Leonardo and the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness of the Italian Secretariat General of Defence/National Armaments Directorate signed yesterday the Acquisition Contract for the supply of one C-27J to the Slovenian Ministry of Defence, additional equipment for aero-medical operations, training services and integrated logistic support for two years.
The contract follows the framework of the Italy-Slovenia Government-to-Government (G2G) Agreement signed by the Italian Minister of Defence, Lorenzo Guerini, and the Slovenian Minister of Defence, Matej Tonin, on 17 November 2021, and it is aimed at reinforcing the bilateral collaboration between the two countries.
Lucio Valerio Cioffi, General Manager of Leonardo, said: “We welcome the completion of the contractual phase of the G2G initiative between Italy and Slovenia with this latest step. The C-27J Spartan is the most effective solution to meet the stringent requirement set by the collaboration between the two governments.”
Deployed in the most challenging geographic, environmental and operating conditions, Leonardo’s C-27J Spartan is an aircraft capable of performing a vast range of defence and civil protection missions. Extensive experience gained in operations with different air forces worldwide makes it the ideal aircraft for military transport missions, airdrops of paratroopers and materials, ‘last mile’ tactical troop support, special forces operations, humanitarian assistance, medical evacuation and disaster relief.
The Spartan embodies the very essence of the national security concept, proving the ideal solution for defence force operations and making a vital contribution to population support and civil protection tasks. In a world impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and many other emergencies, the Spartan has proved able to deliver effective and sustained support to communities in need.