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The Air National Guard has recommended the deployment of the Leonardo-built BriteCloud 218 digitalcountermeasure technology to protect fourth-generation fighter aircraft from missile threats.  ANG issued a fielding recommendation following the completion of live trials and testing of the miniaturized, expandable active decoy on the Air Force’s F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft under the Office of Secretary […] More
Nancy Santos has been promoted to the role of vice president of business development at Leonardo DRS, according to her LinkedIn post published Monday. Prior to her move up, Santos served as senior director of business development at the defense contractor for a little over two years. She was primarily responsible for the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving […] More
Leonardo DRS‘ land systems business and Israel-based unmanned air system builder SpearUAV have partnered to develop and market an aerial munition product to the U.S. defense sector. The partnership intends to adapt SpearUAV’s Viper quadrotor in an effort to help military customers observe and reach targets, Leonardo DRS said Thursday. Viper is equipped with the […] More
Leonardo DRS has shipped the main propulsion motor of the U.S. Navy’s upcoming lead Columbia-class nuclear submarine to General Dynamics‘ electric boat business after completing factory acceptance testing of the prototype motor. The defense product and technology company said Tuesday GD Electric Boat will handle the integration of the first production unit into the vessel. […] More
William Lynn, chairman and CEO of Leonardo DRS, said the company is working to advance directed energy, electronic warfare and other capabilities to counter drone swarms, Defense News reported Tuesday. “With single drones, you can deal with them kinetically [and] shoot them down one at a time. With swarming drones, you could have too many […] More
A Leonardo DRS subsidiary has secured a potential $90.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide the service branch and other allies with launch control units and associated components for the MK 41 Vertical Launch System. Laurel Technologies Partnership will produce LCU MK 235 Mod 17 and Mod 18 for delivery to the Navy […] More
Leonardo DRS will deliver an integrated hybrid electric drive system to Eastern Shipbuilding Group to power the fourth set of offshore patrol cutters the latter company is building for the U.S. Coast Guard. The Virginia-based company said Monday it received a subcontract from Eastern for the Auxiliary Propulsion System, a motor that uses two power-dense […] More
Leonardo DRS has secured an $18.9 million contract from the U.S. Army to manufacture ballistic computer-based aiming devices that work to help machine gunners identify and reach a target. The company said Monday it will conduct low-rate initial production efforts for the Army’s Family of Weapon Sight-Crew Served program at a Melbourne, Florida, facility. FWS-CS’s […] More
Nick Chaffey, Northrop Grumman‘s chief executive for the U.K., Europe and the Middle East, has said that the company’s planned partnership with Leonardo will focus on “the future of autonomous, unproved rotary systems” meant for the military and civilian customers to pursue opportunities in the mentioned sectors, Defense News reported Thursday. The companies will combine […] More
The Georgia Tech Research Institute has awarded Leonardo DRS a contract to manufacture surface-to-air missile threat simulator technology for training use by the U.S. Air Force and its international military partners. Leonardo said Monday it will provide the Unmanned Threat Emitter Threat Kit 12 Remote Emitter system to the service branch’s training ranges. The UMTE […] More
Leonardo has agreed to supply over 1,200 more pointer trackers for a Northrop Grumman-led infrared countermeasures program under the U.S. Army. Leonardo said Monday it will deliver the trackers from the U.K. to support the Army’s Common Infrared Countermeasures system, which is designed to protect helicopters from infrared-guided missiles. The deliveries under the new five-year […] More
Data analytics and machine learning company Black Cape has promoted Mike Santamaria to executive vice president and Claire Rich and Justin Shelton to software engineering directors as part of efforts to expand its leadership team. Santamaria, former principal technologist, will mentor all of Black Cape’s software teams and leaders in his new position, the Arlington, […] More
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