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  • Agusta A129 Mangusta
    in
    italy Aviazione dell'Esercito


    Italian Army Aviation





    Del'd: 65 - 1990 to present





    Helicopters

    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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    Thommen Multi Function Displays for AW129, 20-Dec-19 : #Displays Swiss avionics manufacturer Thommen started deliveries of its digital Multi-Function Display (MFD) replacement solution for legacy CRT installed on AW129 helicopters

    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




    Units


    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    2012/    RigelAF Herat
    Casarsa
    2007/1327 GrSqd Casarsa
    2003/    49 GrSq Casarsa
    1998/    48 GrSqd Rimini Miramare Federico Fellini
    Belluno San Pietro
    1992/    49 GrSq Casarsa
    1990/    RigelAF Herat
    Rimini Miramare Federico Fellini
    Casarsa
    Campoformido
    Casarsa
    1990/    VegaAF Herat
    AL Gjakova Airport AMIKO
    Rimini Miramare Federico Fellini
    Casarsa



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