Air International 2018-07
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R.Niccoli - P-72s at Sigonella /Military/
P-72A MM.62298/41-03 just after its delivery to 41° Stormo. The first two aircraft, 41-01 and 41-02, remain at Leonardo's Turin plant undergoing work to full operational capability configuration.
Two sensors of the ATOS system: the black radome houses the Seaspray 7300E radar, and the Star Satire HD electro-optical system on the right.
Today, missions performed by the P-72 do not require low level flight profiles, as in the anti-submarine warfare mission.
A P-72A ready to taxi from the main apron used by 41 Stormo at Sigonella.
SATCOM antennas are housed in the white radome a top the aft fuselage.
The P-72A tail configuration houses a laser warning receiver, electronic support measures and radar warning receiver sensors on the stern probe.
This version of the ATR-72 is not equipped to perform the anti-submarine warfare mission, but is a very capable ISR and C4I platform.
This shot shows the positions of laser warning receiver, electronic support measures and radar warning receiver sensors on the aircraft's forward fuselage.
The P-72's glass cockpit, dominated by two main multifunction displays, is almost identical to the version used on the civil ATR-72-600.
One of the four stations at which mission system operators can recall images from any of the on-board sensors.