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Leonardo: Portuguese Ministry of Defence selects AW119Kx as its new multirole single engine helicopter

Contract awarded by the Portuguese Ministry of Defence valued in excess of €20 million for five helicopters plus options for two additional units with deliveries between late 2018 and early 2020  The AW119Kx will perform a range of roles including … Read the full press release

Leonardo and Paramount to assess the development of an operative configuration of the M-345 for the African market

Leonardo and the African-based global defence and aerospace company Paramount Group signed a Letter of Intent during “Africa Aerospace & Defence” in Pretoria The M-345, already ordered by Italian Air Force, is the new basic/advanced Trainer of Leonardo ROME, 24-Sep-2018 … Read the full press release

Leonardo creates new model for its supply-chain to drive growth in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector

The LEAP2020 programme (Leonardo Empowering Advanced Partnership 2020) is a new model for Leonardo’s supply-chain which will drive growth in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector. Visible results in scale and quality are expected in the short and long term  … Read the full press release

Leonardo: Magpas Air Ambulance selects AW169 as its new generation helicopter

• Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) will customise and operate an AW169 on behalf of Magpas Air Ambulance starting from spring 2019    • This will be the ninth UK-based AW169 for air ambulance operations confirming it as the market leader … Read the full press release

Leonardo teams up with L3 Technologies and Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems to offer a complete Anti-Submarine Warfare acoustic system

Leonardo has formed separate partnerships with L3 Technologies, relating to the company’s advanced low-frequency HELRAS dipping sonar technology and next generation mid-frequency, lightweight Firefly dipping sonars, and with Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems, for its advanced sonobuoy sensors ​The … Read the full press release

Leonardo to supply AW109 GrandNew helicopter to QME Mining Equipment Ltd of Ireland

• QME Mining Equipment Ltd will take delivery of the helicopter in early 2019 • Leonardo and official distributor in UK and Ireland Sloane Helicopters have delivered 15 aircraft in the last 18 months confirming Leonardo’s dominance in the regional … Read the full press release

Leonardo to provide active protection systems for US Army tanks

• Leonardo, through the US subsidiary Leonardo DRS, will provide active protection systems for US Army tanks  ROME, 28-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leonardo, through the US subsidiary Leonardo DRS, has been awarded a contract worth USD 193 million by U.S. Army to provide active protection systems … Read the full press release

Leonardo unveils the latest variant in its market-leading ‘BriteCloud’ missile decoy family at Electronic Warfare Europe 2018 conference in Lausanne

BriteCloud 55-T will use sophisticated miniaturised jamming technology to protect military transport aircraft from advanced radar-guided missiles. It will join the proven 55 and 218 format BriteCloud rounds already on offer for fighter jet operators  Made in Luton, UK, Leonardo’s … Read the full press release

Ansaldo Energia and Leonardo to collaborate on innovative projects including the creation of Industry 4.0 competence centre in Liguria

The agreement will focus on providing support for the implementation of Ansaldo Energia’s Lighthouse Plant and contribute to the creation and development of the Start 4.0 Competence Centre for the Security and Optimisation of Critical Infrastructures GENOA, 06-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Mountain Flyers of Switzerland to operate Leonardo’s AW169 for heli-taxi services from Bern Airport

Over 20 Leonardo VIP helicopters sold in Switzerland to date More than 180 AW169s have been sold to over 70 customers in 30 nations to date GENEVA, 04-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leonardo announced today that Mountain Flyers of Switzerland will operate an AW169 light … Read the full press release

Leonardo to showcase two new Automatic License Plate Recognition solutions at the 2018 IACP Technology Conference

• The latest add-on will allow investigators to search by color, seven body types, 34 makes, and nine visual descriptors in addition to the standard plate number, location, and time • A new cloud-based data storage solution for ELSAG ALPR … Read the full press release

Leonardo ranked eighth in the ‘Best Employer of Choice 2018’ survey

The company has risen six places in the ranking of places new graduates would like to work Leonardo has achieved its highest position since the survey was launched in 2002 Profumo: “We have understood the expectations and aspirations of new … Read the full press release

Royal Bahrain Naval Force takes delivery of its first upgraded Al Manama naval vessel from Leonardo

Leonardo delivered the first fully upgraded ship ahead of schedule, equipped with state-of-the-art systems  The Royal Bahrain Naval Force awarded the company a contract to upgrade six vessels in 2015  The achievement reflects Leonardo’s excellence in the naval domain and … Read the full press release

Leonardo: State Border Guard of Latvia orders two AW119Kx single engine helicopters

Two AW119Kx helicopters will join two AW109 Powers in 2019 to perform SAR, transport, firefighting and disaster relief missions  Contract also includes an option for an additional unit and aircrew/maintenance technician training services Orders for nearly 300 AW119s placed by … Read the full press release

Leonardo: AW109 Trekker helicopter receives type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Newest type in the light twin-engine segment strengthening Leonardo’s position in this market for public services and utility duties   EASA Certification allows deliveries to start in the first quarter of 2018  Over 40 aircraft ordered by customers worldwide to date  … Read the full press release

Leonardo milestone: The AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter global fleet reaches two million flight hours

Of the total, one million flight hours were achieved in the last three years, demonstrating impressive reliability, effectiveness, safety and supportability  The most successful helicopter programme in 15 years benefits from strong partnership between the Company and its customers, maintaining … Read the full press release

Leonardo signs two contracts to provide ATC systems for Somalia and Sudan

Somalia and Sudan will receive new systems that will improve the efficiency and safety of their air traffic control capabilities Leonardo has developed, manufactured and installed more than 300 air traffic management and control centres around the world The company’s … Read the full press release

Leonardo: Queensland Government orders two additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters

Order signed for two AW139s that will enter service by December 2018  The aircraft will add to three AW139s already in service performing EMS/SAR missions  Over 1000 AW139s have been ordered by more than 250 customers in nearly 70 countries … Read the full press release

Leonardo: the Italian Ministry of Defence’s OPTSAT-3000 satellite to launch 2 August

The launch is scheduled for Wednesday 2 August from Kourou The whole satellite system is supplied by Leonardo through Telespazio; the prime contractor leading an international group of companies OPTSAT-3000 will guarantee high-resolution images of any part of the globe, … Read the full press release

Leonardo’s Innovation Award for Youth: image intelligence, quantum technologies for sensors and solutions for the protection of cultural heritage

Students, new graduates and doctoral candidates from Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) faculties at Italian universities have been called on to present their innovative ideas Winners will be rewarded with internships and bursaries Technologies and innovative solutions designed to … Read the full press release

Leonardo signs EUR 290 million contract with UK Ministry of Defence for IFF technology upgrade

The team will upgrade the IFF systems, which automatically recognise whether vehicles are friend or foe, on 31 UK platform types  The new, more-secure Mode-5 IFF technology is mandated for all NATO nations for installation by 2020 Leonardo and HENSOLDT … Read the full press release

DSNA, ENAV, Leonardo and Thales to reinforce their cooperation to promote Coflight on the European scene

DSNA, ENAV, Thales and Leonardo confirm their commitment to Coflight, the new generation Flight Data Processing System (FDPS) designed to meet Single European Sky objectives and SESAR They will reinforce the Coflight alliance to jointly promote Coflight by negotiating a … Read the full press release

Leonardo presented its innovative cyber intelligence solution against ransomware at the PA Forum in Rome

Leonardo’s innovative solution combines cyber intelligence and behavioural technologies to counter damage caused to companies, public institutions and citizens following a cyber-attack  The product is aimed initially at Italy’s Public Administration within the framework agreement “SPC Lot 2 for Digital … Read the full press release

Leonardo provides advanced communications network for the G7 summit in Taormina

•    Security forces will be able to rely on encrypted digital communications and extensive radio coverage across Sicily thanks to the TETRA system provided by Leonardo •    More than 50 countries rely on Leonardo’s security solutions to protect cities, critical … Read the full press release

Leonardo commissioned to install new TETRA communications network in Buenos Aires

The “Policía de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires” will be equipped with an advanced new TETRA network by the end of 2017 The new infrastructure will ensure secure communications between more than 15,000 users over an area of more than … Read the full press release

Leonardo Signs Agreement with Azerbaijan’s SOCAR to Ensure Safety of Southern Corridor Gas Pipeline

An agreement was signed in Baku between Leonardo and the Azerbaijani oil company SOCAR, which is leading the construction of the new pipeline, a cornerstone of Europe’s energy strategy The agreement aims to ensure the physical and cyber security of … Read the full press release

Leonardo to competitively offer an aircraft for the U.S. Air Force UH-1N ‘Huey’ Replacement Program through collaboration with Boeing

Moretti: “The outstanding superior technology and operational capabilities of our products, including the AW139, once again allow us to compete for significant market opportunities” As the prime contractor, Boeing will compete for the supply of up to 84 helicopters to … Read the full press release

Leonardo opens new maritime traffic and navigation support centre in Izmit, Turkey

The Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) installed in the Turkish town will manage local maritime traffic and security, helping protect the marine environment The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Turkish Ministers of Defence and Transport  In the largest-scale application … Read the full press release