Leonardo and Abu Dhabi Ship Building sign a MoU to enhance collaboration on advanced naval capabilities and services

February 19, 2019 – Yesterday, at the IDEX International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Ship Building and Leonardo signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance their collaboration in the naval sector. Building on years of positive partnership for the development of UAE naval capabilities, under the new MoU, Abu Dhabi Ship Building and Leonardo will jointly work to create a Combat Management System (CMS) Integration Laboratory capable of testing, maintaining and evolving the software of Leonardo’s CMS system operational on more than 20 of the UAE Navy’s ships.…

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ITS Carlo Margottini Deploys to Middle East and Arabian Sea

January 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today the European Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini left from the naval base of La Spezia, to start a naval campaign that will involve her in the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Arabian Sea (MOMA) to carry out activities of presence and surveillance to protect lines of maritime traffic of national interest. The campaign is also part of the activities carried out in the field of international cooperation and dialogue between the countries in the area with which Italy has important political-diplomatic, economic and…

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Leonardo’s TH-119 Maiden Flight in US Navy Trainer Bid

December 21, 2018 – Leonardo is pleased to announce it successfully completed the initial flight test of the TH-119 IFR training helicopter yesterday. The TH-119 is Leonardo’s bid to replace the U.S. Navy’s aging fleet of TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopters, a variant of the successful AW119, manufactured in the US with strong local supplier base. By completing this important milestone, the TH-119 remains on track to achieve full FAA IFR certification in early 2019, making it the only single-engine IFR-certified helicopter in production in decades. The TH-119 was flown…

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Leonardo Delivers Al Muharraq From Overhaul

November 15, 2018 – During a ceremony in Mina Salman at Royal Bahrain Navy Headquarters, Leonardo delivered the second of six upgraded naval vessels, Al Muharraq ship, following a deal signed in 2015 with the Royal Bahrain Naval Force. The upgrade includes a new weapon control system, training services and logistics. The first ship, called Al Manama, was delivered in December 2017 two months ahead of schedule, proving the strong commitment of Leonardo in supporting the Royal Bahrain Naval Force as well as all its customers in the country. This…

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Leonardo Receives German Contract for Seven OTO 76/62 Super Rapid Systems

October 31, 2018 (Google Translation) – Leonardo has signed a contract with the German Federal Agency for Military Procurement (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Information Technology and Nutzung der Bundeswehr) for the supply of seven OTO 76/62 systems , in Super Rapid version , which will equip the K130 corvettes of the German Navy . Training and supply of spare parts are also planned. With this acquisition, Leonardo ‘s naval equipment becomes the reference defense system for the German Navy , which has already tested its capabilities in the compact version, installed…

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Leonardo’s OTO 76/62 SR Naval Gun Successfully Completes Cyber Security Assessment

Leonardo has proudly announced, at the 2018 Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference in Qatar, that the Company’s OTO 76/62 Super Rapid (SR) naval gun has successfully ended an extensive vulnerability assessment campaign, ensuring that it will be resilient to cyber-attacks in the future. The assessment was carried out as part of Leonardo’s commitment to ensuring its products and systems are protected against the threat of cyber-attacks from hostile actors. Continuous upgrades to the OTO 76/62 SR weapon system have made it increasingly dependent on technology that, while optimizing…

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Leonardo Redelivers Al Manama From Modernization January 22

During a ceremony in Mina Salman at Royal Bahrain Navy Head Quarters January 22nd, Leonardo delivered the first of six upgraded Al Manama naval vessels ahead of schedule, following a deal signed in 2015 with the Royal Bahrain Naval Force. The upgrade includes a new weapon control system, training services and logistics. This is just one of the latest in a string of successes for Leonardo in Bahrain, where the company has also supplied advanced air traffic control radar systems, which are enhancing the safety and efficiency of the country’s…

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Leonardo starts delivery of 16 AW101 Norwegian all-weather SAR helicopters

Leonardo is pleased to announce that the first of 16 AW101 all-weather search and rescue helicopters has been delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security. The aircraft departed Leonardo’s Yeovil facility on November 17th for Sola Air Base in southern Norway where the aircraft will enter a period of Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) before entering service with the Royal Norwegian Air Force in 2018. Aircraft deliveries will continue through to 2020 with SAR operations being established with the aircraft deployed across each of the six main…

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