Leonardo and Thales today demonstrated their missile warning and protection system as part of the SALT (Surface-to-Air Launch Trial) hosted by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) in Sweden in which both companies invested in the integration of the system. The latest-generation protective system consisted of a Leonardo Miysis Directed Infra-Red Counter-Measure (DIRCM) system and Thales Elix-IR multi-function Threat Warning System (TWS), integrated through Leonardos Defensive Aids Suite (DAS) Controller, an advanced electronic warfare computer
Italy and Leonardo submitted their offer to the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence on October in response to the recent Request for Proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of eight fighter aircraft to replace their ageing Mig fleet. The Italian offer is based on the supply to the Bulgarian Air Force of used Tranche 1 Eurofighter Typhoons from the Italian Air Force and includes also the option for the delivery of newly built aircraft as requested by Bulgaria
A Boeing-Saab partnership has won $9.2 billion contract for the United States Air Force Advanced Pilot Training aircraft and ground-based training systems beating Lockheed-KAI consortium and Leonardo DRS
The Taiwan Army is to build a helicopter base for Apache, Bell Super Cobra Helicopters in Taitung County and Taichung for rapid response in case of a surprise attack by China. Attack helicopters such as Boeing AH-64E Apaches and Bell AH-1W Super Cobras, are to be stationed at Fong Nian Air Force Base, an unnamed official told
A Chinese research institute has announced the development of a ‘quantum radar, which might eventually be able to detect stealth aircraft from great distances. Developed by the Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology in Jiangsu province, the radar is able to detect and track targets more than 100 kilometers away, Sun Jun, head of the institute's Intelligent Detection Technology Laboratory, told China Daily in an exclusive interview
The United States Air Force (USAF) selected the MH-139, based on the Leonardo AW139 and offered by Boeing as prime contractor, to replace its fleet of UH-1N “Huey” helicopters in a deal worth $2.4 billion for 84 helicopters
Leonardo and South African Paramount Group signed a letter of intent (LOI) today to develop a weaponized version of the M-345 trainer jet for the African market. Leonardo and the Paramount Group signed a Letter of Intent during the “Africa Aerospace & Defence” exhibition held in Pretoria
Leonardo has announced a program to upgrade the C-27J Spartan military tactical transport aircraft with avionics, communication and winglets. The new C-27J baseline configuration will be characterized by a brand new avionics system
Leonardo today opened a training facility in Lincoln, UK to educate defence technical specialists within the Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) domain. An example of the type of training imparted at the Academy is to train UK MoD personnel to protect platforms against the high-tech threat radar systems that they may face in operational theatres such as Syria, a Leonardo press release said
The thermal imaging technology, developed by Leonardo in the UK, is being offered to the British Army as part of Team Challenger 2s bid, led by BAE Systems, to upgrade the Armys Main Battle Tank. Also known as ‘electro-optic technology, the thermal imaging system will help British troops identify potential threats and move undetected in hostile situations, while also shaving valuable seconds off reaction times, which can make the difference between mission success and failure
Leonardo has confirmed that has received an advance payment out of the Euro 3 billion deal to supply 28 NH-90 military helicopters to the Gulf nation. Leonardo signed the contract on March 14, 2018 for the supply of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine military helicopters to the Ministry of Defense of Qatar
Leonardo and an Italian polytechnic, Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) will collaborate on developing technologies for reducing noise and vibration besides reducing pilot workload. The goal of the programme is to demonstrate a significant vibration and internal noise reduction, through the coordinated use of passive and active systems
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