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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]

Air ForceEdit

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 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Fighter aircraft F-2000A
TF-2000A
64
12
20 more on order.[3]
Panavia Tornado Flag of Italy.svg 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) Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Flag of Brazil.svg 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 Flag of Italy.svg 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 Flag of France.svg France Maritime patrol aircraft ATL1 (P-1150A) 4 2 in storage
ATR 72 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Maritime patrol aircraft ATR 72 ASW 1 5 ordered in total, to replace ATL1
EL/W-2085 Flag of Israel.svg 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 Flag of Italy.svg 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 Flag of France.svg France VIP Transport A319CJ 3
Dassault VC-50A Flag of France.svg France VIP Transport Falcon 50 2
Dassault Falcon VC-900A Flag of France.svg France VIP Transport Falcon 900EX 3
Dassault Falcon VC-900B Flag of France.svg France VIP Transport Falcon 900EASy 2
Piaggio P180 Avanti Flag of Italy.svg Italy Utility transport VC-180A
VC-180B[9]
15
2
Trainer aircraft
SIAI-Marchetti U-208A Flag of Italy.svg Italy Trainer aircraft U-208 (S-208M)[10] 20
Aermacchi SF-260 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Trainer aircraft T-260EA (T-260B) 30 Fleet grounded due to technical problems[10]
Aermacchi MB-339 Flag of Italy.svg 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 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Trainer aircraft T-346A 3 15 ordered in total, to replace MB-339A
Grob G103 Twin Astir Flag of Germany.png Germany Trainer aircraft G 103 9
Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-4 Flag of Germany.png Germany Trainer aircraft Nimbus-4DM 2
LAK-17 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Trainer aircraft LAK-17 2
Helicopters
MD Helicopters MD 500 Defender Flag of Italy.svg Italy Training helicopter NH 500E (TH-500B) 49
Agusta-Bell AB212 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Search and rescue HH-212A 33 12 HH-212A to be upgraded to ICO plus standard
AgustaWestland AW139 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Search and rescue
VIP Transport
Utility transport
HH-139A
VH-139A
AW139[9]
15
2
2
HH-3F replaced by HH-139A[11]
AgustaWestland AW101 Flag of Italy.svg 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
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NavyEdit

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 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
United States
Strike aircraft AV-8B
TAV-8B
14[1]
2[1]
Operated from the aircraft carrier Cavour.
Piaggio P.180 Avanti Flag of Italy.svg Italy Utility aircraft P.180 3[1]
Helicopters
Agusta-Bell 212 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Maritime helicopter (ASW/ASuW)
Transport helicopter
AB-212ASW
AB-212NLA
16[1]
6[1]
Being replaced by NH90, 26 already withdrawn
AgustaWestland EH101 Flag of Italy.svg 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 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Maritime helicopter (ASW/ASuW)
Transport helicopter
NH90 NFH
NH90 TTH
3[1]
0[1]
53 more on order.[1]
UAVs
Camcopter S-100 Flag of Austria.svg Austria UAV S-100 2 Delivered in 2014[12]
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle United States UAV 2 Delivered in 2013 [13]
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ArmyEdit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 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. "Two Italian Tornado jets crash on training exercise". http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUKKBN0GJ1QI20140819?irpc=932. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  7. "Alenia Aermacchi: 200,000 flight hours for the Italian AMX", 30 May 2013
  8. "Italian Firms To Push For Homegrown SIGINT". Defense News. http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140909/DEFREG01/309090029/Italian-Firms-Push-Homegrown-SIGINT. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Il portale dell'Aeronautica Militare - Accordo A.M. e Dipartimento Protezione Civile". http://www.aeronautica.difesa.it/News/Pagine/SiglatoAccordotraAMeProtezioneCivile_300512.aspx. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Nuovo iter addestrativo per l'Aeronautica - Analisi Difesa". http://www.analisidifesa.it/2013/11/nuobo-iter-addestrativo-per-i-piloti-dellaeronautica/. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  11. "Il portale dell'Aeronautica Militare - 15° Stormo: completata transizione su HH-139". http://www.aeronautica.difesa.it/News/Pagine/CompletatalatransizionesuelicotteroHH-139del15%C2%B0Stormo.aspx. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  12. "The Aviationist » The Italian Navy is testing a tiny Camcopter drone from its amphibious warfare ship". The Aviationist. http://theaviationist.com/2014/05/31/s-100-san-giusto-trials/. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  13. "Insitu: contract with the Italian Navy for ScanEagle UAS aircraft delivery". http://www.avionews.it/index.php?corpo=see_news_home.php&news_id=1155217&pagina_chiamante=index.php. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Esercito italiano in panne. Metà delle armi è fuori uso - Analisi Difesa". http://www.analisidifesa.it/2013/09/esercito-italiano-in-panne-meta-delle-armi-e-fuori-uso/. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 

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