Thank you. For some reason it was looking like a BAR on a similar tripod. LOL, I don't trust my eyes very much.Yes, I believe that is a Breda M37. The tripod mount is a definitive clue. The M37 was considered a very good MG, the tray feed seen as the only real drawback.
The CIA files also mentioned a lack of submarine sales from the Melara Club's sub surface branch.Programs that I was overseeing like Agusta were forced to abandon their forging suppliers in the US in order to give the work to contractors in Israel like Carmel in Nazareth, which turned out defective product to which Agusta argued blame. Progress payment awards were also made in Israeli contractors without any progress being made on them, whistleblowers were sent back to the states. Much more money was provided under the radar in this manner, contract awards were (are) very politicized / ,,, on the other hand destroyer vessels sold to IRAQ and paid for were interned at la spezia docks unable to return with IRAQI crews on board, 1991 circa.
I think Leonardo was recently hit by the latest embargo with Iran. It ruined some ship exports IIRC.