Catania/Fontanarossa (LICC) Catania/Fontanarossa (LICC) Filippo Eredia

RWY 08/26     POS 37°28'01"N 015°03'58"E     ELEV 40 ft

Stazione
Maristaeli (Marina Stazione Elicotteri) Catania
Wing Gruppo Aircraft Type(s) Code range Badge
GRUPELICOT 2

2° Gruppo Elicotteri AB212ASW 7-xx
GRUPELICOT 3

3° Gruppo Elicotteri EH101 2-xx

The ageing SH-3 fleet are to be replaced by the EH101. Most SH-3's will be withdrawn from use but a small number will be stripped of their mission equipment and stay in service for quite some years to come as troop carriers in support of the Italian marines (San Marco Regiment) and United Nations operations.

Marina Militare

Grottaglie/Taranto (LIBG) Grottaglie/Taranto (LIBG) Marcello Arlotta

RWY 17/35     POS 40°30'58"N 017°24'08"E     ELEV 216 ft

Stazione
Maristaer (Marina Stazione Aeromobili) Grottaglie
Wing Gruppo Aircraft Type(s) Code range Badge
GRUPELICOT 4

4° Gruppo Elicotteri SH-90A
AB212ASW
Schiebel Campcopter S-100 (UAV)
3-xx
7-xx
5-xx


Reparto Eliassalto AB212ASW 7-xx
Gruppo Supporto Aerei Imbarcati

GRUPAER AV-8B+
TAV-8B+
1-xx
1-xx
In September 2014, two Schiebel Campcopter S-100 UAVs are under trials on landing ship San Giusto (L9894), active in Mare Nostrum operation. Early trials were performed from frigate Bersagliere (F584). Pilots from GRUPELICOT 4 based at Maristaer Grottaglie currently operate these UAVs.

In 1994 the Marina Militare Italiana received it's first five Harriers. Two TAV-8B dual seat trainers were delivered to the GRUPAER at Grottaglie - Taranto while three USA built AV-8B+ aircraft remained in the USA for pilot training with the United States Marines Corps. The other 13 AV-8B+ aircraft were constructed by Alenia at Torino-Caselle and by end 1998 all 18 Harriers were delivered to the Italian Navy.

Johan Mulder

Pratica di Mare (LIRE) Pratica di Mare (LIRE) Mario de Bernardi

RWY 13/31     POS 41°39'14"N 012°26'40"E     ELEV 41 ft

Sezione
--Sezione Aerea MMI
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P180AM 9-xx
Sarzana (LIQW) Sarzana (LIQW) Luni-La Spezia; Bortolomeo Arrigoni

RWY 05/23, 14/32, 18/36     POS 44°04'60"N 009°58'60"E     ELEV 47 ft

Stazione
Maristaeli (Marina Stazione Elicotteri) Luni
Wing Gruppo Aircraft Type(s) Code range Badge
GRUPELICOT 5

5° Gruppo Elicotteri MH-90A
SH-90A
3-xx
CSA

Centro Sperimentale Aeromarittimo EH101
SH-90A
2-xx
3-xx
GRUPELICOT 1

1° Gruppo Elicotteri EH101 2-xx

The Marina Militare Italiana has recieved the Agusta Westland EH101 medium-lift helicopter in the Amphibious Support, Anti-Submarine Warfare and Anti-Surface Warfare role. The MMI will operate the EH101 from Maestrale-class frigates up to the aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi and Cavour.

Stefano Alessi

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