Elbit Systems and Leonardo will together develop Leonardo’s lightweight and mini torpedoes launching capabilities of Seagull USV (Unmanned Surface Vessel).
The solution will be based on the same architecture used for airborne torpedo launching systems, the company said in a statement Thursday.
According to the company website, Seagull is a multi-role USV capable of conducting Mine Counter-Measures (MCM) involving the detection, categorisation, localisation, recognition and neutralisation of seabed, tied up and floating naval mines. It can be deployed in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare (EW), maritime security and hydrography missions.
Russia tested Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems in the Southern province of Astrakhan region. “Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems were successfully tested at the Kapustin Yar Range in the Astrakhan Region
Russian Helicopters is completing the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center for its Mi-8/17 helicopters based at Egyptian Helwan Factory for Developed Industries (HFDI) facility. The Company is to certify the MRO center in Egypt in 2019
Russian-made combat lasers, Peresvet, have started to enter duty with the Russian armed forces, making it perhaps the first country in the world do so. "Peresvet laser systems, based on new physical principles, entered combat service in testing regime with the Russian armed forces," the paper said
Leonardo is looking to configure the C-27J to make the aircraft better capable of fire-fighting operations to expand its multirole capabilities. The C-27J fire-fighter has a roll-on/roll-off Fire Attack System (FAS) made by Simplex Aerospace for airborne fire-fighting technology and capability, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Leonardo has developed an upgrade for the M60A3 main battle tank (MBT). The upgrade has been tested, and it covers battle tank's armour, mobility and firepower and is being marketed as a cost-effective upgrade package, IHS Janes reported Tuesday
The UK Ministry of Defense has awarded Leonardo a £293 million ($379 million) contract to support the existing fleet of 50 Apache AH MK1 Attack Helicopters. The Apache AH MK1 Integrated Operational Support (IOS) contract will maintain the fleet until its out of service date in March 2024, the company said in a statement Thursday
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
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