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Aeronautica Militare

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The Italian Air Force (Italian: Aeronautica Militare; AM) is the air force of the Italian Republic. It has held a prominent role in modern Italian military history. Its aerobatic display team is the Frecce Tricolori.

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Basic Information[edit]

  • Active Duty Personnel: 56,000
  • Aircraft: 587
    • Fighters: 260
    • Helicopters: 109
    • Special Mission: 20
    • Trainers: 114
    • Transport Aircraft: 82
    • UAVs: 12
  • Chief of Staff of Military Aviation: General Pasquale Preziosa

List of Aircraft[edit]

  • Fighters
    • AMX Internation A-11 Ghibli x 42 (Attack Aircraft)
    • Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon x 102 (Multirole Fighter) - 36 more on order
    • Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II x 4 (Multirole Fighter) - 68 more on order
    • Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II x 0 (Multirole Fighter) - 40 on order
    • Panavia Tornado x 66 (Fighter-Bomber, SEAD Aircraft)
  • ELINT Aircraft
    • Breguet Atlantique x 6 (Maritime Patrol Aircraft)
    • ATR-72 ASW x 6 (Maritime Patrol Aircraft)
    • Gulfstream/IAI G.550AEW x 2 (AWACS Aircraft)
  • Transport and Utility Aircraft
    • Airbus A319CJ x 4 (VIP Transport)
    • Airbus A340-541 x 1 (VIP Transport)
    • Alenia C-27J Spartan II x 12 (Cargo Plane)
    • Boeing KC-767 x 8 (Aerial Tanker)
    • Dassault Falcon 50 x 3 (VIP Transport)
    • Dassault Falcon 900EX x 4 (VIP Transport)
    • Dassault Falcon 900EASy x 3 (VIP Transport)
    • Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules x 22 (Tactical Airlifter, Aerial Tanker)
    • Piaggio VC180A/B Avanti x 18 x (Utility Transport)
  • Helicopters
    • Agusta-Bell AB.212 x 33 (Search and Rescue Helicopter)
    • AgustaWestland AW.101 Merlin x 2 (Combat Search and Rescue Helicopter) - 20 ordered to replace HH-3F
    • AgustaWestland AW.139 x 18 (SAR/Utility/VIP Transport Helicopter) - 33 more HH.139A on order; 10 more VH.139B on order
    • MD Helicopters MD.500 Defender x 50 (Training Helicopter)
  • Trainers
    • Aermacchi SH-260 x 30 (Trainer Aircraft)
    • Aermacchi MB-339 x 82 (Jet Trainer Aircraft) - to be replaced by the Alenia Aermacchi M-345
    • Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master x 6 (Advanced Trainer) - 14 more on order
    • Grob G103 Twin Astir x 10 (Trainer Aircraft)
    • LAK-17 x 2 (Trainer Aircraft)
    • Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-4 x 2 (Trainer Aircraft)
    • SIAI-Marchetti U-208A x 20 (Trainer Aircraft)
    • Tecnam P2006T x 4 (Trainer Aircraft)
  • UAVs
    • General Atomics RQ-1B Predator x 7 (Reconnaissance UAV)
    • General Atomics MQ-9A Reaper x 6 (Reconnaissance UAV)
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