Tata HAL Technologies will deliver a complete optimised structural design, engineering, manufacturing and certification documents for the aircraft fuselage inclusive of the vertical fin in two separate phases. Piaggio Aero’s Multirole Patrol Aircraft (MPA) is the evolution of the company’s P180 Avanti II multi-utility aircraft, which is newly designed to make it uniquely capable of surveillance, law enforcement and security missions. The MPA’s main features include an enhanced airframe, increased maximum take-off weight, additional fuel tanks and a new aerodynamic configuration and a reinforced wing providing an increased surface and higher aspect ratio.
Eligio Trombetta, GM at Piaggio Aero Industries said, “With the MPA, we were looking at meeting the market need for technological solution for land, coastal, maritime and offshore security. Engineering the new MPA aircraft requires the ability to meet stringent weight targets in an aggressive timeline for design modifications.”