And if baf decides to buy eft the package they will choose will have a limited number of weapons to reduce the cost. Rather they will focus on maintenance.
Same for attack helicopter procurement if baf decides to go for Apache.