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.
With this decision, the Polish Air Force will complete its lead-in-fighter training fleet modernization with deliveries within 2022. Polish fleet will increase to 16 aircraft, with the inclusion of the four additional M-346 jet trainers.
Elbit Systems and Leonardo will together develop Leonardos 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
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
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 United States army has awarded $713 million contract to Northrop Grumman for the production of Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) for the first phase of Polands WISŁA air and missile defense program. “IBCS is the future of multi-domain operations and with it, Poland will have a system to modernize its integrated air and missile defense capabilities,” said Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager, missile defense and protective systems, Northrop Grumman Thursday
The Polish Minister of National Defense, Mariusz Błaszczak, signed a Technical Modernization Plan until 2026 costing an approximate 185 billion Polish złotys (about US$48.9 billion) that include buying fifth generation fighter jets, UAVs, assault helicopters, Short-range rockets, submarines and cyber security
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