The contract of the Meltem III Program, covering the procurement of a total of 6 ATR72-600 aircraft and their modification into Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) configuration for the Turkish Navy was signed between Alenia Aermacchi S.p.A and Turkish Aerospace on July, 2012. The first ATR72-600 aircraft arrived at Turkish Aerospace's facilities on April 19, 2013.

Within the framework of the program, as main sub-contractor of Alenia, all modification activities will be carried out at Turkish Aerospace's facilities. Turkish Aerospace's work share includes Kit-A and tools manufacturing, procurement of material and support equipment, structural and electrical modification, assembly, test, Ground Flight Support and Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) activities.