Agusta A129 Mangusta
italy Aviazione dell'Esercito

Italian Army Aviation

Del'd: 65 - 1990 to present


Aviazione dell'Esercito A129 Mangusta

Delivered from 1990 including a last batch from 1999 in CBT configuration later applied to earlier aiframes. Since 2007 deployed in Herat, Afghanistan, as part of ISAF mission. Since 2011 AgustaWestland provided new upgrade AW-129D which first deployed to Afghanistan in November 2014. In March 2016 deployed to Iraq to protect the Mosul Dam. A new upgrade scheduled to enter service around 2020.

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Leonardo to Develop A129 Replacement, 13-Jan-17 : Leonardo signed with Italian Defence Ministry NEES agreement to develop and procure 48 new exploration and escort helicopters to replace the current fleet of AW129 Mangusta by 2025.

10,000 Flight Hours for Italian A129 in Afghanistan, 04-Jun-14 : Italian Army A129 Mangusta helicopters achieved 10,000 hours of flight in Afghanistan since the spring of 2007 when deployed with the ISAF


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2007/1327 GrSqd Casarsa
2003/    49 GrSq Casarsa
1998/    48 GrSqd Rimini Miramare Federico Fellini
Belluno San Pietro
1992/    49 GrSq Casarsa
1990/    RigelRimini Miramare Federico Fellini
1990/    VegaAL Gjakova Airport AMIKO
Rimini Miramare Federico Fellini

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