The C-27J Spartan, jointly developed by Lockheed Martin and Alenia, won military type certification from Italy's ministry of defense on Dec. 20, Lockheed Martin said. Stan Yackel, Lockheed Martin's C-27J program director, said certification by the ministry's Direzione Generale Armamenti Aeronautici (DGAA) "is a major step toward a low risk production program so the customer is not burdened with development and can field aircraft quickly." The aircraft, an updated ...

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