Italys apex court has ordered a re-trial of former top executives at Leonardo-Finmeccanica over alleged irregularities in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal worth US $753 million. Indias Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested former Air Chief SP Tyagi and two others last Friday on graft charges
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has demonstrated its advanced SW-4 ‘Solo Rotary Unmanned Air System as well as its airborne sensors such as SAGE electronic warfare and Osprey E-Scan radar systems integrated using its skyISTAR mission management system at the Unmanned Warrior 2016. The airborne sensors integrated with skyISTAR mission management system supports intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, the company said in a statement Thursday
The Polish Air Force has received the first two M-346 Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) from Alenia Aermacchi. The aircraft flew in formation with the TS-11 Iskara trainers on Monday which were sent to welcome the new airframes, The Aviationist reported Tuesday
The Indian Defense Ministry is likely to release the guidelines on blacklisting norms and strategic partnerships next week. The Chapter 6, which deals with the appointment of "strategic partners" in the private sector had not be released with the Defense Procurement Procedure of 2016 until now
Poland has invited Lockheed Martins PZL Mielec, Leonardos PZL Åšwidnik and Airbus for new preliminary talks on supplying helicopters to the countrys armed forces. The three companies were also part of the previous tender for the same purpose
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has signed a contract with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to provide Vehicle Mission Systems for the Danish Armys land vehicles. Based on the Leonardo solution, developed to be fully compliant to the very latest Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA) technology, systems will be fitted on several platforms including the newly procured Piranha V APC, new Armoured Patrol Vehicles, Wisent engineering vehicles, Leopard II MBTs and CV90 IFVs, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Italys Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a long term strategic partnership in the Defence and Security market. Under the agreement, Leonardo will support PGZ with its technology and products, and PGZ will cooperate with Leonardo on industrial and logistic support activities
The Italian Coast Guard has ordered two additional AW139 aircraft from Leonardo-Finmeccanica. This latest contract will increase the customer's fleet of AW139s to twelve
AgustaWestland will set up a Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) facility in Poland alongwith two state-owned investment companies. "The National Investment Council (NIC) and the Council of State holdings (CPE) have agreed to create a high-end helicopter manufacturing plant and much of these will be for the export market
India is likely to go with Germany to buy heavy-weight torpedos for its six under-construction Scorpene submarines in a government to government deal after the MoD scrapped INR 1,800 crore (US $266 million) contract for 98 Black Shark torpedoes from Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei (WASS) on June 1,2016. French F21 from DCNS and SeaHake from German Atlas Elektronik were the two torpedoes that interested India
British exit (Brexit) could slowdown collaboration and purchases across Europe. Brexit will make European countries to scale back defense spending and also prompt companies across Europe to rethink their strategic goals
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has rolled out the first of eight Polish Air Force M-346 aircraft at Venegono-Superiore facility on Monday. The roll-out ceremony was attended by the Polish Deputy Defense Minister, Bartosz Kownacki, the State Under ecretary to the Ministry of Defence, Gioacchino Alfano, and by the Managing Director of Leonardo-Finmeccanica Aircraft, Filippo Bagnato
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