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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Autopilot Systems for Second Series of U212A Submarines

Avio has signed a contract with the Naval Division of the Fincantieri Company for the development and manufacture of two Autopilot systems for the second series of U212 A submarines, destined for the Italian Navy.

Thanks to this contract, worth about EUR 6 million, the overall number of U212 autopilot systems for Avio has risen to eight: four already supplied to the German Navy and two to the Italian Navy for the first construction lot.

In this order, some modernisation has also been included with respect to the previous version.

Production will begin this year – March is envisaged; the working team involved in the project will be that of Naval Automation at the Rivalta di Torino industrial site.

The two U212A submarines will be delivered to the Italian Navy, respectively, in 2015 and 2016.

It is foreseen that Avio deliver the first autopilot in March 2013, and the second by 2014. These will then pass to the shipyard test sessions.

The Avio Group is a leader in the aerospace sector. Founded in 1908, it is present in Italy and abroad (the USA, Poland, Holland, Germany, France and French Guyana) with 11 industrial facilities, and has over 5,500 employees. Company revenues in 2008 were EUR 1.7 bn. The Group operates in 4 main business areas, in both the civil and military fields: Aeronautical, Space, MRO and Services, and Marine and Aeroderivative.