10 December 1981: Assigned to the 2 ° MARISTAELI Group Catania the first AB 212 ASW helicopter

(To Marina Militare)

The ASW version of the modern Agusta Bell AB-212 helicopter begins its career at the Navy operating units.

A true workhorse of the Squadra Navale, present in every mission and with every possible role, from anti-submarine hunting to amphibious assault, from anti-ship attack to civil protection operation, this successful machine, acquired over time in exemplary 68, is still in action in view of the deserved rotation with the very modern SH90.