Leonardo conducted the maiden flight of the latest version of its C-27J Spartan aircraft.
The new C-27J is characterized by brand new avionics system, new cockpit control panels and LED aircraft lights, Leonardo said in a statement Tuesday.
The C-27J new avionic system provides TCAS 7.1 (Traffic Collision Avoidance System) capability and IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) Mode 5 feature. It features FMS (Flight Management System) with RNP (Required Navigation Performances) and LPV (Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance) approach capabilities. The IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) Mode 5 has been updated. New cockpit and cockpit displays, weather radar, radio navigation, enhanced satellite communications and radio communication capabilities, new intercommunication system and cargo panels, lighting system with LED technology have been also included. Former avionics and general systems interface boxes have been replaced with new equipment made by Leonardo’s Airborne and Space Systems Division.
Leonardo announced the signing of a contract with Italys Guardia di Finanza (Italian law enforcement agency) for the production of 22 new generation AW169M twin-engine helicopters. The contract includes a comprehensive support and training package which could be further extended with optional services valued at an additional $112
Leonardo has teamed up with the South Korea (SK)-based LIG Nex1 to bid together to carry out IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) upgrade to the latest ‘Mode 5 standard on aircraft operated by the SK Armed Forces. IFF is central to military operations as it allows armed forces to recognise friends and identify potential hostiles
Leonardo signed a contract with the German Federal Office in charge of defence acquisitions, to provide seven OTO 76/62 Super Rapid Naval Gun systems that will equip the new K130 corvettes of the German Navy. The contract also includes training and spare parts supply
Leonardo delivered the first two C-27J military transport aircraft at a ceremony in Nairobi on Thursday. The handover ceremony was presided over by the Kenyan President, Leonardo posted on its Twitter account
Leonardo DRS has won a $80 million contract to equip the United States Armys M1A2 Sep v2 and Marine Corps M1A1 main battle tanks (MBTs) with additional Trophy active protection systems (APS). This brings the total funded value of the program to over $200 million and will equip several more brigades with Abrams Trophy, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Leonardo has won an approximate $147 million from the Polish Ministry of National Defense for the supply of four additional M-346 Advanced Jet trainers (AJT). The option includes a support package and upgrade of the entire M-346 fleet to the NATO STANAG 4193 Edition 3 IFF standard developed by Leonardo, the company said in a statement Friday
Leonardos Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS), in a maritime patrol configuration, has been deployed from Lampedusa airport (Lampedusa Island) as part of the Frontex surveillance research programme to test its ability to monitor the European Unions external borders. Frontex is exploring the surveillance capability of medium-altitude, long-endurance RPAS as well as evaluating cost efficiency and endurance
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