Leonardo today opened a training facility in Lincoln, UK to educate defence technical specialists within the Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) domain. An example of the type of training imparted at the Academy is to train UK MoD personnel to protect platforms against the high-tech threat radar systems that they may face in operational theatres such as Syria, a Leonardo press release said
The thermal imaging technology, developed by Leonardo in the UK, is being offered to the British Army as part of Team Challenger 2s bid, led by BAE Systems, to upgrade the Armys Main Battle Tank. Also known as ‘electro-optic technology, the thermal imaging system will help British troops identify potential threats and move undetected in hostile situations, while also shaving valuable seconds off reaction times, which can make the difference between mission success and failure
Leonardo has confirmed that has received an advance payment out of the Euro 3 billion deal to supply 28 NH-90 military helicopters to the Gulf nation. Leonardo signed the contract on March 14, 2018 for the supply of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine military helicopters to the Ministry of Defense of Qatar
Leonardo and an Italian polytechnic, Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) will collaborate on developing technologies for reducing noise and vibration besides reducing pilot workload. The goal of the programme is to demonstrate a significant vibration and internal noise reduction, through the coordinated use of passive and active systems
Leonardo has entered partnerships with L3 Technologies and Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems (Ultra) to offer a complete Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) acoustic system based on Leonardos new lightweight ULISSES (Ultra-LIght SonicS Enhanced System) processor. Leonardo will offer an integrated system comprising ULISSES and either a dipping sonar provided by L3 or sonobuoys provided by Ultra, or a combination of both
Leonardo signed a collaboration agreement with Italy to strengthen the training services already offered by the Italian Air Forces 61st Wing and will establish an all new “International Flight Training School” (IFTS) to support military pilot training. Leonardos CEO, Alessandro Profumo, and the Italian Air Force Chief of Staff, Lt
SEonSE (Smart Eyes on the SEas), Leonardos geospatial maritime security platform, has gone live, the firm announced during the on-going Farnborough International Airshow on July 17. With the use of cloud computing and of advanced big data analysis models, SEonSE makes it possible to access in real-time, even from tablets or smartphones, customised information on what happens at sea, the companys press statement says
Leonardo has won a contract to deliver its ‘Miysis Directed InfraRed CounterMeasure (DIRCM) systems to a Middle Eastern customer. The DIRCM protects aircraft from advanced heat-seeking missiles confusing their targeting sensors
At Farnborough Air Show 2018, Leonardo will unveil a new Electronic Warfare (EW) communications intelligence (COMINT) product, called ‘Spider for the eight Radio Frequency (RF) antennas contained within the system. Spider is able to intercept and analyse enemy communications in real time
Leonardo will unveil the latest in its portfolio of electronically-scanning (E-Scan) radars, the Grifo-E at Farnborough Air Show 2018 to be held this month. The Grifo-E is the evolution of the well-received Grifo (M-scan) fire control radar for fighter aircraft, which has seen more than 450 units flying with six air forces
Seven North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allies signed a Letter of Intent on Multinational Cooperation for the Provision of Maritime Battle Decisive Munitions (MBDM) in Brussels during the NATO Summit (11 and 12 July 2018). The plan covers a broad range of munition types, including surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles, torpedoes, and gun shells, NATO said in a press statement Wednesday
Leonardo has signed a 44 million euros (US$ 51 million) contract to supply an ATR 72MP aircraft to the Italian Customs Police and provide associated logistics support and training services. The contract was awarded following a European tender and includes options which would bring the total value up to 250 million euros (US$290 million)
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