Leonardo carried out a demonstration dropping paratroopers from an ATR 42/72 MP.
On September 6, the Italian manufacturer Leonardo announced trials had been conducted in July launching paratroopers and dummies from an ATR 42/72 MP. The mission was carried out using a door installed at the rear of the cabin. Meanwhile, Leonardo conducted trials for recovery procedures during an emergency situations. “The ATR 42/72 MP multi-mission aircraft adds a new capability to its current range of missions including patrol, search and rescue, passenger and cargo transport, medevac and troop transport”, states Leonardo.
Equipped with multiple sensors, the ATR 42/72 MP carries Leonardo’s ATOS system (Airborne Tactical Observation and Surveillance) which provides in-depth situational awareness to the operators.