L-3 Communications and Alenia Aermacchi, announced today that the companies are committed to meeting the needs of the Commonwealth of Australia with the C-27J Spartan medium airlifter.
The two companies offer a Battlefield Airlifter (BFA) solution that will complement Australia’s tactical airlift fleet with operating efficiency and durability that keeps the aircraft viable for decades.
The Battlefield Airlifter program is a key component in the RAAF’s transformation of its fixed-wing fleet.
To support the future force, the Battlefield Airlifter must be a multifunctional aircraft, able to perform logistical re-supply, medevac, troop movement, airdrop operations and humanitarian assistance.
The C-27J is equipped to address each of these mission requirements.
“The C-27J allows the Commonwealth of Australia to perform its Battlefield Airlift missions with maximum interoperability with its existing fleet and its international partners,” said John McNellis, corporate senior vice president and president of L-3 Integrated Systems Group.
Giuseppe Giordo, chief executive officer of Alenia Aermacchi and head of Finmeccanica’s Aeronautics sector said “beyond delivering the capability, we are committed to a long term and value added relationship with the Commonwealth that will enable them to operate and maintain the capability autonomously throughout its service life.