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Leonardo-Finmeccanica has received a $31.8 million contract to deploy an integrated system for maritime security at the port of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo. The maritime and land-based security systems will use radar and electro-optical sensors, communications systems, logistics management and port operations systems, Leonardo said Friday. Leonardo will also provide construction of new […] More
The U.S. Air Force wants to test four aircraft platforms from Textron, Embraer and Leonardo-Finmeccanica in an effort to augment the service branch’s fleet of A-10 Warthogs, The Witchita Eagle reported Wednesday. Jerry Siebenmark writes the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation office looks to conduct a 135-day test of Textron’s Scorpion jet and AT-6 Wolverine as […] More
Leonardo-Finmeccanica will supply four new radar systems for air traffic control to China under a contract with the country's National Instruments Import and Export Corp. Instrimpex will use the four ATCR-33S NG primary radars during flight departure and landing phases and extended terminal area surveillance, Leonardo said Wednesday. The radar system is developed based on […] More
Officials from Raytheon and Leonardo-Finmeccanica held a meeting on Oct. 14 after the companies faced issues on who should lead their joint effort to pursue the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X trainer aircraft program, Defense News reported Friday. Tom Kington and Valerie Insinna wrote Raytheon and Leonardo-Finmeccanica have revisited plans to offer the latter company’s T-100 jet trainers for the T-X program that seeks […] More
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has secured a contract to provide active electronically scanned array radars for integration onto the U.S. Navy‘s new MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter built by Northrop Grumman. The company said Monday it will deliver five Osprey AESA radars to the Naval Air Systems Command to support testing and evaluation work and NAVAIR has the option to acquire more […] More
Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Airbus and Dassault Aviation have received a contract to conduct a two-year definition study of a program that seeks to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft system for European countries. Germany, France, Spain and Italy participated in the launch of the contract for the European MALE RPAS program through a meeting led by the […] More
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has received a $3.3 million contract from the U.K. defense ministry to produce a miniature decoy system that will work to help the British air force guard aircraft against missile threats. The Royal Air Force will adopt Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s BriteCloud system to disrupt radar-guided adversarial air-to-air and surface-to-air missile systems, MoD said Friday. RAF plans to conduct flight tests […] More
A U.K.-based General Dynamics subsidiary and the former AgustaWestland business unit of Leonardo-Finmeccanica have teamed up to develop and integrate a Link 16 datalink system into the first AW159 Wildcat helicopter export variant. General Dynamics said Thursday its missions systems business in the U.K. worked with Leonardo Helicopters to install the datalink and provide a full command-and-control surveillance system on the […] More
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has introduced a dual role model of the M-346 trainer, developed by the Italian conglomerate’s subsidiary Alenia Aermacchi, and expects the new aircraft to enter service in 2018, Defense News reported Sunday. Tom Kington writes the M-346FT trainer is designed to shift between pilot training application and combat operations. The aircraft incorporates a new tactical datalink and five hard points […] More
Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Bittium will showcase their military radio platforms at the five-day Eurosatory Defense and Security International Exhibition that kicked off Monday in Paris. Leonardo-Finmeccanica said Monday it will demonstrate how its Swave software-defined tactical radio and Bittium's Tactical Wireless IP Network system could establish a network through a common high data rate waveform. The European HDRWF […] More
Rockwell Collins will mount its global positioning system technology on Leonardo-Finmeccanica's naval and artillery weapon suite in a move to assist in military operations. Leonardo-Finmeccanica is set to fire its Vulcano weapon system with Rockwell Collins' NavFire Precision Positioning Service GPS under the agreement, Rockwell Collins said Monday. “We have customized the NavFire receivers for the particular […] More
Leonardo-Finmeccanica's group services provider has changed its name to Leonardo Global Solutions following the approval Tuesday of the proposed name change in the updated articles of association during a shareholders’ meeting. Leonardo-Finmeccanica said Wednesday the decision to rename Finmeccanica Global Services to LGS comes a month after shareholders cleared a proposal to rebrand Finmeccanica as Leonardo. LGS […] More
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