Monday, December 13, 2010

Italians to upgrade C-27s into counter-IED platforms

The Italian air force is upgrading its C-27J/G222s with equipment for protecting ground troops from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Radio frequency jammers and ground penetrating radar will be installed in the upgrade.The expansion into the counter-IED role is initially intended to aid Italian forces in western Afghanistan, but other regions eventually will be included

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