The AgustaWestland AW101 611, known as HH-101A Caesar in italian service, specially developed for Special Ops / Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) missions. Carries a crew of five plus twenty fully equipped troops. Features 3 M134 7.62 mm pintle mounted Gatling-type machine guns installed on right and left sides and on the rear ramp, armoured cockpit seats, ballistic protection for machine gun operators as well as for critical systems and an Integrated Electronic Warfare System providing self-protection against radar, laser and infrared threats. It also has an air-to-air refuelling kit for extended range operations.
12 ordered for 15 Stormo / 1 Brigata Aerea Operazioni Speciali.
Surveillance radar "Gabbiano" (multimode/multimissio) from Leonardo (formerly Selex) company is part of standard Caesar configuration
|Years||Units||bold : Current base of the Unit|
|2020/||21 Gruppo|| Grazzanise |
|2019/||9° Stormo|| Grazzanise |
|2018/||23 Gruppo|| Cervia |
|2015/||15° Stormo|| Cervia |
|2015/||81 CAE|| Cervia |
|83 centro c/sar|| Cervia |
Rimini Miramare Federico Fellini