A recent visit to Decimomannu airbase provided the opportunity to perform a quick walk around of the AV-8B+ and TAV-8B Harrier of the Marina Militare (Italian Navy, ItNy) deployed there to perform air-to-ground training in the Sardinian ranges. The aircraft belonged to the I GrupAer based in Grottaglie near Taranto. Note the MK76 25 lbs practice bomb attached to the pylons of the single seaters.
Oggi ho avuto la possibilità di fare un viaggio nel futuro (anche se a breve raggio, diciamo una quindicina d’anni) prendendo parte ad una sessione di orientamento con il JSF cockpit demonstator. Sotto la supervisione […]
March 22, 2011 Aviation, Italian Air Force, Libyan Uprising, Military Aviation, Operation Odyssey Dawn
Previous debriefings: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 of Operation Odyssey Dawn showed how the air campaign in Libya has entered the “mobile SAMs hunt” phase. This is what the increasing number of sorties by […]
Recognized Maritime Picture, Sensor Fusion and AIS: inside the Italian Navy's new Maritime Operation Center
On Jan. 19, the Marina Militare (Italian Navy) inaugurated its new Maritime Operation Center (MOC) with a ceremony that was attended by the Minister of Defense Giampaolo di Paola, along with the Navy Chief of […]