Leonardo and the Australian Ministry of Defence have agreed to establish a helicopter transmission repair and overhaul facility in Melbourne capable of servicing MRH Taipan, foreign NH90 and certain civil helicopter main gear boxes. Planned to be set up into an existing facility of Leonardo and to commence operation in mid-2020, the centre will employ at least 12 technical staff for 30 years or more
The first full scale model of the European Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft (MALE RPAS) was unveiled today during a ceremony held at the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show, at Schönefeld airport. First unmanned aerial system designed for flight in non-segregated airspace, its characteristics will include mission modularity for operational superiority in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, both wide area and in-theatre, Dassault said in a statement Wednesday
Fincantieri has delivered the seventh of a series of 10 FREMM vessels, “Federico Martinengo” to the Italian Navy. The FREMM program – Multi Mission European Frigates has been commissioned to Fincantieri as part of the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation)
Leonardo, with the support of the UKs 847 Naval Air Squadron, presented its AW159 Wildcat helicopter to Malaysias Armed Forces at Royal Malaysian Navy Base Lumut and Leonardo Helicopters facility at Subang Airport, near Kuala Lumpur last week. The two AW159 Wildcatsare part of the French Navys five month amphibious deployment, Exercise Jeanne dArc, to the Middle East, Asia and South Pacific and are embarked on the helicopter assault ship FS Dixmude to provide a battlefield reconnaissance capability to the deployed forces
Leonardos new Mirach-40 (M-40) drone has been authorised for operational use by the Italian Directorate of Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA), as the national Military Airworthiness Authority (MAA). The M-40 is now ready for operations under a 3-year target drone service contract from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), which commenced in January 2018, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Leonardo announced Monday that the Government of Pakistan will introduce into service an undisclosed number of additional AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility, passenger transport and emergency medical service operations across the nation
Leonardo today at the FIDAE exhibition in Chile announced a contract to provide a defensive aids suite (DAS) for the British Armys new fleet of Apache AH-64E helicopters. Under related contracts from the UK MOD and Boeing, Leonardo will integrate sensors and countermeasures to ensure that UK Apaches remain amongst the best protected attack helicopters in the world
Leonardo announced today the signature of the grant agreement for OCEAN2020, a project related to the initiative to boost Europe's defence research under the European Defence Fund. "OCEAN2020 will make it possible to promote technological research in a sector of great interest and relevance for Europe and for the Mediterranean area in particular, such as maritime safety,” said Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo
Leonardo has begun deliveries of its new ‘BriteCloud decoy to the UKs Royal Air Force for combat missions following the Ministry of Defences formal go-ahead for the new technology. The drinks-can-sized countermeasure, which protects fighter jets from modern radar-guided missiles, will be available for use by Tornado GR4 crews in the near future The RAF will be the first air force in the world to field this new protective technology
Leonardo and the Armament Inspectorate of the Polish MoD have signed a contract to supply four additional M-346 Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) that will join the Polish Air Forces existing fleet of eight aircraft by 2020. The contract, worth more than 115 million euro, includes a support package
The Leonardo, Top Aces and Inzpire team, named Red Aces, has been down-selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to compete for a contract to meet the Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) capability. Team Red Aces is creating an industry-leading solution to provide a safe, highly representative live air support service to the British Armed Forces and its allies
Qatar has signed a contract for the purchase of 28 NH90 military helicopters worth more than Euro 3 Billion during DIMDEX 2018 exhibition in Qatar. The agreement, which includes 16 NH90s in tactical transport configuration and 12 NH90s in naval configuration, will support the countrys plan to modernise their military helicopter fleet
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