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Italian MoD contracts Piaggio to support P-180 fleets

Piaggio Aerospace has been contracted by the Italian Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide maintenance support for P-180s employed across the nation’s armed forces.

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Battle of Britain at 80: Italian Misadventure

The Italian FIAT CR.42 biplane made brief combat appearances...

Leonardo M-345 gains Italian certification

Italy’s Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA, the Italian Ministry of Defence’s certification authority) has issued initial certification for Leonardo’s M-345 advanced jet training aircraft.

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'Red Devils' at Ghedi

An all-weather-capable fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, the two-seat Tornado was introduced by the Italian Air Force in the early 1980s. Today, the survivors have been upgraded and fly with a single wing – the 6° Stormo at Ghedi – as Mauro Zanotti explains.

Piaggio Aerospace to support Italian ICH-47F engines

Piaggio Aerospace has announced that it's been contracted by the Ministero della Difesa (Italian Ministry of Defence) to provide technical-logistic engine support for the Esercito Italiano's (Italian Army) ICH-47F Chinook fleet. 

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Operation Northern Lightning

In a first among Joi nt Strike Fighter partner nations, Italy deployed its F-35As to Iceland in October in support of NATO’s Icelandic air policing mission.

First T-345A for Italian Air Force

THE FIRST M-345 for the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) made its maiden flight from Venegono, home of the Leonardo Aircraft factory, on August 13.

First Typhoon for 51° Stormo

AMONG THE static display items at Istrana on September 13 was Aeronautica Militare F-2000A MM7316 ‘51-01’ – the first in the markings of the resident 51° Stormo.

Italian AMX hits 30

THE AERONAUTICA Militare (Italian Air Force) celebrated two important milestones – 30 years of the AMX A-11 in Italian service and the 80th anniversary of the 51° Stormo – during an event at Istrana air base in the northeast of the country on September 13.

Italy's Guardia di Finanza orders more ATR 72MPs

Italy's Guardia di Finanza has ordered a further three ATR 72MP maritime patrol aircraft for dedicated surveillance duties.