Leonardo has been selected by the UKs Royal Air Force (RAF) to support counter-drone research and development programme at DSEI-2019, London, UK. The study will explore the current threat posed by hostile drones and how this is likely to evolve in future, as well as evaluating a range of technologies that could form a future RAF counter-drone capability
Italy has agreed to partner with UK defense firms to work on the Tempest, the UK-initiated next-generation combat air system. “UK defense companies (BAE Systems, Leonardo UK, Rolls Royce and MBDA UK), together with key Italian Industry players (Leonardo Italy, Elettronica, Avio Aero and MBDA Italy) announced their intent to partner on the Tempest programme by signing a Statement of Intent (SOI) at DSEI-2019,” BAE Systems announced Wednesday
MBDA is showing an insight into innovative weapons systems that complement the Tempest future combat platform including a ground attack micro-missile at the DSEI 2019 show in London. Working closely with Leonardo and BAE Systems (BAES) has led to MBDA developing concepts for a Hard Kill Defensive Aid System (HK-DAS) capable of tracking, targeting and intercepting incoming missiles in high threat environments
Leonardos Multiple Aperture Infra-Red (MAIR) system installed on a testbed helicopter has completed its first flight test, the company announced Tuesday. The MAIR system provides crews with spherical missile warning, Hostile Fire Indication (HFI), day and night imaging and Infra-Red Search and Track (IRST) functionality
Three Chinese companies; Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), China North Industries Group (NORINCO) and China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) with combined revenue of $51.8 Billion have risen to the worlds top 10 Defence companies list compiled by US based publication, Defense News
Leonardos TH-119 helicopter has received Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR) supplemental type certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The TH-119 single-engine helicopter allows pilots to operate the aircraft safely in low visibility and challenging weather conditions, owing to its designed by advanced avionics by Genesys Aerosystems and redundant helicopter flight systems
Vitrociset and Park Air Systems, subsidiaries of Leonardo and Northop Grumman respectively have been awarded a five-year radio replacement contract by Italian air navigation services provider, ENAV. The agreement is to replace ground-to-air communications equipment for airports and the supporting en-route infrastructure
The US Navy is looking to buy 38 units of Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout Helicopters which was declared to be combat ready by the navy on June 28, 2019. “Current plans call for purchasing 38 Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scouts, which are based on a commercial Bell 407 airframe,” reports
Leonardos Falco Xplorer drone unveiled at the Paris Air Show 2019 is free from United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulations being entirely designed and manufactured in Europe. In addition, its technical characteristics place it within the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) class II category which together with the ITAR-free status make the Falco Xplorer readily exportable around the world, Leonardo announced
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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