Leonardo has recently received a contract for the avionics and engine upgrade of five Lynx Mk95 helicopters currently in service with the Portuguese Navy.
The contract is expected to be signed in the coming few weeks. The company made the announcement at Farnborough International Air Show Wednesday.
Portuguese Navy operates five Super Lynx helicopters purchased in 1990. Two of these helicopters were refurbished in May 2015, while a third that was retired has been brought back to service.
The helicopters carry out anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, maritime interdiction, search and rescue, medical evacuation, and general utility roles mainly from Portugal's Vasco da Gama-class and Bartolomeu Dias-class frigates.
They are fitted with the RDR-1500B search and surveillance radar, AN/AQS-18V dipping sonar, a rescue hoist, and can be armed with the Mk46 Mod 5 torpedo and a door-mounted M3M 12.7x99 mm machine gun.
Leonardo-Finmeccanica, partnered with Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security (EBS) as “Team Skytale”, has been chosen as preferred bidder by the UK Ministry of Defence to upgrade the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems on more than 400 operational platforms. In 2020, the UK will be switching over to the new Mode 5 IFF standard, the latest version of the system which is being introduced by NATO
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has won a contract to supply two Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft, including their mission systems and sensor load-outs, for an African customer. The aircraft will be equipped with the companys ATOS (airborne tactical observation and surveillance) mission system and a suite of sensors including the Leonardo Seaspray AESA surveillance radar, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponder and interrogator, Link 11 datalink and an integrated mission management system
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Leonardo-Finmeccanicas AW189s Full Ice Protection System (FIPS) clearing the way for the aircraft to operate in full icing conditions. The EASA certification comes after three years of flight trials in Northern Europe and North America, during the winter months, to gather data and test the effectiveness of the system which includes electrically heated main and tail rotor blades, heated windscreens and an ice detection system
Portuguese ministry of national defense has granted permission to acquire 35 medium armored tactical vehicles and 12 medium unprotected tactical vehicles to strengthen the armys tactical information and communications system. The vehicles to be acquired were identified as essential for the construction of command and ground control capability, providing the Army's tactical information and communications system with a degree of ground tactical mobility and light armored protection, the ministry announced Monday
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