Leonardo signs €380 million contract for technical-logistical support of Italian Air Force’s C-130J fleet

The Aeronautical Armaments and Airworthiness Directorate (DAAA) has approved a contract for the technical-logistical support of the Italian Air Force’s C-130J Super Hercules airlifter fleet. The agreement, which lasts five-years and is worth a total of €380 million (£317 million), was signed on Jan. 28, 2022, between the Italian Air Force and the Temporary Business Grouping (RTI) formed by Leonardo, Avio Aero and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

Contract activities, as defined by the Logistic Command’s 2nd Division, include the implementation of a technical-logistical model that provides integrated logistical support (ILS), “in house” engineering support and “on-site” support through operational technical representatives at the 46th Air Brigade in Pisa. Aircraft maintenance activities, planned and managed by at the Air Force Logistic Command’s 11th Maintenance Depot in Sigonella, are also envisaged at Leonardo’s plant in Tessera near Venice and Avio Aero plant in Brindisi as complementary support to those provided on the Pisa base, as well as repairs, spare parts, material logistics, inspection activities, software and technical publications maintenance and updates.

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