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List of active Italian military aircraft

 

List of active Italian military aircraft

Coat of Arms of the Italian Armed Forces

List of active Italian military aircraft is a list of military aircraft currently used by all branches of the Italian Armed Forces, including the Italian Gendarmerie (Carabinieri).[1]

Contents

  • Air Force 1
  • Navy 2
  • Army 3
  • Carabinieri 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Air Force

Aircraft Origin Role Version Number Note
Combat aircraft
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II  United States Fighter aircraft F-35A
F-35B
0
0
Order of 60 F-35A and 15 F-35B.[2]
Eurofighter Typhoon  Italy Fighter aircraft F-2000A
TF-2000A
64
12
20 more on order.[3]
Panavia Tornado  Italy Strike aircraft
SEAD
IDS(A-200A, A-200C, TA-200A and TA-200B)
IT-ECR (EA-200B)
70
15
First upgraded Tornado ECR delivered to Italian Air Force.[4][5][6]
AMX International AMX (Ghibli)  Italy
 Brazil
Attack aircraft AMX ACOL(A-11A)
AMX-T (TA-11A)
43
12
200,000 flight hours for the Italian AMX[7]
Special mission
Alenia G.222  Italy Radio & radar calibration G.222RM (RC-222) 2
Gulfstream III  United States Signals intelligence AML 1 Leased by Lockheed Martin up to April 2015[8]
Breguet Atlantique  France Maritime patrol aircraft ATL1 (P-1150A) 4 2 in storage
ATR 72  Italy Maritime patrol aircraft ATR 72 ASW 1 5 ordered in total, to replace ATL1
EL/W-2085  Israel Airborne early warning and control G550 CAEW 0 2 ordered
Aerial refueling and transport
Boeing KC-767  United States Aerial refueling KC-767A 4
C-130J Super Hercules  United States Aerial refueling
Transport aircraft
Transport aircraft
KC-130J
C-130J
C-130J-30
6
5
10
Tactical airlift and air-to-air tanker version
Tactical airlift version
Extended-fuselage version
Alenia C-27J Spartan  Italy Transport aircraft C-27J 12 A derivative of the G.222 (C-27A) with the engines and systems of the C-130J.
Airbus VC-319A  France VIP Transport A319CJ 3
Dassault VC-50A  France VIP Transport Falcon 50 2
Dassault Falcon VC-900A  France VIP Transport Falcon 900EX 3
Dassault Falcon VC-900B  France VIP Transport Falcon 900EASy 2
Piaggio P180 Avanti  Italy Utility transport VC-180A
VC-180B[9]
15
2
Trainer aircraft
SIAI-Marchetti U-208A  Italy Trainer aircraft U-208 (S-208M)[10] 20
Aermacchi SF-260  Italy Trainer aircraft T-260EA (T-260B) 30 Fleet grounded due to technical problems[10]
Aermacchi MB-339  Italy Trainer aircraft MB‑339PAN (AT-339A)
MB-339A (T-339A)
MB-339CD1,CD2 (FT-339B, FT-339C)
18
34
29
MB339PAN to be replaced by M-345
Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master  Italy Trainer aircraft T-346A 3 15 ordered in total, to replace MB-339A
Grob G103 Twin Astir  Germany Trainer aircraft G 103 9
Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-4  Germany Trainer aircraft Nimbus-4DM 2
LAK-17  Lithuania Trainer aircraft LAK-17 2
Helicopters
MD Helicopters MD 500 Defender  Italy Training helicopter NH 500E (TH-500B) 49
Agusta-Bell AB212  Italy Search and rescue HH-212A 33 12 HH-212A to be upgraded to ICO plus standard
AgustaWestland AW139  Italy Search and rescue
VIP Transport
Utility transport
HH-139A
VH-139A
AW139[11]
15
2
2
HH-3F replaced by HH-139A[12]
AgustaWestland AW101  Italy Combat search and rescue HH-101 1 15 ordered, to replace HH-3F and HH-212A
UAVs
General Atomics RQ-1 Predator  United States Reconnaissance UAV RQ-1B 6
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper  United States Reconnaissance UAV MQ-9A 6
Eurofighter Typhoon F-2000A 
Panavia Tornado IDS 
Gulfstream SIGINT 
Boeing KC-767 

Navy

Aircraft Origin Role Version Number Note
Fixed-wing aircraft
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II  United States Fighter aircraft F-35B 0[1] Order of 15 F-35B.[1]
Boeing AV-8B Harrier II  United Kingdom
 United States
Strike aircraft AV-8B
TAV-8B
14[1]
2[1]
Operated from the aircraft carrier Cavour.
Piaggio P.180 Avanti  Italy Utility aircraft P.180 3[1]
Helicopters
Agusta-Bell 212  Italy Maritime helicopter (ASW/ASuW)
Transport helicopter
AB-212ASW
AB-212NLA
16[1]
6[1]
Being replaced by NH90, 26 already withdrawn
Agusta-Sikorsky ASH-3D Sea King  Italy Transport helicopter ASH-3DNLA 2[1] Being replaced by NH90, 16 already withdrawn
AgustaWestland EH101  Italy Maritime helicopter (ASW/ASuW)
Transport helicopter
Airborne early warning and control
110-ASW
410-ASH/413-TTH
112-AEW
10[1]
8[1]
4[1]
NHIndustries NH90  Italy Maritime helicopter (ASW/ASuW)
Transport helicopter
NH90 NFH
NH90 TTH
3[1]
0[1]
53 more on order.[1]
UAVs
Camcopter S-100  Austria UAV S-100 2 Delivered in 2014[13] [14]
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle  United States UAV 2 Delivered in 2013 [15]
AV-8B Harrier II 
EH-101-410 Merlin 
NH-90NFH 
Camcopter S-100 

Army

Aircraft Origin Role Version Number Note
Fixed-wing aircraft
Dornier Do 228  Germany Do 228-200 3 Delivered since 1991
Piaggio P180 Avanti  Italy Utility transport P.180 M 3 Delivered since 1997
Helicopters
Agusta A109  Italy Reconnaissance A109EOA-2 17[16] 29 ordered originally (3 A109A e 2 A109AT - Tow- since 1977; 16 A109EOA-1 and 8 A109EOA-2 since 1988)
Agusta A129 Mangusta  Italy Attack helicopter AW-129 CBT 59 65 delivered originally since 1990
NHI NH90  Italy Transport helicopter TTH 22 Total order of 60; deliveries ongoing since 2008
Boeing CH-47 Chinook  Italy
 United States
Transport helicopter CH-47 14 Being replaced by 16 ICH-47F.
Agusta-Boeing ICH-47F Chinook  Italy
 United States
Transport helicopter ICH-47F 2 14 more on order, with 4 options.
Agusta-Bell 212  Italy
 United States
Transport helicopter AB 212 18
Agusta-Bell 412  Italy
 United States
Transport helicopter AB 412 22
Agusta-Bell 205  Italy
 United States
Transport helicopter AB 205 59 [16] Being replaced by NH90; 115 delivered since 1966 (27 AB-205A, 85 AB-205A1, 3 AB-205B)
Agusta-Bell 206  Italy
 United States
Training helicopter AB 206 27 Being phased out; 150 delivered since 1969 (16 AB-206A, 134 AB-206A1)
UAVs
AAI RQ-7 Shadow  United States ISTAR UAV AAI RQ-7 4 Total of 16 on order
AeroVironment FQM-151 Pointer  United States ISTAR UAV FQM 151A Pointer 6
Dornier Do-228-212 
AgustaA129 
CH-47 
Shadow 200 

Carabinieri

Aircraft Origin Role Version Number Note
Fixed-wing aircraft
Piaggio P180 Avanti  Italy P. 180 Avanti II 1
Helicopters
AgustaWestland AW109  Italy A109A I/II
A109E Power
A109N Nexus
26
3
17
Agusta-Bell AB412  Italy
 United States
AB 412
AB 412HP
AB 412SP
9
12
9
P-180 Avanti 
Agusta-Westland AW-109N Nexus 
Agusta-Bell AB-412HP 

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o World Air Force 2014 - Flight International, Flightglobal.com, Accessed 23 November 2014
  2. ^ (Italian)"Lockheed, l'Italia riapre la commessa sui caccia F-35". Il Sole 24 ORE (2013-06-19). REtrieved on 2013-12-24.
  3. ^ "Eurofighter World 2013/11" November 25, 2013
  4. ^ Alenia Aermacchi: First upgraded Tornado ECR delivered to Italian Air Force. Aleniaaermacchi.it. Retrieved on 2013-08-16.
  5. ^ These are the most awesome pictures of Italy’s largest military exercise. The Aviationist (2013-05-28). Retrieved on 2013-08-16.
  6. ^ http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUKKBN0GJ1QI20140819?irpc=932
  7. ^ "Alenia Aermacchi: 200,000 flight hours for the Italian AMX", 30 May 2013
  8. ^ "Italian Firms To Push For Homegrown SIGINT"
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ a b [2]
  11. ^ [3]
  12. ^ [4]
  13. ^ http://theaviationist.com/2014/05/31/s-100-san-giusto-trials/
  14. ^ http://regiamarinaitaliana.forumgratis.org/index.php?&showtopic=1076&st=0&#entry15708
  15. ^ "Insitu: contract with the Italian Navy for ScanEagle UAS aircraft delivery". Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  16. ^ a b http://www.analisidifesa.it/2013/09/esercito-italiano-in-panne-meta-delle-armi-e-fuori-uso/
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