Oct 2, 2015
Italy's first AEW-roled G550 nears delivery
Pictured during a stop at Shannon airport in Ireland on 30 September, the aircraft – which carries a temporary US registration – had been flown from Gulfstream’s Savannah facility in Georgia, and later departed for Tel Aviv. Israel Aerospace Industries’ Elta Systems business unit is responsible for the integration of its AEW radars and other mission equipment.
The Italian air force is to follow Israel and Singapore in operating the AEW-adapted G550. Lead is scheduled for delivery on 15 October.