The European Air Transport Command (EATC) has integrated 31 fixed wing air transport aircraft from Italian Air Force, the command centre announced Tuesday.
EATC based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, will now have operational control over these transferred Italian transport and tanker assets, including four Boeing KC 767A, twenty Lockheed C-130 J Hercules II and seven Alenia C-27 J Spartan.
The 31 assets are part of the EATC multinational fleet, which amounts now to more than 220 military air transport aircraft representing over 60 % of all military air transport assets in Europe.
EATC plans, tasks, controls and reports on missions on behalf of its member nations - Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Spain and Italy.
Italy has handed over four repaired patrol boats to the Libyan coast guard as part of cooperation to fight against illegal immigration. The crews were trained in Italy "to monitor Libyan territorial waters
Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Italys Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a long term strategic partnership in the Defence and Security market. Under the agreement, Leonardo will support PGZ with its technology and products, and PGZ will cooperate with Leonardo on industrial and logistic support activities
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