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Leonardo Signed A Contract with Guardia Di Finanza Valued At over 150 Million for the Supply of Three ATR 72MPs and Logistic Support Services - Contract valued at over 150 million euros with Guardia di Finanza for the supply of three ATR 72MPs and logistic support services - GDF.gov.it / LeonardoCompany.com
Leonardo Signed A Contract with Guardia Di Finanza Valued At over 150 Million for the Supply of Three ATR 72MPs and Logistic Support Services

 

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• Profumo: "We are proud that the Guardia di Finanza has chosen to rely once again on our ATR 72MP";
• The contract brings the total number of ATR 72MPs ordered by Guardia di Finanza to four;
• The ATR 72MP represents the new frontier in maritime patrol aircraft;
• The aircraft is equipped with the most modern security and surveillance systems made by Leonardo.

Leonardo has signed a contract with Guardia di Finanza (gdf.gov.it) valued at over 150 million euros for the supply of three ATR 72MPs and related technical-logistic support services. This contract completes the acquisition of four aircraft, the first order was placed in July 2018, awarded under a European tender. The first aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2019, with the remaining three units expected to be supplied by 2022.

Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo, said: "We are proud that Guardia di Finanza has chosen to rely once again on our ATR 72MP, an aircraft which fully represents Leonardo's technological capabilities in terms of design and integration of platforms and systems at the highest levels.”

Lucio Valerio Cioffi, Aircraft Division MD at Leonardo, said: “The ATR 72MP combines reliability, low operating costs, all the advantages of the ATR 72-600 regional passenger transport aircraft together with a state-of-the-art mission system.”

The ATR 72MP will be integrated into the aeronautical capabilities of Guardia di Finanza, in the context of the multiple roles assigned to the Corps by the current regulatory framework. The Guardia di Finanza is the only law enforcement agency with general jurisdiction capable of exercising incisive and constant supervisory activities along the entire national coastal development and in international waters, carried out also due to the advanced technological equipment installed on its own aircraft.

Specific latest generation capabilities embedded for the first time into the ATR 72MP will be useful to support dedicated surveillance activities entrusted to the Guardia di Finanza. The ATR 72MP will operate in air-sea patrol and research missions, using on-board sensors to identify, even discreetly, sensitive objects, monitor their behavior, acquire evidence, and lead the intervention of naval units and land patrols.

The ATR 72MP - already in service with the Italian Armed Forces in a military version called P-72A - is equipped with the modular Leonardo ATOS (Airborne Tactical Observation and Surveillance) mission system. The ATOS manages the wide range of sensors of the aircraft, combining the information received in an overall tactical situation and presenting the results to the operators of the mission system in the most suitable format, providing an excellent and constantly updated scenario.

Thanks to its commercial derivation, the ATR 72MP delivers its crew levels of ergonomics that increase its efficiency and effectiveness during maritime patrol, search and identification missions, SAR (search and rescue) missions, counter drug trafficking, piracy, smuggling and preventing any illegal action across the territorial waters, which can typically last more than 8 hours.

About Leonardo

Leonardo (leonardocompany.com) is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees. The Company has a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets. Since 4 July 2013 Gianni De Gennaro is the Chairman and since 16 May 2017 Alessandro Profumo is the Chief Executive Officer. Leonardo's structure is organised into seven Divisions. The Company also operates through subsidiaries and joint ventures.

 
 
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