Case History

There are few examples of a long-lasting history of success.

As a testament to our company's achievement and capability, EA has been selected as a supplier for the two most important European military programs within the last 50 years: the Multi-Role Combat Aircraft, Tornado ( and the European Fighter Aircraft, Eurofighter Typhoon ( In addition, EA is also involved in the F-35 program.

Closely linked with these three programs, the Italian Air Force represents the end-user and an important customer for Elettronica Aster. The ITAF successfully deploys and employs many EA-produced pieces of equipment and systems-both within and outside Italy.

Additionally, EA has always been a respected supplier to NSPA, the NATO agency responsible for military supplies and maintenance. The cooperation between NSPA and EA includes homeland security activities for NATO-dedicated Italian military sites.

Furthermore, EA has a strong presence in the Far East, witnessed by a mutually beneficial and trusted relationship with the most important Indian aerospace company, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (Bangalore and Lucknow divisions).


Elettronica Aster is part of a Consortium assigned with the responsibility for the Terrain Following Radar equipping the MCRA Tornado aircraft (TFR), specifically as the manufacturer of the antenna receiver (LRU8). Over 800 production units have been successfully delivered to this tri-national program, and more were produced for export campaigns (RKSA).


In 1992, EA purchased Nardi's hydraulic business and a design and qualification contract for the actuation systems and several other hydraulic accessories for the HAL Advanced Light Helicopter program ("ALH").


Elettronica Aster proudly shows a long and successful history of collaboration with the Italian Air Force as a trusted product and service supplier. Fixed and rotary wing MRO services, starting with the F-104, continuing through the still operative Tornado, the Eurofighter, and the last generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, are part of the EA consolidated experience.


Elettronica Aster is proud to participate in the F-35 program.