The first C-27J Spartan medium airlifter, built by Lockheed Martin Alenia Tactical Transport Systems, should be ready for Italian air force operations in the summer of 2001. Italy's decision last month to procure a 12-aircraft batch, with follow-on orders anticipated, has set the program in motion and boosted confidence in the innovative transatlantic partnership. Finmeccanica/Alenia Aerospazio and Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems are equal partners in the U.S.-incorporated ...


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