Inspector of Polish Air Force visits Italy to evaluate a collaboration on F-35 program

Poland Italy F35 cooperation
Inspector of the Polish Air Force visits the Italian Air Force 32nd Wing in Amendola, southern Italy.

The Inspector of the Polish Air Force, Maj. Gen. Pil. Jacek Pszczola, made an intense working visit to Italy, at the invitation of the Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force, Lt. Gen. Alberto Rosso, from June 29 to July 2.

The activity was mainly focused on the F-35 and was managed in collaboration between the Italian Air Force and the General Secretariat of Defense/DNA and also involved the aerospace company Leonardo. During the visit, the Polish delegation had the opportunity to visit both the FACO (Final Assembly & Check-Out) in Cameri and the 32° Stormo (32nd Wing) in Amendola.

Poland Italy F35 cooperation

In Cameri the guests were able to appreciate the great capabilities of the production site that were introduced to them by the top management of Leonardo Aircraft Division, becoming aware of the wide opportunities for collaboration/cooperation related to the JSF Program, of which Poland will soon become a User.

In Amendola, the delegation was received by the Commander of the 32° Stormo, Colonel Roberto Massarotto, who showed them the operational capabilities achieved by the unit and the many infrastructural innovations introduced in recent years, including the refurbishment of the entire main runway, the completion of the secondary runway and the related STOVL (Short Take Off Vertical Landing) area for the F-35B aircraft.

Poland Italy F35 cooperation

The Polish officers also visited the F-35A and F-35B multirole fighters assigned to the 13° Gruppo (13th Flight Group), the maintenance hangar, the Tool Room for the management of the AGE - the maintenance equipment for the ground support of the F- 35 - and the GRIFUS system which is an innovative concealed refueling system. The visit concluded with a session dedicated to the operational use of the aircraft.

Written by Matteo Sanzani
Source, Images: Italian Air Force

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