Leonardo to Deliver Next Stage of UK AW159 Wildcat Support

Leonardo will now deliver the next stage of the Wildcat Integrated Support and Training (WIST) contract, which confirms the next five-year period of the 34-year contract originally signed in 2012. This £360 million contract awarded last year marks the continued delivery of support services for the UK’s fleet of AW159 Wildcat helicopters to the British Armed Forces. The WIST contract…

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Qatar’s First Two NH90 NFH Naval Helicopters Delivered

Another major program achievement in the Qatar Emiri Air Force’s NH90 program was made on 31 March with the delivery of the first two NFH naval variant helicopters. The aircraft handover, achieved in accordance with contractual commitments, was performed during an official ceremony held at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera NH90 final assembly line (Italy) in the presence of Qatar Emiri Air…

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Damen Chooses Leonardo to Equip New German Frigates

Leonardo’s OTO 127/64 LightWeight (LW) Vulcano naval defense systems have been selected by Damen to equip German Navy’s new four F126 frigates, with the addition of two optional vessels. In addition, the contract includes the supply of support for maintenance activities, simulators for crew training and on-board activities for the integration and commissioning of the system. The OTO 127/64 LW…

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Leonardo to Enhance Naval Surveillance of Qatar

Leonardo will provide the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) with a Naval Operation Centre (NOC) to ensure monitoring and control of territorial water, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and adjacent waters and, at the same time, to enhance cooperation with other national agencies in charge of maritime security. The Centre leverages on innovative systems and technologies as well as the full…

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Leonardo’s LIONFISH® for Royal Netherlands Navy’s New Ships

Already aboard a number of naval platforms worldwide, Leonardo’s LIONFISH® family of defense systems has now also been selected by the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Navy has chosen the “LIONFISH® Top” variant to equip its Holland-class patrol vessels, LPD (Landing Platform Dock) and JSS (Joint Support Ship) units, Johan de Witt and Karel Doorman classes, and Den Helder-class Combat Support…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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