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HENSOLDT To Deliver Core Components Of The Eurofighter/Typhoon’s Self-Protection System PRAETORIAN

In the frame of the German ‘Quadriga’ fighter replacement program sensor solution specialist HENSOLDT will deliver core components of the Eurofighter/Typhoon’s self-protection system ‘PRAETORIAN’. As part of the EuroDASS consortium comprising Leonardo UK, Elettronica and Indra, HENSOLDT has received a contract valued at circa 90 Million Euros for the delivery of essential parts of the aircraft’s defensive aids sub system (DASS). Deliveries are planned from 20...

LEONARDO S.p.A. Signs Purchase Agreement To Acquire 25.1% Of HENSOLDT AG’s Shares

LEONARDO S.p.A. has announced that it has signed a purchase agreement for 25.1 percent of the shares in HENSOLDT AG with HENSOLDT's majority shareholder, Square Lux Holding II S.à r.l., a portfolio company of investment funds advised by KKR. HENSOLDT, thus, will gain one additional major shareholder and future potential strategic partner. The sale is subject to usual regulatory closing conditions. LEONARDO investment in HENSOLDT Square Lux Holding II S.à r.l. will still hold aro...

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 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 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 Supplies Six AW119Kx Helicopters To The Polícia Rodoviária Federal To Strengthen Security In Brazil

Leonardo’s helicopter rescue and law enforcement fleet grows stronger in the country adding further AW119s to the AW109s and AW139s already used by other agencies. The AW119Kx helicopters are expected to progressively arrive in Brazil to carry out a range of roles including transport, rescue, emergency medical service, firefighting, surveillance and law enforcement. Nearly 190 Leonardo helicopters fly in Brazil today performing a range of roles including corporate/private transport, law e...