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 announced the signing of a contract with Italys Guardia di Finanza (Italian law enforcement agency) for the production of 22 new generation AW169M twin-engine helicopters. The contract includes a comprehensive support and training package which could be further extended with optional services valued at an additional $112
Leonardo has teamed up with the South Korea (SK)-based LIG Nex1 to bid together to carry out IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) upgrade to the latest ‘Mode 5 standard on aircraft operated by the SK Armed Forces. IFF is central to military operations as it allows armed forces to recognise friends and identify potential hostiles
Leonardo signed a contract with the German Federal Office in charge of defence acquisitions, to provide seven OTO 76/62 Super Rapid Naval Gun systems that will equip the new K130 corvettes of the German Navy. The contract also includes training and spare parts supply
Leonardo has completed series of successful test flights of its Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) in Bulgaria. The flight campaign was to validate a package of upgrades that extends the endurance and operational range of the platform for overland and maritime missions
Russian units operating the S-400 air defence system will receive the 40N6 advanced long-range surface-to-air missile which was recently has been accepted for service in the Russian Army. "The 40N6 long-range missile has been accepted for service
The Portuguese Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected Leonardos AW119Kx as its new multirole single engine helicopter to meet its future operational requirements. The Portuguese Air Force is set to take delivery of five aircraft with an option for a further two units
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
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