Finmeccanica announces Italian Air Force contract
Finmeccanica has announced the award of a EUR 100 million contract by the Italian Defence Ministry for logistical support services to the ATR 72 MP maritime patrol aircraft ordered by the Italian Air Force in 2008. The contract has been awarded to Finmeccanica company Alenia Aeronautica according to a statement issued on 8 November 2011.
Under the contract Alenia Aeronautica will provide technical and logistical support services for five years as well as the implementation of a series of configurations designed to improve the capabilities of the aircraft when deployed on maritime patrol and surveillance activities.
According to the company, the Italian Air Force’s ATR 72 MP aircraft are equipped with the Airborne Tactical Observation and Surveillance System (ATOS) built by SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica company, which includes an electronic scanning radar and a sensor for the visual identification of sea-going vessels and people in any weather conditions. The aircraft is based on the ATR 72-60, and designed specifically by Alenia Aeronautica for regional transport.
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