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Italian Air Force's C-27J Spartan fleet to receive upgrade

7th March 2023 - 15:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


The C-27J Spartan is a tactical airlifter capable of transporting troops and cargo, airdropping paratroopers and materials and other missions. (Photo: Italian Air Force)

Leonardo will upgrade the Italian Air Force's C-27J Spartan fleet with a new avionics configuration, including mission computers, flight management and self-protection systems.

Leonardo and Armaereo, the Italian Defence Ministry of Air Force Armament and Airworthiness Directorate, have signed a contract to upgrade the avionics and systems of the Italian Air Force’s C-27J Spartan fleet.

The contract covers the development, integration, qualification and certification of a new avionics configuration, as well as upgrading the self-protection system and the flight simulator.

The first aircraft in this configuration will be delivered under the contract, with the possibility of retrofitting the remaining 11 aircraft.

The upgraded avionics suite will include new features such as the mission computer, the flight management system, head-up and head-down displays, radio

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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