The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare, or AM) is the air force of the Italian Republic. It has held a prominent role in modern Italian military history. Its aerobatic display team is the Frecce Tricolori.
... The Air Force activated the 7024th Special Activities Squadron at NAS Sigonella in May 1982 as a primary point of contact and liaison with Lelio Lagorio the Italian Minister of Defence regarding initial site ... A few of the old buildings were refurbished and used by the USAF or the Italian Air Force, but most were demolished carefully, because of the large amount of World War II unexploded ordnance, a new base ... for the 1983 summer arrival of the United States Air Force 487th Combat Support Group ...
... Maurizio Cheli (born 4 May 1959) is an Italian air force officer, a European Space Agency astronaut and a veteran of one NASA space shuttle mission ... A native of Modena, Cheli attended the Italian Air Force Academy and trained as a test pilot at the Empire Test Pilots' School, England, being awarded the McKenna Trophy as the best student on his course ... He then trained with the United States Air Force and was selected as an astronaut candidate by the European Space Agency in 1992 ...
... 17º Stormo Incursori the raiders corp of Italian Air Force ... raids on aeronautical compounds, forward air control, combat controlling, and combat search and rescue ... the A.D.R.A Arditi Distruttori Regia Aeronautica (Royal Air Force Brave Destroyers), a corp of WW2 ...
... Varin - French Air Force France 1963 - - P ... Ashoka - Indian Air Force India 1964 - - M.W ... Buss - US Air Force USA 1965 - - S.C ...
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