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In the 1980s, the “Mangusta” Program represented a fundamental opportunity for developing the line of helicopters’ role equipment, now evolved in multiple variants qualified on a wide range of platforms in service in many countries.


As an integrated project of a pure military platform, Mangusta’s greater complexity demanded a significant step forward compared to previous AEREA experience in developing the “Defense Conversion System” (DCS) kits of components dedicated to weaponization of helicopters otherwise available in their utility version, such as MBB’s BO-105.

Within the framework of the AW129 program, we perfected the design of our lightweight electro-mechanical gravityrelease unit and the modular structure of our 7- and 19- tube rocket launchers, laying the foundations for families of products still current today.
Thanks to the growth potential embedded in the original projects, we succeeded in supporting the evolution of the T129 “ATAK” variant, a joint effort of Leonardo Helicopters Division and Turkish Aerospace.