All Italian Air Force articles – Page 2

  • Italian Typhoon - Finmeccanica

    Italian Typhoons demonstrate air-to-ground IFF capability


    Italian air force Eurofighter Typhoons have been used to demonstrate to NATO the ability to detect friendly ground forces using a modified air-to-air identification friend-or-foe (IFF) system.

  • Italian Typhoon Nellis - Craig Hoyle Flightglobal

    OPINION: Should Italian Typhoons be targeting more than exports?


    ​With the four-nation Eurofighter consortium in a number of dogfights which it hopes will result in fresh export deals to extend production of the type into the next decade, the ability to demonstrate its new “swing-role” performance can surely only serve to strengthen its competitive hand.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Italy's swing-role Typhoons fly high at Red Flag


    ​In early February, an Italian air force test pilot made history by becoming the first aviator to cross the Atlantic at the controls of a Lockheed Martin F-35. Identified by the service as Maj Gianmarco, he delivered the service’s first of the fifth-generation type – built at a national final ...

  • Italian Typhoon - Craig Hoyle Flightglobal

    Italian Typhoons show versatility during Red Flag debut


    ​The Italian air force has for the first time deployed some of its Eurofighter Typhoons, to participate in a Red Flag-series exercise in the USA, with eight of the aircraft at Nellis AFB in Nevada.

  • News

    Italian air force to get Tecnam trainers


    ​The Italian air force has selected Tecnam’s P2006T to provide a new pilot training capability, the Capua-based manufacturer has announced.

  • F-35

    Italian air force aims for F-16 certification for KC-767A tanker


    The Italian air force is seeking to certify refuelling of the Lockheed Martin F-16 using its Boeing KC-767A, to complete a list of types that will operate alongside the tanker.

  • News

    DUBAI: Italy powers up combat jamming system for Tornado


    ​Italy’s air force appears set to join an elite group of services capable of fighting their way into hostile territory by using combat aircraft carrying active jamming technology.

  • USAF MQ-9 at Holloman AFB - Beth Stevenson

    US authorises weapons upgrade for Italian Reapers


    Italy is planning to arm its air force's fleet of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 unmanned air vehicles, according to a US government export body, becoming the first country to benefit from relaxed export restrictions on the Reaper.

  • News

    Italian style: 10 iconic aircraft from Italy


    To coincide with our focus on Italy’s aerospace industry, we highlight 10 memorable aircraft the country has produced from the 1940s to the present day, from highly successful exports to the downright quirky. As with almost all Italian products, few of these examples lack in style.

  • Italian air force T-346a

    ANALYSIS: Italian air force makes flying start with T-346A trainer


    In 2016, the Italian air force is set to mark the 70th anniversary of flight training activities at its Lecce-Galatina air base, also an early milestone in the transition to its newest instructional model.

  • Hammerhead - Piaggio

    Piaggio confident of securing second P.1HH customer by Farnborough


    Piaggio Aerospace is committed to securing a second European customer for its P.1HH HammerHead unmanned air vehicle by July’s Farnborough air show, following launch customer Italy’s commitment earlier this year to purchase six aircraft and three ground stations, for delivery in 2016.

  • G550 AEW Italy - AirTeamImages

    Italy's first AEW-roled G550 nears delivery


    ​The Italian air force’s first of two Gulfstream G550 business jets to undergo modification to an airborne early warning and control system configuration, appears set for delivery to the service.

  • USAF MQ-9 at Holloman AFB - Beth Stevenson

    CAE reveals plans for extending Predator training


    CAE’s defence lead has revealed plans to replicate the unmanned air vehicle training that it offers to the US Air Force to more operators of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems family of Predator UAVs.

  • T-346A Lecce - Craig Hoyle Flightglobal

    Alenia Aermacchi sets dual-role path for M-346


    ​Alenia Aermacchi is close to finalising the design of an enhanced, dual-role version of its M-346 advanced jet trainer, as the first batch of Italian student pilots enters training with its current model.

  • M-345 Frecce - Alenia Aermacchi

    M-345 demonstrator to fly by mid-2016


    ​Italy’s M-345 trainer programme will be advanced next year with the first flight of a development example equipped with a new engine and modern avionics, Alenia Aermacchi says.

  • F-35A Italy AL-1 - Lockheed Martin

    First flight success for Italian-assembled F-35


    ​The first F-35 Lightning II to have been assembled away from Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth site in Texas has performed its debut flight, from Cameri air base in Italy.

  • Tanker

    Italian KC-767 tanker completes its first F-35 refuelling


    Italy’s F-35 programme has passed a key test, with an Italian Air Force KC-767A tanker refuelling a Lockheed Martin F-35A for the first time.

  • Hammerhead

    PARIS: HammerHead shown in Italian air force livery


    ​The Italian air force’s future unmanned air vehicle has been touted in its true colours at the show, with the 28º Gruppo UAV sqn markings – a witch on a broom – appearing on the side of the Piaggio Aerospace P.1HH HammerHead.

  • F-16 BAP - Royal Norwegian Air Force

    NATO rotates Baltic air policing force


    ​NATO has made its latest force rotation to deliver the Baltic Air Policing mission protecting the airspace of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with Norway to lead the activity until 31 August.

  • European tankers - Anno Gravemaker

    European tanker exercise points towards combined fleet


    ​Tanker aircraft from four nations are nearing the completion of a European Defence Agency-backed exercise which is intended to increase interoperability and cooperation.