Leonardo is exhibiting its OTO Marlin 40, the newest member of its naval defence systems family, for the first time in an international defense expo, Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX), held in Doha, Qatar this week.
The new OTO Marlin 40 naval turret has been designed for Navies, which are increasingly engaged in patrol operations using fast, lightweight vessels, but still require high-performance equipment.
The Marlin 40 provides superior performance for challenging missions such as anti-missile defence, anti-aircraft warfare and ship-to-ship engagement. The gun features a dry weight of only 2,100 kg in its remotely controlled version, high maneuverability (the barrel can move at 120°/s thanks to powerful and accurate servo-systems), and the ability to fire multi-purpose programmable fused ammunition.
Marlin 40 is fully digital and can be configured as either fully slaved to a Combat Management System/Fire Control System (CMS/FCS) or with autonomous local control by means of an independent optical sight and ballistic computation. Installation and integration procedures are straightforward, the system is compact and no deck penetration is required.
The Marlin 40’s high performance, flexibility and low weight make it the ideal solution for a ship’s main armament and/or secondary armament, providing valuable protection from maneuverable threats both in the air and on the surface (AAW, ASuW).
With extensive experience in producing defence systems, Leonardo is one of largest manufacturers of 40mm naval gun mounts in the world. More than 850 of the Company’s systems are in service with 30 Navies worldwide.
BAE Systems has unveiled proposed design for the Type 31e frigate competition in the UK, for the first time at an international defense expo held in Doha, Qatar. BAE Systems has brought together its warship design and engineering capability and combat systems expertise with Cammell Laird, the commercial shipbuilder, in a Teaming Agreement to bid for the contract to deliver Type 31e, the UKs adaptable general purpose frigate
Leonardo and Nozomi Networks, the leader in real-time cybersecurity and operational visibility for industrial control systems (ICS), have partnered to implement the safety of industrial control systems and critical infrastructure, with the help of deep network visibility, non-intrusive monitoring and continuous threat detection. The partnership will provide Nozomi Networks deep network visibility, non-intrusive monitoring and continuous threat detection capabilities to enhance Leonardos comprehensive Cyber Protection Program for Industrial and Critical National Infrastructures (CNI)
Leonardos SW-4 Solo optionally piloted helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight without a safety pilot onboard at Taranto-Grottaglie Airport in Italy. Tests included remote engine start up and shut down with ground run, automatic take-off and landing, hovering OGE (Out of Ground Effect) and acceleration to forward flight, automatic way point navigation to and from the area of operation and simulation of a surveillance mission
Leonardos AWHERO remotely piloted helicopter will achieve certification next year as flight trials activities continue with the existing test aircraft. Two new prototypes are being assembled at Leonardos fully owned company Sistemi Dinamici plant in Pisa (Italy), the press release states
Turkish defense contractor Aselsan and Qatari military tech firm Barzan Holding on Monday signed a partnership agreement for technology transfer on the sidelines of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2018). The partnership deal -- "BARQ," meaning lightning in Arabic -- is particularly aimed at producing Aselsan's "Stabilized Advanced Remote Weapon System" and electro-optical reconnaissance and surveillance systems, Anadolu agency reports
Russian state arms exporter, Rosoboronexport sees prospects for the Piranya mini-submarine meant for patrolling littoral waters and the larger Amur Class Diesel-electric submarine in Qatar, a statement issued on the occasion of the DIMDEX 2018 event in Qatar said. Qatar is facing up to a Saudi-led air, land and sea blockade and just last week it complained that UAE naval ships kidnapped its fishermen while they were operating in Qatari territorial waters
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