Leonardo DRS has won a $80 million contract to equip the United States Army’s M1A2 Sep v2 and Marine Corps’ M1A1 main battle tanks (MBTs) with additional Trophy active protection systems (APS).
This brings the total funded value of the program to over $200 million and will equip several more brigades with Abrams Trophy, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
Developed Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel, Trophy provides protection against anti-armor rocket and missile threats, while at the same time locating and reporting the origin of the hostile fire for immediate response.
With no extra armor weight or decrease in vehicle performance, Trophy improves the survivability of the crew and vehicle. The system uses active electronically scanned array radar to see through harsh combat conditions to provide continuous 360-degree protection for the vehicle. Once a threat is detected, the onboard computer classifies the threat.
Leonardos first M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer) production basic/advanced trainer aircraft performed its maiden flight at Venegono Superiore airport (Varese, Italy) today. The Italian Air Force, the launch customer, has a requirement for up to 45 M-345s to progressively replace 137 aging MB-339s and to become the Italian Air Forces new aerobatic team airplane
Elbit Systems and Leonardo will together develop Leonardos lightweight and mini torpedoes launching capabilities of Seagull USV (Unmanned Surface Vessel). The solution will be based on the same architecture used for airborne torpedo launching systems, the company said in a statement Thursday
Leonardos Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS), in a maritime patrol configuration, has been deployed from Lampedusa airport (Lampedusa Island) as part of the Frontex surveillance research programme to test its ability to monitor the European Unions external borders. Frontex is exploring the surveillance capability of medium-altitude, long-endurance RPAS as well as evaluating cost efficiency and endurance
Leonardo conducted the maiden flight of the latest version of its C-27J Spartan aircraft. The new C-27J is characterized by brand new avionics system, new cockpit control panels and LED aircraft lights, Leonardo said in a statement Tuesday
Leonardo has signed an 18-month contract with the NCI Agency which will see the Company continue to deliver cyber-incident detection and management capabilities. The new NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) Cyber Security Support Services (CSSS) contract provides continuity of service to the NCIRC – Full Operational Capability (FOC) contract which ends in February 2019, the company said in a statement Wednesday, Leonardo and the NCI Agency work in partnership to protect NATOs Communications and Information System (CIS) infrastructure from cyber-attacks
Leonardo has won a €180 million ($205 million) contract to supply new electronic warfare training equipment for NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (JEWCS). The company will incorporate technology from its partners Cobham and Elettronica
Leonardo has developed an upgrade for the M60A3 main battle tank (MBT). The upgrade has been tested, and it covers battle tank's armour, mobility and firepower and is being marketed as a cost-effective upgrade package, IHS Janes reported Tuesday
The UK Ministry of Defense has awarded Leonardo a £293 million ($379 million) contract to support the existing fleet of 50 Apache AH MK1 Attack Helicopters. The Apache AH MK1 Integrated Operational Support (IOS) contract will maintain the fleet until its out of service date in March 2024, the company said in a statement Thursday
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