Leonardo News

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...