An experimental air activity demonstrating the ATR MP aircraft’s suitability to deploy paratrooper jump missions was successfully carried out by Leonardo at the end of July.
The troops exited the aircraft, using a door installed at the rear of the cabin.
The trials included launching paratroopers and dummies plus demonstrating the effectiveness of recovery procedures during an emergency.
The additional paradrop capability of the ATR MP, further enhances the versatility of the platform.
The ATR MP features a highly sophisticated mission suite in Leonardo’s ATOS system (Airborne Tactical Observation and Surveillance) that manages the vast range of sensors that the aircraft is equipped with, combines the information gathered and presents an overall tactical situation (data fusion) providing excellent situational awareness to the operators (the ATR 72 MP can board up to 4 latest generation stations).
The aircraft, which carry out missions up to 10 hours, can also be equipped with a self-protection system, fully integrated with the mission system and basic avionics.
The ATR MP is operated, in its many configurations, by the Guardia di Finanza, the Italian Coast Guard and the Italian Air Force, in addition to several foreign customers
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