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Italian Task Group Griffon in Iraq, 02-Aug-17 : Italian Army 5 Aviation Regiment Rigel arrived in northern Iraq as part of Operation Inherent Resolve Task Group Griffon rotation forces
3.000 Flying Hours In Afghanistan for Italians NH90, 16-Jan-17 : Italian Army NH90 TTH fleet in Afghanistan achieved 3000 flying hours. Deployed in Herat since 2012 as Task Group “Fenice”, part of the TAAC-W (Train Advise Assist Command - West)
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.
ITALAIR performed Medevac Flight in Lebanon, 21-Jan-16 : Since 1979 italian helicopters from ITALAIR has performed more than 39,000 hours of flying in the skies of Lebanon and Israel with over 1700 medical evacuations of sick or injured people.
NHI Delivers the 250th NH90 Helicopter, 13-Oct-15 : NHIndustries celebrated the delivery of the 250th NH90 military helicopter in Viterbo,Italy during the annual NH90 users conference
KFOR MedEvac Training in Kosovo, 16-Jul-15 : U.S. Army Reserve 5-159th AVN HH-60M Black Hawk medic crew based at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo lead a course in medical evacuation (MedEvac) operations for their multinational partners
Italian Blade 2015 Multinational Helicopter Exercise, 23-Jun-15 : More than 30 helicopters and 1000 military personnel have gathered 80 kilometers north of Rome for Italian Blade 2015, this year’s largest military rotary-wing exercise in Europe.
Italian Blade 2015 Starting at Viterbo, 15-Jun-15 : Gathering about 40 helicopters from 7 countries, the 8th training Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP) event organised by the European Defence Agency’s (EDA) will start on 22 June in Viterbo, Italy.
Italian Army Received First Two ICH-47F Chinook, 02-Oct-14 : AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Italian Army has taken delivery of its first two ICH-47F Chinook helicopters during an official ceremony held at Vergiate plant (Italy) today. The ceremony was attended by the Italian Army Chief of Staff Gen. Claudio Graziano, the Director of ARMAEREO Lt. General Domenico Esposito and representatives from the industry.
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
Italian Army ICH-47F Chinook maiden flight, 26-Jun-13 : AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first ICH-47F Chinook for the Italian Army successfully accomplished its maiden flight on June 24th at Vergiate in Italy. The aircraft took to the air for 15 minutes, performing as expected carrying out basic handling tests and main systems checks.
First deployment of Italian Army NH90, 18-Jun-13 : NHI celebrated today the first operational deployment of a NH90 helicopter overseas.
First Italian Army FOC NH90TTH delivered, 02-May-13 : AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first NH90 TTH in FOC (Final Operational Capability) configuration for the Italian Army has been delivered today during an official ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Venice Tessera plant in the presence of Gen. Giangiacomo Calligaris, Commander of Italian Army Aviation, and Gen. Francesco Langella, ARMAEREO.
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