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First US Army C-27J begins upgrade in Italy

The first of seven US Army-operated C-27J Spartan tactical transports to undergo the C-27J 1.2+ avionics update departed Pope Army Airfield in North Carolina on February 19.

Slovenia welcomes first C-27J Spartan

The Slovenian Air Force and Air Defence welcomed its first C-27J Spartan to Cerklje ob Krki Air Base in southern Slovenia following its delivery from Leonardo’s facility at Turin-Caselle Airport in northern Italy on December 19

US Coast Guard flies first missionized HC-27J Spartan

The US Coast Guard (USCG) conducted the initial flight of its first missionized HC-27J Spartan at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland on September 6

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How the Eurofighter Typhoon’s electronic warfare system provides protection

In a Key Publishing special magazine on the Typhoon and Tempest, Mark Ayton spoke with Leonardo’s Fiona Clark about the Typhoon’s electronic warfare systems

Slovenia to buy another C-27J, new helicopters and IRIS-T air defence systems

In a bid to properly address emerging security challenges in the region, the Slovenian government has amended its current defence plan, giving a green light for the acquisition of a second Leonardo C-27J Spartan tactical transport, six new multi-purpose helicopters and German-made IRIS-T medium-range air defence systems

PAS 23: Leonardo, Nexter to develop new 20mm gun pod for M-346FA

During the Paris Air Show, Leonardo and Nexter (a subsidiary of KNDS) announced the launch of a joint development programme that aims to introduce a new 20mm gun pod on the M-346FA (Fighter Attack) – the armed variant of the former’s M-346 Master advanced jet trainer family

Greece welcomes first two M-346 Masters to Kalamata

Greece formally welcomed the first two of ten Leonardo M-346 Master advanced jet trainers, which it is acquiring in partnership with the Israeli government, during a ceremony held at the new Elbit Systems-run International Flight Training Centre at Kalamata Air Base on May 17

Leonardo secures Azerbaijan as latest C-27J Spartan customer

Azerbaijan has become the latest nation to join the global family of C-27J Spartan operators, after Leonardo revealed on June 8 that a contract for the delivery of an unspecified number of examples of the tactical transport had been inked in Italy

Malaysia pushes forward with ATR 72 MPA acquisition

The Malaysian MOD formally inked a contract with Leonardo for the acquisition of two ATR 72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft platforms during a ceremony that took place during the biennially-held Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition in Malaysia on May 25

Leonardo to upgrade avionics of US SOCOM, Coast Guard C-27Js

Leonardo Societa per Azioni has been awarded a $91.9m contract by the US DOD to design, modify, integrate and install the 1.2+ avionics update package on the C-27J Spartan fleets operated by US Special Operations Command and the US Coast Guard