Working below the identify P-72B, the plane represents a brand new frontier in maritime patrol plane and comes outfitted with Leonardo’s very newest safety and surveillance methods. To mark the event of the supply of the fourth and final P-72B to the Guardia di Finanza, an unveiling ceremony was held in Turin, on the Leonardo Plane website in Caselle Torinese. The contract signed with GdF included a complete order for 4 plane, coaching and logistical help, with deliveries to be accomplished by 2022. The business origins of the plane additionally guarantee crew members get pleasure from a stage of ergonomics and luxury, which assist enhance effectivity and efficacy throughout search and identification operations, maritime patrol, counter drug trafficking, piracy, smuggling, and defending the nation’s territorial waters.

Marco Zoff, Managing Director of the Leonardo Plane Division mentioned,”Successful story with long-established roots, based mostly on sturdy teamwork, fixed dialogue and cooperation. The accomplishment we’re celebrating right now is only one of many steps within the plane’s lengthy and ongoing evolution course of, and we’re prepared to think about any potential new necessities to reply to our shopper’s wants.”


Normal B. Mariano La Malfa, Deputy Chief of Employees of the Guardia di Finanza mentioned,”The plane will present Italy’s customized police with an entire asset of cutting-edge applied sciences. A purpose for pleasure, but in addition for reflection on the challenges that lie forward as we proceed on the trail of the platform’s technological development, whereas guaranteeing the utmost operational efficacy.”

The P72B of the Guardia di Finanza takes off from Caselle Torinese airport

The Guardia di Finanza (Guard of Finance, Monetary Guard) is an Italian regulation enforcement company below the authority of the Minister of Financial system and Finance. It’s a militarized police pressure, forming part of the Ministry of Financial system and Finance, not the Ministry of Defence. The Guardia di Finanza is the one general-duty police pressure that workout routines fixed and efficient surveillance of the nation’s complete shoreline and worldwide waters, which it carries out additionally due to the superior technological equipments on board its plane. Guardia di Finanza is actually accountable for coping with monetary crime and smuggling; it has additionally advanced into Italy’s major company for suppressing the unlawful drug commerce. It maintains over 600 boats and ships and greater than 100 plane to serve in its mission of patrolling Italy’s territorial waters.

The brand new-generation capabilities put in on the ATR 72MP will assist the Guardia di Finanza perform particular surveillance duties. Utilizing onboard sensors, the P-72B will carry out sea and air patrols and search and rescue missions to find and establish delicate targets, monitor their behaviour, get hold of proof, and information the intervention of naval items and floor patrol groups. The ATR 72MP is supplied with the ATOS (Airborne Tactical Commentary and Surveillance) mission system, developed totally by Leonardo, which manages the plane’s big selection of sensors and offers operators with an entire and continuously up-to-date image of the state of affairs. The plane will probably be operated by the Guardia di Finanza air service to carry out the numerous companies the regulation enforcement company offers.

The ATOS mission system consolle on board P72B
The ATOS (Airborne Tactical Commentary and Surveillance) mission system consolle on board P72B