Cagliari, September 28 - 29, 2023

Truppo Andrea

Italian National Armament Director representative to the UE

Andrea TRUPPO is an Italian Air Force Colonel. He joined the Italian Air Force Academy in 1990 as a Pilot Officer Cadet.
He has two University degrees in Aeronautical Science (Federico II University Naples) and Political Science (Trieste University).
He went through the ENJJPT (Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training) at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Once graduated as Fighter Pilot he started the operational conversion on the F104 on which he flew more than 1500 flying hours including some flying operations over Kosovo in the 1999.
In 1999 he graduated as Flight Safety Officer and Accident Investigation in the USA.
He became a Qualified Flying and Weapon Instructor in 2000. In 2004 he converted on the Eurofighter Typhoon as Pilot Instructor at the Operational Conversion Unit in Grosseto Air Force Base.

In 2005 he attended the Crew Resource Management Course in the USA and graduated as CRM Instructor and Human Factor specialist.
He was appointed as Wing Safety Officer and then Crew Resource Management Instructor.
In 2005 he became Chief for wing operation and after 2 years Squadron Commander. He flew almost one thousand hours on Typhoon.
In 2011 he attended the Italian Defence College (ISSMI) and Master in International Strategic Studies (Roma 3 University).
From 2012 to 2019 he has been in charge of the Italian Typhoon Programme Office within the Italian Air Staff.
He was involved in the Typhoon Export Team for Kuwait and Tempest Team for the Future Combat Air System with UK and Sweden.
From 2019 to 2021 he has been appointed as General Manager of the Joint International Programme Office (Kuwait Eurofighter Programme).
Since 2021 he works in Brussels as Italian National Armament Director representative to the UE.