Leonardo has delivered two King Air 350ER Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) to the Navy of an unspecified African nation. "Leonardo has revealed that two King Air 350ERs, equipped as Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), have gone into service with an African Navy following their delivery by the Company, which acted as prime contractor and systems integrator for the aircraft," the company said in a statement Monday
Leonardo delivered the first two C-27J military transport aircraft at a ceremony in Nairobi on Thursday. The handover ceremony was presided over by the Kenyan President, Leonardo posted on its Twitter account
Leonardo has signed a contract with Lynwood (Schweiz) AG of Switzerland to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG (Kopter) maker of SH09, a single engine helicopter “This move allows Leonardo to strengthen its worldwide leadership in the rotorcraft sector; leveraging innovation, new capabilities and engineering skills which have been developed by the young Swiss Company,” a Leonardo statement said. Kopters SH09, a new single engine helicopter, is a perfect fit for Leonardos state of the art product range offering opportunities for future technological developments
Leonardo has signed a contract with Indonesian company PT Len Industri (Persero) to provide a RAT 31 DL/M radar system for the Indonesian Air Force (IAF). The IAF will operate the radar to strengthen the air defence system of the Republic of Indonesia
Leonardos new Falco Xplorer multi-senor strategic surveillance drone, considered a competitor to the General Atomics Grey Eagle drone, undertook its maiden flight in Italy. Not subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions and meeting the criteria for a Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) class II, Falco Xplorer is readily exportable around the world, a Leonardo release said
The US Navy has awarded Leonardo $176.47 million to supply 32 TH-73A helicopters and related support
Leonardo has demonstrated its new M-40 target drone against MBDA-made Mistral surface-to-air missile, in Italy. "Leonardo has concluded a series of flights with its M-40 target drone as part of a trials campaign in Italy
Leonardo's new Osprey 50 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar equipped on a B200 King Air has completed its first flight test in the UK. The new radar is a larger-aperture variant of Leonardo's Osprey surveillance radar
Leonardo UK has demonstrated a new radar receiver, warner technology as part of its development work for the Tempest project, the future combat jet project in which the UK, Italy and Sweden are working together. In a laboratory demonstration for the UK MoD and other Team Tempest partners, the new sensor demonstrated a direction finding performance of four times what is possible with typical radar warning receiver while being just 1/10th the size of a standard system
A mid-air collision between two helicopters
Kuwait will become the first country to own Eurofighter jets equipped with E-Scan (Captor-E CAESAR) Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar when it receives the jet next year. Twenty-Eight Eurofighter jets were purchased by Kuwait in 2016 for $8
Leonardo has netted Bangladeshs air surveillance radar contract with the company agreeing to supply Kronos LAND radars to the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF), on Tuesday. The agreement was announced by the Italian firm at the ongoing Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) exhibition in Manama, Bahrain
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