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Italian newest aircraft carrier officially ready to operate F-35B fighter

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Just this week, the F-35 Joint Program Office has confirmed that it has delivered a flight clearance recommendation to the Italian Navy for the safe operation of fifth-generation F-35B fighter aircraft on the upgraded Italian Navy flagship aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550). As noted by the F-35 Joint Program Office, to develop the recommendation, […]

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U.S. Army Paratroopers conducts off-road driver’s training with AGMVs in Italy

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U.S. Army Paratroopers conducted off-road driver’s training with Army Ground Mobility Vehicles, also known as AGMV, at Dandolo training area, Pordenone, Italy. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting ready forces anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa or Central Commands‘ areas of responsibility, the release said. […]

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Italian Beretta ARX160 assault rifle spotted in use by Russian Commandos

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Russian special operations forces, often referred to collectively as SSO, were recently seen sporting an Italian Beretta ARX160 assault rifle. Military experts identified the Italian ARX160 carbine in use by Russian Commandos at a photo released on social media. Previously, there was no information in open sources about the purchase of the newest Italian-made assault […]

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F-35B stealth aircraft begin sea trials aboard Italian Navy aircraft carrier

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The F-35 Joint Program Office has announced that two F-35B Lightning II stealth aircraft begin sea trials aboard Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550). Test pilots flew the specially instrumented U.S. F-35Bs from Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS Pax River), Maryland, to the Italian Navy flagship, which got underway Sunday, February 28. The […]

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Iveco unveils Medium Tactical Vehicle at IDEX 2021

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The Italian armoured vehicles specialist Iveco Defence Vehicles unveiled the new Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. For the first time, the IVECO has showcased its newest armoured vehicle as to the future infantry mobility vehicle for the Dutch Armed Forces and international defense market. The […]

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U.S. Army repainting its military vehicles with green paint for camouflage

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U.S. Army repainting its military vehicles with a woodland green paint scheme appropriate for the Europian region. The dozens of military vehicles were re-painted to a camouflage scheme more appropriate for its new surroundings. The vehicles are part of Army Prepositioned Stock-2 and a key element in support of U.S. Army Europe and Africa’s power […]

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Lockheed Martin delivers 123rd F-35 fighter jet of the year

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Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. has announced that last week delivered the 123rd F-35 stealth warplane of the year. According to a press release issued Monday by Lockheed Martin, the 123rd aircraft is an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, built at the Cameri, Italy, Final Assembly and Checkout (FACO) facility and […]

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Sale of AISREW electronic warfare aircraft to Italy approved

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The U.S. State Department recently approved the potential sale to Italy of two Gulfstream G550 Aircraft with Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Electronic Warfare (AISREW) Mission Systems, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The possible deal, which covers electronic warfare aircraft and related equipment, has an estimated value of $500 million. “This proposed sale […]

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NATO partner nations to develop next generation medium helicopter

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced on 19 November that France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom have signed a letter of intent for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC) project. The details were given in a media release, to announce a significant number of medium multi-role helicopter capabilities […]

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Italian Army tests anti-drone jamming gun

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Italian Army has revealed that it has been testing a new anti-drone jamming gun during the Prometo 2020 exercises. The Prometo 2020 exercise was held by the Counter Mini / Micro Remotely Piloted Aircraft Center of Excellence (CM / M APR) at the Foce Verde (LT) proving ground last week. The exercise was conducted with the aim of […]

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