Leonardo has won a $338 million (300 million euros) contract to supply 13 Alenia Aermacchi M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer) aircraft to the Italian Air Force.
The contract includes ground-based training systems and a five year logistics support package, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
The new order follows an initial contract for 5 aircraft bringing the number of M-345 turbofan-powered military trainers ordered by Italy to 18.
The Italian Air Force has identified a requirement for around 45 M-345 aircraft (designated the T-345A) to progressively replace its fleet of 137 MB-339s, that have been in service since 1982, and to become the new platform of Italy’s National Aerobatic Team (Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale (PAN).
A Leonardo Augusta A109E helicopter crash-landed over the roof of a 51-story skyscraper in Manhattan, New York city, on Monday afternoon, killing one person. “The victim is presumed to be the pilot
Leonardo has won a multi-million Euro contract with prime contractor QinetiQ, to equip Canadian armed forces' surveillance drones with PicoSAR Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA, also known as ‘E-Scan) radars. The company announced the development during the ongoing CanSac defense exhibition in Canada
Leonardo has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence to support a series of trials in which the ‘BriteCloud 55 Expendable Active Decoy (EAD) will be deployed for operations with the Royal Air Force (RAF)s fleet of Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. The first trial with Typhoon took place in April in the UK
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has selected its BriteCloud expendable active decoy (EAD) to be evaluated under the US Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) programme. The mission of the FCT programme is to find, evaluate and field products and technologies produced by US allies, such as the UK, where these products have a high technology readiness level in order to satisfy valid defence requirements more quickly and economically, the company said in a statement Monday
Leonardo has launched Multiple Aperture Infra-red (MAIR) missile warning system at Paris Airshow 2019. The new hostile fire indicator system can provide spherical IR-based protection to a range of aircraft platforms, including rotary- and fixed-wing systems, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and potentially commercial aircraft,
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