Germany and Italy, partners with France in the original Dassault/ Breguet Atlantic ASW/ASuW and maritime patrol aircraft program, have agreed to collaborate in defining requirements and procurement proposals for replacing their fleets of the plane over the next few years. Ger-many and Italy each operate 18 Atlantic ATL1s. Having replaced its original fleet of Atlantics with 28 new-production Atlantique ATL2s between 1988-98, French Naval Aviation has no parallel requirement, although ...


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