Leonardo has delivered the first of 16 AW101 all-weather search and rescue helicopters the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security. The aircraft departed Leonardos Yeovil facility on November 17th for Sola Air Base in southern Norway where the aircraft will enter a period of Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) before entering service with the Royal Norwegian Air Force in 2018, the company said in a statement Monday
Leonardo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Defence Technology Institute (DTI) of Thailand covering technology transfer and the establishment of helicopter maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) capabilities in the country, should the AW101 aircraft be ordered for use by the Police, Army, Air Force and Navy. The MoU was signed by Colonel Tawiwat Veeraklaew, Acting Director General of the Defence Technology Institute (DTI), and Brian McEachen, Head of Region - Asia & Oceania at Leonardo Helicopters Division, at the Defense & Security 2017 exhibition being held in Bangkok 6th to 9th November, the company said in a statement...
The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) will set up a technical team to evaluate several types of maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) following government approval of the purchase of the surveillance aircraft as announced in the 2018 Budget recently. The technical team will analyse several aspects of the contender's aircraft and choose the best option which fits the RMAF requirements, RMAF Chief, Gen Tan Sri Affendi Buang was quoted as saying by
South Korea plans to purchase 12 anti-submarine warfare helicopters for $780 million of which it wants the foreign contract to part with technology or other benefits worth $400 million. "(We) plan to push for an offset package with the size of around $400 million," the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) was quoted by
The joint venture a4ESSOR (Alliance for European Secure SOftware defined Radio) has been awarded a contract by OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière dARmement) to start a new phase of the ESSOR programme, called ESSOR Operational Capability 1 (OC1). The ESSOR OC1 phase aims to enhance the operational capabilities of the ESSOR High Data Rate Waveform (HDR WF), developed in the previous phase of the ESSOR programme, in order to meet the requirements of the battlefield with secure, high capacity land tactical communications, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Leonardo announced Wednesday that the government of Queensland in Australia placed an order for two Agusta Westland AW139 helicopters. The rotorcraft are expected to aid in the country's ability to respond with additional medical services and to conduct search and rescue missions on land or sea
Leonardo has signed two contracts to provide Air Traffic Control (ATC systems) for Somalia and Sudan, the company announced today at the African Air Show 2017 in Accra, Ghana. The first contract was signed in Montreal with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on behalf of the Federal Government of Somalia
Leonardo, working in partnership with the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency), has completed the rollout of its cyber monitoring and response service to a number of additional NATO headquarters. The service, called NATO Cyber Incident Response Capability – Full Operational Capability (NCIRC-FOC), sees a combined Leonardo and NCI Agency staff of around 200 computer security experts provide a rapid-response cyber defence capability, around the clock, to more than 70,000 NATO users around the world
Leonardo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hanwha Systems of South to jointly provide avionics and mission systems for the Republic of Koreas defence aviation projects and other international customers. The agreement will initially see the two companies working together to develop and deliver targeting systems
Leonardo has been selected through a competitive procurement as the provider of up to 31 Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) by the US Navy to equip Department of Navy installations. In more details, Leonardos subsidiary, Selex ES Inc
Leonardo is presenting its M60 tank overhaul and upgrade programme at the first edition of the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) in Manama, Bahrain. The proposed upgrade for the M60A3 will integrates a new 120/45 mm main gun with a state-of-the-art Fire Control System (FCS), modern protection systems and an enhanced power system
Leonardo DRS has won $42 million contract to develop counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) to protect US Army soldiers from enemy drones. This contract follows an earlier award for similar prototype capabilities, and is worth up to $42 million, the company said in a statement Tuesday
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