Saab will take part in an EU funded preparatory action project called OCEAN2020, to demonstrate technologies for enhanced situational awareness in a naval environment using unmanned systems.
The project consists of a consortium representing 15 EU Member States, lead by Leonardo.
During 2018-2020, two live demonstrations will be arranged. The first is scheduled to be held off the Italian Mediterranean coast in 2019, with the second live demonstration in the Baltic Sea during 2020. Saab, with the support of the Swedish Navy, will coordinate the live demonstration to be held in the Baltic Sea.
“There will be several manned and unmanned assets participating in each of the live demonstrations. Saab is contributing with a configuration of the 9LV naval Combat Management System, with interfaces to other participating parties and assets, including unmanned systems from Saab,” says Katarina Björklund, Vice President Group Strategy, Saab. “Various assets from several different companies and institutes will form a system of systems and together provide a Recognised Maritime Picture.”
The EU intends to launch a European Defence Research Programme (EDRP) with a proposed budget of €500 million per year. The aim is to improve the competitiveness and innovation in the European defence industry and to stimulate cooperation amongst Member States and industry. The Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR), will test the infrastructure and the ability of the industry for such cooperation. This project is the biggest project funded by the calls announced under the EU Preparatory Action on Defence Research.
Leonardo has been awarded the first European Defence Founds initiative, OCEAN2020, to boost Europe's defence capabilities, issued by the European Union under the ‘Preparatory Action on Defence Research programme. OCEAN2020 will see unmanned platforms of different type (fixed wing, rotary wing, surface and underwater) integrated with naval units command and control centres, allowing for data exchange via satellite, with command and control centres on land
The Leonardo, Top Aces and Inzpire team, named Red Aces, has been down-selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to compete for a contract to meet the Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) capability. Team Red Aces is creating an industry-leading solution to provide a safe, highly representative live air support service to the British Armed Forces and its allies
Leonardo and Nozomi Networks, the leader in real-time cybersecurity and operational visibility for industrial control systems (ICS), have partnered to implement the safety of industrial control systems and critical infrastructure, with the help of deep network visibility, non-intrusive monitoring and continuous threat detection. The partnership will provide Nozomi Networks deep network visibility, non-intrusive monitoring and continuous threat detection capabilities to enhance Leonardos comprehensive Cyber Protection Program for Industrial and Critical National Infrastructures (CNI)
Leonardos AWHERO remotely piloted helicopter will achieve certification next year as flight trials activities continue with the existing test aircraft. Two new prototypes are being assembled at Leonardos fully owned company Sistemi Dinamici plant in Pisa (Italy), the press release states
Saab and Avioniq Awareness Sweden AB are teaming to jointly promote Avioniqs threat evaluation system, Rattlesnake, with Saabs offering of Air and Airborne Command and Control Systems. Saabs range of products for Air and Airborne Command and Control, including 9Air and 9Airborne, are the fully scalable systems of preference to take Air Warfare information superiority to a higher level, providing superior tactical capabilities and outstanding operational support, control for all missions, air forces and operations
Leonardo is exhibiting its mobile Electronic Warfare (EW) range capability service, which the company is offering to the Kuwaiti Air Force through its local in-country subsidiary, at the Kuwait Aviation Show, held from January 17-20. The ‘EW Mobile Range will allow Kuwaiti pilots to test their aircraft against realistic representative threats in live exercises, using emitter equipment to simulate radio frequency (RF), InfraRed (IR) and laser threats
Saab has established a new development centre – the Saab Technology Centre (STC) – in Tampere, Finland, with a focus on Electronic Warfare (EW). The unit contributes to deliveries for Saab´s current EW contracts for fighter aircraft, including Gripen E/F, the EW system for Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft, and the Electronic Support Measures/Electronic Intelligence systems (ESM/ELINT) used for land applications
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