Italian AMX Fleet Prepared for Deployment to Afghanistan

The Italian air force has completed a four-week qualification campaign intended to clear its AMX ground-attack aircraft for possible operations in Afghanistan. Performed by companies including Alenia Aeronautica, Alenia Aermacchi, Galileo Avionica and Selex Communications, the ACOL upgrade introduces new GPS-guided weapons, a Rafael Reccelite reconnaissance pod, night vision goggle-compatible cockpit and navigation and identification equipment that is new to the AMX. This project is due for co...
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