Leonardo C-27J Spartan

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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

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

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

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What transport aircraft does the Italian Air Force operate?

The Italian Air Force flies several types of mobility and transport aircraft. Joe Campion breaks down the fleet 

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

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First flight for C-27J Spartan in Slovenian colours

The first and only C-27J Spartan tactical transport currently on order for the Slovenian Air Force was spotted in its operational colours for the first time as it carried out a test flight from Leonardo’s production and flight test facility at Turin-Caselle Airport in northern Italy on January 12

Slovenia to purchase a C-27J from Italy

A Government to Government (G2G) agreement was signed on November 17 between Slovenia and Italy which will see Slovenia procure a Leonardo Company C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft from Italy

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Turkmenistan receives first C-27J Spartan

The Turkmenistan Air Force has received the first of an undisclosed number of Leonardo C-27J Spartan Next Generation (NG) tactical transports, following its arrival in-country on June 6