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    Re: Italy Armed Forces thread:

    Post  max steel on Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:03 pm

    Helicopter Crash Near Italy In Ellis County

    A new helicopter being developed by Bell has crashed near the community of Italy in Ellis County, just off Interstate 35E, while participating in test operations, Texas officials say. Both crew members were killed.

    The accident happened at about 11:45 a.m. CT on Wednesday when the Bell 525 aircraft went down in south Ellis County, in the area of Farm to Market 876 and Bell Branch Road, which is just northwest of Italy. The aircraft then burst into flames and was completely destroyed.

    Bell Helicopter confirmed in a statement that the helicopter was conducting "developmental flight test operations" from its Xworx site in Arlington when the aircraft went down. The helicopter was reportedly flying in formation with two other helicopters.

    County officials said two people were killed in the crash but provided no other information, and there was no word on their identities. Lynn Lunsford, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), said a total of two people were on board the aircraft.

    The Bell 525 Relentless is under development by Bell Helicopter and made its first test flight in July 2015. The aircraft is capable of carrying up to 20 passengers, has a maximum cruise speed of 162 knots and a maximum flying range of 570 nautical miles.

    "FAA investigators are on their way to the accident site, and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified," Lunsford said. Details about the possible cause of the crash were not immediately known.

    "Bell Helicopter representatives are headed to the site to assess the situation and provide any assistance to local, state, and federal authorities," the aircraft manufacturer said in a brief statement. "We will provide additional updates as we learn more."

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    Re: Italy Armed Forces thread:

    Post  George1 on Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:45 am

    Italy's Leonardo (former group Finmeccanica) January 13, 2017 announced that it had signed with the Italian Ministry of Defence contract for the supply of the Italian Air Force first five new jet trainer aircraft M-345 NO, and on the creation of a new combat helicopter on NEES program (Nuovo Elicottero da Esplorazione e Scorta) for the Italian army aviation. The total value of the contracts exceeds EUR 500 million (at the cost of detail is not given).


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    Italian Navy renewal

    Post  wareagle on Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:11 pm

    Hi, I post this new topic in order to know what hopefully impartial Russian people thinks about the plan for the renewal of the Italian Navy.
    At this moment ( spring 2018 ) Italy is building for its navy:
    - 1 LHD class Trieste (30.000 tons)
    - 7 PPA in 3 different versions light, light+ and full (between 4.000 and 5.000 tons depending on the version)
    - 4 FREMM Fregates
    - 2 U212 subs
    - 1 27.500 tons supply ship
    (If you want any more info about these ships like armaments etc etc I really suggest you to take a look at the YouTube video “New Italian Navy Ships (Spring 2018)” (unfortunately I still can’t post the link to it)
    Let me know, thank you
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    Re: Italy Armed Forces thread:

    Post  Hannibal Barca on Sun May 27, 2018 10:50 pm

    Not army related but I do not want to create a new topic.

    Where is our soft power, I bloody wonder once again!

    These bastards established a junta against a newly elected government. Russia et all should go full gear on UN here, Yemen or Sudan way. Attack is the best defence.

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    Re: Italy Armed Forces thread:

    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:06 pm

    The Italian army ordered the first ten armored vehicles Centauro II

    On July 24, 2018, the Italian Army Command issued a contract to Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara (CIO) consortium for the manufacture and delivery of the first ten serial wheeled armored vehicles Centauro II (officially designated as New Blindo Centauro) equipped with 120mm / 45 guns. The value of the contract is EUR 159 million (including training and technical support), of which EUR 65 million will go to Iveco Defense Vehicles (the military unit of the Iveco group). In total, the Italian army plans to purchase 136 armored vehicles Centauro II to partially replace the fleet of Centauro I.

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    Re: Italy Armed Forces thread:

    Post  Labrador on Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:35 pm

    Bergamini class FREMM variants, ASW and GP
    1st with a 76 mm gun other 127 mm and 4 Milas replace 4 Otomat

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