The famous Italian Air Force training base at Decimomannu, Sardinia, is home to its Air Gunnery Standardization and Experimental Unit. In February, six brand-new F-35As from the 13° Gruppo, 32° Stormo deployed from Amendola to engage in a mandated training cycle as a final step towards full operating capability.

THE ITALIAN AIR Force (Aeronautica Militare, AM) has taken a rather more pro-active stance in recent months towards publicizing its activities with its new F-35As. It’s pushing out a clear message regarding what is a very high-level project with a signficant industrial footprint thanks to Italy’s _ nal assembly and check-out (FACO) facility at Cameri.

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