The Italian Air Force took delivery of initial two of four Leonardo P-72A maritime patrol aircraft ordered from Leonardo. Four aircraft based on the ATR Aircraft ATR 72 air platform were purchased in 2008. Last two aircraft will be supplied in 2017. The contract also included support services.

They are equipped with Leonardo ATOS mission system, FLIR Systems Star Safire HD electro-optical sensor, Leonardo Seaspray 7300 surveillance radar system and Elettronica ELT800V2 electronic warfare system. They can be armed with lightweight torpedoes.

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