C-27J military aircraft delivered to Slovenia
It is the finish line of a route lasting approximately two years managed by Segredifesa Italiana
The delivery of the first C-27J tactical transport aircraft to the Republic of Slovenia has been completed, the result of the "Government to Government" (G2G) type agreement between Italy and the Balkan country for the supply of pieces and services produced by the industry national. It is the goal of a journey lasting approximately two years managed by Segredifesa, through the work of the Directorate of Aeronautical Armaments and Airworthiness and the 3rd Industrial Policy and International Relations Department. The ceremony took place at the Slovenian military base in Cerklje ob Krki.
Present for Slovenia were the Minister of Defense Marjan Śarec, the Undersecretary of State Damir Črncec, the Deputy Chief of Defense Staff Brigadier General Franc Korancin, the Director General for Logistics Željko Kralj, the Director General of the Directorate for Defense Policies Roland Žel.
For Italy, the Secretary General of Defense and National Director of Armaments, Army Corps General Luciano Portolano, and the Director of Aeronautical Armaments and Airworthiness, Chief Inspector General Giuseppe Lupoli , were present.
In his speech, General Portolano, after bringing greetings from the Minister of Defense, Guido Crosetto, underlined how the delivery of the first C-27J is of benefit to the national industry which, with the G2G scheme, sees an increase in its export opportunities, being able to provide not just the weapon system, but an entire "operational package", thanks to the full involvement of the Defense Department's departments. By doing so, the Italian industrial aeronautical sector is able to effectively increase its competitiveness at an international level.
In the framework of the G2G agreement on military aviation, the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Slovenia asked the Ministry of Defense of the Italian Republic to negotiate and stipulate on its behalf a contract (and subsequent additional acts) for the acquisition of two C-27J aircraft and the necessary integrated logistical support services, as well as a training program for its flight and maintenance personnel, provided both by the Leonardo aircraft division and by the 46th Air Brigade of the Air Force.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency