Finmeccanica S.p.A., an Italian conglomerate company, is currently in talks to purchase the U.S. defense contractor DRS Technologies.
A supplier of defense electronic products and systems was offered a 3.5-billion-euros ($5.41 billion) bid from Finmeccanica.
Both companies had a meeting on Saturday to discuss the bid, but no definite result or conclusive decision was disclosed.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a briefing in Beijing that the question about the shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria had not been resolved yet. However, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that S-300 missile systems had been delivered to Syria last month
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems