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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
Leonard DRS has opened a new manufacturing facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, where its naval power segment will work to deliver services and boost business efforts to aid the U.S. Navy. The arms industry company said Friday it invested in the facility to become the center point of the Leonardo DRS Naval Power business’ modernized […] More
Leonardo handed over the first TH-73A helicopter to the U.S. Navy for training the branch’s tiltrotor and rotary-wing aviators, as part of a $171 million initial aircraft production contract awarded in January 2020. The Advanced Helicopter Training System, which is derived from the AgustaWestland AW119 Koala, will replace the TH-57B/C Sea Ranger used by military […] More

France- and Italy-based businesses of Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales and Leonardo, have landed spots on a potential $6 billion NASA contract vehicle covering spacecraft systems and support services through an on-ramp solicitation process. The agency issued the first RAPID IV on-ramp award nearly eight months after its original selection of five aerospace companies to participate in the program.

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