Leonardo’s AWHero Receives First Military Rotary UAS Certification

Leonardo’s leading-edge AWHero RUAS (Rotary Uncrewed Aerial System) has received basic military certification from Italy’s DAAA (Direzione degli Armamenti Aeronautici e per l’Aeronavigabilità), the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness. This achievement marks the world’s first military certification for a RUAS in the 200kg class. AWHero’s design, development, production and support meet military airworthiness authority requirements delivering the highest levels…

Read More

Leonardo Demonstrates Technology at Exercise Formidable Shield 2021

June 14, 2021 – Leonardo’s naval systems have been put through their paces in a recent NATO exercise, demonstrating their advanced technology and operational effectiveness. The range of systems, which included detection, tracking, communication, command and control capabilities, were on show between the 15th and 30th May at the MOD Hebrides Range in Scotland, UK as part of At Sea…

Read More

Tenth “SAR Queen” Delivered to Norway

March 17, 2021 – Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Leonardo has successfully delivered the tenth AW101 All-Weather Search and Rescue (AWSAR) helicopter to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security. The remaining six aircraft out of 16 are currently being assembled, integrated and tested at Leonardo’s site in Yeovil, UK. The 330 squadron of the…

Read More

KALUGS DS Demonstrated to Spanish Navy

October 26, 2020 – A collaboration between three European companies has conducted to a new solution for maritime operations related to security & defense. Sea tests of the new integral platform developed by the Spanish company UTEK was performed last week. The new solution is based in an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) and was named “KALUGA DS”. The system includes…

Read More

Dutch Finally Replacing Recycled Canadian Gun Mounts

April 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – The four air defense and command frigates (LCFs) get new 127mm guns. The Defense Materiel Organization announced the purchase from the Italian manufacturer Leonardo today. Thales Nederland has been contracted by Leonardo as a supplier. The new mounts will replace the former Canadian Oto-Melara 5in/54 gun mounts from the Iroquois Class destroyers, which are…

Read More