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As interest grows in ASW platforms, Leonardo showcases C-27J MPA at SeaFuture 2023

7th June 2023 - 11:30 GMT | by Giovanni Rasio in La Spezia


A model of the C-27J MPA. (Photo: author)

At SeaFuture 2023 in La Spezia, Leonardo displayed a model of the MPA version of its C-27J Next Generation aircraft.

The aircraft builds on the mature C-27J platform and, thanks to a roll-on/roll-off system approach, can be configured to fulfil SAR, maritime patrol, C3ISR, ASW and ASuW operations.

The sensor suite includes a Seaspray 7500 or Osprey radar, a 15/20” electro-optic turret, a magnetic anomaly detector (MAD) system, the ULISSES (Ultra Light SonicS Enhanced System), a direction finder (DF), an automatic identification system (AIS), two automatic ten-barrel rotary sonobuoy launchers and two single launchers for underwater sound signal devices.

It has an active jamming system and an ESM for ISR and SIGINT/ELINT tasks.

The aircraft’s subsystems are managed through the

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Giovanni Rasio


Giovanni Rasio

Giovanni Rasio is a Senior Naval Analyst at Shephard’s Defence Insight business intelligence service. Before …

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