Our homeland and Italy will be engaged in the creation of a joint patrol aircraft

Russia and Italy will be engaged in the creation of a joint patrol aircraft"Rosoboronexport" has signed with 3 companies of the Italian holding Finmeccanica, an agreement on the joint development and modernization of patrol aircraft, reports RIA announcements. New plane will be created on the basis of Russian aircraft production. The project will take part of Selex Galileo, Selex Elsag and WASS.

"This is a agreement to promote products to third countries. Italian equipment will be installed on the Russian patrol aircraft and a special type. Agreement preparing three years. We pin our hopes that this product will be adapted to the entities of the state corporation "Russian Technologies", "- said Deputy General Director of" Rosoboronexport "Alexander Mikheyev.

As part of the agreement, will be fitted to the Italian system of communication, navigation and identification system "friend or foe". In addition, the new aircraft will patrol the Italian weapons systems, including the production of lightweight torpedoes WASS.

What particularly Russian aircraft will be used to equip the Italian equipment is not yet clear. It must be emphasized that similar agreement the currently valid between Russia and the Israeli company Israel Aerospace Industries. Namely, in the distant planes airborne warning and control A-50EI (available in India), installed the Israeli system EL/M-2075 Phalcon.

First, in June 2012 it was reported that the Ministry of Defence issued the task of designing a special aircraft to patrol the Arctic. Platform on the basis of which will be created by new plane, Russian military will choose in the contest, in which can take the role of the Tu-214, A-40/42 and Be-200.

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