P-72s at Sigonella

Riccardo Niccoli reports on the progress of Italy’s new maritime patrol aircraft, the Leonardo-Finmeccanica P-72A


P-72A MM.62298/41-03 just after its delivery to 41° Stormo. The first two aircraft, 41-01 and 41-02, remain at Leonardo’s Turin plant undergoing work to full operational capability configuration.
Troupe Azzurra/Aeronautica Militare

Sigonella Air Base, an Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) facility near Catania, Sicily, is located in a strategic position at the heart of the Mediterranean. Since 1959, this airfield has been the home not only to antisubmarine aircraft of the Aeronautica Militare, but also, thanks to NATO agreements, to US Navy units performing similar tasks.

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