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Leonardo receives ATR 72MP order

10th October 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Leonardo will supply Italy’s Guardia di Finanza with three ATR 72MPs under a €150 million contract announced on 9 October.

The contract brings the number of ATR 72MPs on order for the Guardia di Finanza to four. The first aircraft was ordered under a European tender in July 2018 and is due to be delivered by the end of 2019. The three new aircraft will be delivered by 2022.

Leonardo will supply the aircraft integrated with new generation capabilities to support the force’s dedicated surveillance activities; namely, air-sea patrol and research missions. On-board sensors will enable the identification of sensitive objects, monitoring of their behavior, acquisition of evidence, and oversee the intervention of naval units and land patrols.

The company will also supply related technical-logistic support services.

 

Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo, said: ‘We are proud that Guardia di Finanza has chosen to rely once again on our ATR 72MP, an aircraft which fully represents Leonardo's technological capabilities in terms of design and integration of platforms and systems at the highest levels.’

The ATR 72MP is designed for missions including maritime patrol, search and identification, search and rescue, and counter drug trafficking, piracy and smuggling.

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