For hundreds of years, but more recently with the development of the global economy, the sea has been a major strategic channel for the transport of raw materials, goods and the exploitation of energy resources. The defence of maritime interests has, therefore, become a priority for many nations. In this context, helicopters have proven to be one of the most effective assets to provide maritime security, thanks to their flexibility and ability...
Virtual reality took shape for the first time in an extraordinary prototype with a suggestive name: Sensorama.
Operating with the 21st Group of the 9° Stormo Caccia (9th Fighters Wing) based in Grazzanise (Caserta), the Italian Air Force's AW101s (named HH-101As) are configured for Combat Search and Rescue operations (CSAR) and for support to the Special Forces.
It has won the most important international bids, with a total of 68 aircraft ordered to date: it is the Aermacchi M-346, the most advanced/lead-in fighter trainer aircraft currently produced and the only new-generation trainer optimised for the role of training pilots who fly on latest-generation high-performance military planes.