Leonardo has signed contracts worth more than 100 million Euros with Airbus to provide avionics maintenance for both German and Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon fleets.
These contracts will cover all repairs estimated to arise in the next 5 years. The service covers all equipment, directly or indirectly, where Leonardo is the design authority. This includes the majority of the Typhoon’s avionic suite including the radar, IRST sensor and defensive aids suite. The five year contracts will see Leonardo supporting the Spanish Ejército del Aire and German Luftwaffe Typhoon jets in partnership with Airbus and Eurofighter, the company said in a statement Monday.
The contracts with Germany and Spain follow the establishment of arrangements tailored to Typhoon partner nations Italy and the UK.
The Italian Air Force was the first Eurofighter Typhoon user to procure an availability-based maintenance service arrangement in 2008, developing the Avionic Maintenance Centre (CMA) model with Leonardo. CMA sees support provided at the Air Force’s Typhoon base of operations, and provides a guaranteed turnaround time for Typhoon maintenance.
The Italian Air Force recently renewed the contract. In 2016, Leonardo joined BAE Systems under the TyTAN (Typhoon Total Availability Enterprise) initiative, with the two companies agreeing to support UK Typhoons for the next 10 years.
The company provides more than 60 percent of the avionics for the Typhoon and leads the consortia responsible for providing the aircraft’s radar and infrared search and track (IRST) sensors and its electronic warfare defensive aid suite.
Leonardo has displayed for the first time the M-346FA Fighter Attack version of its M-346 trainer that will be equipped with a variant of the Grifo multi-mode fire control radar. The aircraft can be equipped with a variety of missiles, cannons and guided bombs making it an ideal light attack aircraft
Leonardo has unveiled its new Gabbiano TS Ultra-Light (UL) surveillance radar integrated onto the companys ‘Hero mini unmanned rotorcraft. The system will be on display at the Paris Airshow Le Bourget 2017
Leonardo has opened its AW101 Norway Training Centre that includes a new AW101 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) which will support the training of the country's aircrew. Having been opened at Stavanger Sola Airport, the center also supports other AW101 customers, the company announced Tuesday
Vector Aerospace Corp has begun service on a contract signed with the Pakistan Navy that will see the return to refurbish three Leonardo Helicopters (ex-Westland) Sea Kings. The refurbishment work required to bring the aircraft back to flying condition along with configuring the helicopters to the Pakistani Navy mission specifications will take place at the companys Fleetlands facility in Gosport, Hampshire, UK
Leonardo has launched the new version of its BriteCloud decoy for fast jets, called BriteCloud 218, following trials with Danish F-16 fighter aircraft. BriteCloud is a compact radio-frequency device that is launched by a fast-jet pilot when facing attack from radar-guided missiles
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 has won a £40 million contract to improve the defence of the Typhoon aircraft by upgrading its Defensive Aids Sub System (DASS). The two-year contract, which includes capability work by Leonardo, integration activities by BAE Systems and Ministry of Defence trials, will see the Typhoons 'Praetorian' DASS upgraded in order to meet the UK Air Forces future operational requirements, the company announced Friday
Leonardo has won 40 million pounds ($52 million) to upgrade anti-missile defense systems of UKs Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets. "Today's announcement is a clear example of how it (the Typhoon) is being continually enhanced and upgraded so it remains as effective tomorrow as it is today," Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Thursday
Leonardo has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) worth in excess of 290 million Euros to fit jet fighters, helicopters, warships and missile systems with advanced identification systems. The contract will see Leonardo and HENSOLDT, working together as ‘Team Skytale, upgrade the IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) technology on more than 350 of the UKs operational aircraft, naval vessels and ground-based air defence systems to the latest ‘Mode-5 standard, the company announced Thursday
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