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Leonardo brings ELSAG Fixed Plate Hunter LPR systems to keep buildings and perimeters secure

The user may know that fixed licence plate reader technology (LPR) is one of the most powerful security tools available for protecting buildings and perimeters of geographical areas. Best practices for ELSAG® Fixed Plate Hunter LPR systems include: College, university, and school campuses Airports Casinos Manufacturing facilities Houses of worship Transportation depots Utility infrastructure Municipal buildings Military campuses Ports and border stations Fixed plate readers ar...

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman collaborate on opportunities in the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) domain

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman Corporation (Northrop Grumman) have announced their intention to jointly pursue opportunities in the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) domain. Drawing on Leonardo’s expertise in rotorcraft and Northrop Grumman’s capabilities in advanced aeronautics, and next-generation autonomous uncrewed aerial systems, the companies will focus on jointly addressing global opportunities in the VTOL UAS market. Leonardo - Northrop Grumm...

HENSOLDT to deliver core components of the Eurofighter/Typhoon’s self-protection system PRAETORIAN

In the frame of the German ‘Quadriga’ fighter replacement programme 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...

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 defence and security industry

Leonardo’s Edinburgh, Scotland-based Innovation and Technology Incubator Centre has announced that it will partner with O2 (Telefónica UK) to investigate several innovative applications of private 5G technology in the defence 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 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 programme

The Qatar Emiri Air Force’s NH90 helicopter programme 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 systems a...

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...

Leonardo provides AW139 7-tonne twin engine helicopter to enhance rescue operations for WIKING Helikopter Service

Leonardo announces that WIKING Helikopter Service GmbH has taken delivery of a new AW139 7-tonne intermediate twin engine helicopter from Leonardo’s Vergiate facility, further expanding an existing fleet of three aircraft. The helicopter will be used to carry out offshore transport missions supporting energy industry operations in Northern Europe. WIKING has been an offshore transport specialist in the North and Baltic Sea areas for over 45 years. It has three bases in Germany and two in...

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 Defence Undersecretary Hon. Giulio Calvisi, the Sardinian Region’s Governor Hon. Christian Solinas, Italian Chief of Defence 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 receives contract for two more COSMO-SKyMed second generation (CSG) satellites from the Italian Space Agency

Contracts for two additional COSMO-SKyMed Second Generation (CSG) satellites have been signed with the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Italian Ministry of Defence. Satellites 3 and 4 will complete the second generation of the Italian earth observation program, ensuring continuity and high performance of the planet's monitoring services. Continuous technological research Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo CEO commented: “COSMO-SkyMed is one of Italy’s great success stories, a driver o...

Leonardo and Enel collaborate to create innovative sustainable solutions for the benefit of their customers

Enel and Leonardo have signed a letter of intent for a strategic collaboration focused on security, energy efficiency, satellite communications, and electric mobility. In addition to a series of activities that the two companies will provide in their respective reference businesses, the partnership will see the development and implementation of new features and technologies for specific offers dedicated to their customers. The collaboration will lead to the development of innovative solutions,...

Leonardo receives 200 million euros financing from the European Investment Bank for technological development

Leonardo and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a loan agreement of 200 million euros. Developing innovative products The financing has the purpose of supporting the investment projects planned in the Group’s Industrial Plan against the background of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This further loan by the EIB brings the investment support of the loan signed on 29 November 2018 from 300 to 500 million euros. Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo Chief Executive Officer, commente...

Leonardo launches the third group of key suppliers to their ELITE Leonardo Lounge

The third group of companies have now joined the ‘ELITE Leonardo Lounge’. The environment is reserved for high-potential companies from Leonardo’s supply chain developed by ELITE and enriched by content and services for Leonardo’s suppliers. With the addition of the 23 new entries, the number of Leonardo’s key suppliers to the ELITE programme rises to 67. The companies included in the ELITE Leonardo Lounge come from 13 different regions, with a combined revenue of...

Leonardo joins CDP’s ‘Climate A List 2020’ to strengthen their steps in fighting climate change

Leonardo joins the ‘Climate A List 2020’ of the non-profit international organisation CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), the list that includes companies – out of 5,800-plus companies analysed – in the fight against climate change. The list has been rated by disclosure on impacts, risks, and opportunities that are linked to the environment, and requested by more than 515 investors, that represent over 106 trillion dollars in assets under management. Careful e...

Leonardo delivers HH-139B helicopter to Italian Air Force for enhanced homeland security

17 HH-139Bs, a customised 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 recognises 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 recognise 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 & Defence) sector. The supercomputer was creat...

Leonardo performs final testing of the C-27J next generation to enhance the performance of the aircraft

Leonardo has begun the final testing of the C-27J Next Generation which features new equipment, a new avionics system and advanced aerodynamic devices, these will enhance the existing high performance of the aircraft. The first C-27J in the new configuration will be delivered to an undisclosed customer in 2021. Multi-mission capabilities The performance and reliability of the C-27J Spartan continues to evolve as the best response to its customers’ needs. Pushing on the aircraft’s...

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...

Leonardo and LACROIX sign a cooperation agreement in the naval countermeasures sector

Leonardo and LACROIX have signed a strategic agreement that will see the partners working together to develop and integrate solutions in the naval countermeasures sector. The collaboration, which will look towards new technologies as well as new business opportunities, initially provides for the creation of the SYLENA Mk2/MJTE solution. This will see LACROIX's SYLENA MK2 DLS (Decoy Launching System) integrated with Leonardo's MJTE (Mobile Jammer Target Emulator) anti-torpedo countermeasures....

Leonardo ranks first in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the Aerospace & Defence industry for the 11th consecutive year

Leonardo ranks first in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the Aerospace & Defence industry, confirming the company’s leadership for the second consecutive year. This achievement confirms that sustainability is at the core and a key driver of Leonardo’s strategy, governance, and 2030 vision. Developing new business opportunities “Being recognised as an industry leader in the DJSI,” the CEO of Leonardo, Alessandro Profumo, commented, “further conf...

Leonardo approves of the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defence to exercise options for 36 TH-73A helicopters

Leonardo welcomes the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defence to award AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a 171 million USD modification to the previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the US Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System. This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of an additional 36 TH-73A aircraft, with work expected to be completed in December 2022 in Philadelphia, PA. Firm-fixed price contract In January 2020 Leonardo, throug...

Leonardo sustains the transformation of key suppliers with the Lean Management Workshop

Leonardo, the title-holder in the Aerospace Defence & Security (AD&S) sector, has launched a new initiative dedicated to its key suppliers. It focuses on the issue of operational excellence to support companies in their lean journey through maximising competitiveness and customer satisfaction with a structured approach of continuous improvement, reducing excess and improving the quality and flexibility of products and services. Programme & workshop The project is part of the Leona...