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Leonardo And O2 Collaborate To Demonstrate The Benefits Of 5G Private Networks To The Defense And Security Industry

Leonardo’s Edinburgh, Scotland-based Innovation and Technology Incubator Center has announced that it will partner with O2 (Telefónica UK) to investigate several innovative applications of private 5G technology in the defense and security industry. High speed and secure information  Proposed uses of secure, high-bandwidth mobile data include facilitating next-generation ‘future factory’ manufacturing capabilities and providing high speed and secure information ser...

Leonardo Attains Position Of Prime Contractor For Qatar’s NH90 Helicopter Program

The Qatar Emiri Air Force’s NH90 helicopter program marked a major milestone last week with first flights performed in Italy and France. The first NH90 NATO frigate helicopter (NFH), assembled at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera facility, and the first tactical troop transport (TTH) over-land aircraft, assembled at Airbus Helicopters’ Marignane site, took to the air on 15th and 18th of December respectively. The flights allowed crews to evaluate general handling and basic system...

Leonardo Exhibits Advanced Capabilities Of Its ULISSES Acoustic Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) System In A Demonstration

Leonardo has recently proven the newly-expanded capabilities of its ULISSES acoustic anti-submarine warfare (ASW) system in a demonstration off the coast of Italy. During the demo, Leonardo showed how the Firefly, AQS-18, dipping sonar from L3Harris Technologies worked in concert with the ULISSES processor to automatically locate simulated enemy submarines and alert the crew to their presence. Firefly sonar integration with ULISSES system The demonstration follows the successful integration o...

International Flight Training School’s Groundbreaking Ceremony Carried Out By Leonardo And The Italian Air Force

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new International Flight Training School was carried out at the Italian Air Force’s base in Decimomannu, located in Sardinia, Italy. Italian Defense Undersecretary Hon. Giulio Calvisi, the Sardinian Region’s Governor Hon. Christian Solinas, Italian Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Enzo Vecciarelli, Italian Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Alberto Rosso, Leonardo Chairman Luciano Carta, Leonardo CEO Alessandro Profumo and Marco Zoff, Leonardo Aircraft MD, wer...

Leonardo Delivers HH-139B Helicopter To Italian Air Force For Enhanced Homeland Security

17 HH-139Bs, a customized variant of the bestselling AW139, will join 13 HH-139A and four VH-139As by 2021 to carry out missions like SAR, fire-fighting, and Slow Mover Intercept. The HH-139B features new equipment and a configuration to support the Italian Air Force’s duties and grows the fleet of AW139 platforms used by several Government and rescue operators in Italy; this delivers outstanding interoperability and efficiency to protect communities and environment. Nearly 1,100 AW139s a...

British Chambers Of Commerce Recognizes Leonardo As A UK Business Hero For Supporting The Community Against COVID-19

Working alongside all of the UK’s local Chambers of Commerce, the British Chambers of Commerce chose to recognize a number of UK businesses across the country who had gone beyond expectations in their response to the pandemic. Leonardo employs over 7,500 employees across the UK at its sites which include Edinburgh, Basildon, Luton, Southampton and Yeovil. The company was named as a UK Business Hero due to its continued work to deliver key capability to the Armed Forces’ current and...

Leonardo Supercomputer davinci-1 Included Among The Top 100 For Computing Power And Performance

The name of Leonardo’s new supercomputer davinci-1 references the genius of the Renaissance and the Company. Installed in the Fiumara Tower in Genoa, it was created as a symbol of technological innovation and development in Italy and in Europe. davinci-1 was immediately included among the top 100 supercomputers in the world according to the TOP500 ranking, and is among the most powerful supercomputers in relation to the A&D (Aerospace & Defense) sector. The supercomputer was creat...

Leonardo And LACROIX Sign A Cooperation Agreement In The Naval Countermeasures Sector

Leonardo and LACROIX have signed a strategic agreement that will see the partners working together to develop and integrate solutions in the naval countermeasures sector. The collaboration, which will look towards new technologies as well as new business opportunities, initially provides for the creation of the SYLENA Mk2/MJTE solution. This will see LACROIX's SYLENA MK2 DLS (Decoy Launching System) integrated with Leonardo's MJTE (Mobile Jammer Target Emulator) anti-torpedo countermeasures....

Leonardo Ranks First In The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) For The Aerospace & Defense Industry For The 11th Consecutive Year

Leonardo ranks first in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the Aerospace & Defense industry, confirming the company’s leadership for the second consecutive year. This achievement confirms that sustainability is at the core and a key driver of Leonardo’s strategy, governance, and 2030 vision. Developing new business opportunities “Being recognized as an industry leader in the DJSI,” the CEO of Leonardo, Alessandro Profumo, commented, “further conf...

Leonardo Approves Of The Announcement Made By The U.S. Department Of Defense To Exercise Options For 36 TH-73A Helicopters

Leonardo welcomes the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defense to award AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a 171 million USD modification to the previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the US Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System. This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of an additional 36 TH-73A aircraft, with work expected to be completed in December 2022 in Philadelphia, PA. Firm-fixed price contract In January 2020 Leonardo, throug...

Leonardo Sustains The Transformation Of Key Suppliers With The Lean Management Workshop

Leonardo, the title-holder in the Aerospace Defense & Security (AD&S) sector, has launched a new initiative dedicated to its key suppliers. It focuses on the issue of operational excellence to support companies in their lean journey through maximizing competitiveness and customer satisfaction with a structured approach of continuous improvement, reducing excess, and improving the quality and flexibility of products and services. Program & workshop The project is part of the L...

Leonardo Expands Their Fleet By 14 AW169 And AW109 Trekkers To US EMS Operator Life Link III

Leonardo announced that Life Link III, an EMS operator in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States, has signed a contract for an AW169 and an AW109 Trekker for air medical transport missions. The helicopters will ensure in-flight critical care and transport patients across the upper-Midwest of the country and delivery is anticipated to take place in the fourth quarter of 2021. This order marks the entry of the AW109 Trekker into the US for EMS applications and further grows the success of t...

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Leonardo Delivers Eurofighter Typhoon To The Italian Air Force Which Is Core To European Sky Protection System

Taking off from Leonardo’s plant in Caselle (Turin), the final and most advanced Eurofighter Typhoon of the Italian Air Force was handed over during a ceremony becoming one of the defense aircraft assigned daily to the protection of the Italian skies. The ceremony was attended by the Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force, Gen. Alberto Rosso, the CEO of Leonardo, Alessandro Profumo and the Aircraft Division Managing Director, Marco Zoff. "The collaboration path we are celebrating today,...

Leonardo Introduces Lionfish Family Line Of Small Calibre Systems Developed And Designed For Naval Defense

Leonardo expands its range of naval defense products with Lionfish, the new family of small-caliber remotely controlled turrets. Completely designed and developed by Leonardo, the new line consists of four models, which feature the most advanced technologies available on the market today, including: Ultralight, Inner Reloading and Top of 12.7 mm caliber, and the model 20 of 20 mm caliber. Equipped with a common architecture, the Lionfish family of turrets has a compact and low weight structure....

Leonardo, Telespazio And Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital Test The Use Of Drones For Biomedical Material Delivery

The transportation of biomedical material with drones is the goal of the test, which has just been successfully completed, designed and undertaken by Leonardo, Telespazio (joint venture between Leonardo 67% and Thales 33%) and Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with ENAC (National Civil Aviation Authority). This is one of the first demonstrations in Italy of biological samples and biomedical products delivery, along routes not easily accessible by ordinary roads, wi...

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Leonardo delivers the first AW169 basic training twin engine helicopters to the Italian Army

Leonardo announced the delivery of the first of two AW169 basic training twin engine helicopters to the Italian Army during an official ceremony held at the 2nd Rgt. AVES ‘Sirio’ based in Lamezia Terme in the presence of representatives from the operator and industry. The second aircraft is expected to be handed over in the next few months. The introduction of the new generation training helicopter (designated UH-169B) allows the Italian Army to prepare its crews for the future oper...

Leonardo Announces Delivery Of First Two M-345 Jet Trainer Aircrafts To The Italian Air Force

Leonardo delivered the first two M-345 jet trainer aircraft to the Italian Air Force, which to-date has ordered 18 units from a total requirement for up to 45 aircraft. The new type of jet trainer aircraft, designated T-345A by the Italian Air Force, will gradually replace the 137 MB-339s which have been in service since 1982. M-345 jet trainer aircraft Marco Zoff, Leonardo Aircraft Managing Director, said “Building on our heritage and expertise in jet trainers, the M-345 will allow our...

Leonardo Receives Contract For Two More COSMO-SKyMed Second Generation (CSG) Satellites From The Italian Space Agency

Contracts for two additional COSMO-SKyMed Second Generation (CSG) satellites have been signed with the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Italian Ministry of Defense. Satellites 3 and 4 will complete the second generation of the Italian earth observation program, ensuring continuity and high performance of the planet's monitoring services. Continuous technological research Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo CEO commented: “COSMO-SkyMed is one of Italy’s great success stories, a driver o...