Tag Archives: Finmeccanica

Visiongain Report: Global Military Drone Market’s 2016 Revenue Hit $7.4B

A Visiongain report has estimated worldwide revenue for military unmanned aerial vehicles reached $7.4 billion last year. The company’s Military UAV Market Report 2016-2026 report  also covers analyses and forecasts on high-altitude long endurance UAVs, medium-altitude long-endurance drones and three other military UAV submarkets over the next 10 years in eight countries that include the …

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UK Dragonfire Consortium to Carry Out Laser Weapons Demonstrator Program

Britain-based industrial team UK Dragonfire will conduct the Laser Directed Energy Weapons Capability Demonstrator under a potential $39.2 million deal with the U.K.’s ministry of defense. MBDA said Friday the group will look to mature the country’s high energy laser weapon systems capacity as well as technologies for a high energy defensive laser weapon …

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Grand View Research: Military Radar Market Worth $14B in 8 Years

A Grand View Research report predicts the global military radar market will reach $13.78 billion in value by 2024 due to an increasing demand for border safety. The use of radar technology in weapon guidance, air traffic control and collision avoidance systems is also projected to drive market growth, Grand View Research said Thursday. The projected growth will also …

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General Dynamics Integrates Link 16 Datalink System on Leonardo-Finmeccanica Export Helicopter

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 …

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MBDA-Led Consortium to Demo Laser Capacity for UK Military

The U.K. military has selected MBDA to demonstrate a capacity to field laser-directed weapons that can potentially urge the country’s navy and other services to utilize similar systems, Defense News reported Sunday. Andrew Chuter writes MBDA leads a bid team called UK Dragonfire that includes BAE Systems, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Marshall Defense and Aerospace and Qinetiq to develop a solid …

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Esterline to Support General Dynamics-Led Team on Canadian Search-and-Rescue Aircraft Program Pursuit

An Esterline subsdiairy has been chosen to supply a suite of avionics systems for the C-27J Spartan platform a General Dynamics-led team aims to offer to Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue program. Team Spartan comprises General Dynamics’ mission systems business, DRS Technologies and Leonardo-Finmeccanica‘s aircraft division, Esterline said Wednesday. The consortium seeks to integrate Esterline CMC Electronics‘ CMA-9000 …

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica Unveils Trainer Variant of AgustaWestland Koala Helicopter

Leonardo-Finmeccanica debuted a military trainer variant of the AgustaWestland-built AW119 Koala helicopter Monday at the Navy League’s Sea-Air Space Exhibition in Washington. AgustaWestland, a subsidiary of the Italian conglomerate, aims to offer the TH-119 single-engine helicopter training platform to the U.S. Navy and other potential military customers, Finmeccanica said Monday. The TH-119 is designed …

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Finmeccanica Unveils New E-Scan Airborne Surveillance Radar for UAVs

Finmeccanica has added the Osprey airborne surveillance radar to its portfolio of electronically scanning radars in effort to offer a 360-degree field of view for different types of aircraft such as unmanned aerial vehicles. The company said Thursday Osprey radars are built with a flat-panel design to support installation into small platforms as well as the e-scan technology that …

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Finmeccanica Shareholders Approve Name Change to ‘Leonardo’

A near-unanimous majority of shareholders at Italy-based defense and industrial conglomerate Finmeccanica have approved the company’s proposal to officially change its name to Leonardo from Jan. 1, 2017 after the famous scientist Leonardo Da Vinci. Finmeccanica said Thursday it will operate under the name Leonardo-Finmeccanica through Dec. 31, 2016 in an effort to facilitate …

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DRS Receives $51M Subcontract from General Dynamics for Tactical C4I System Support

Finmeccanica subsidiary DRS Technologies has landed a $51 million subcontract from General Dynamics to provide support services for the U.K. armed forces’ tactical command, control, communications, computers and intelligence system. DRS said Monday it will provide rugged tactical displays, rugged computing technology upgrades, and associated services for the General Dynamics-supported Bowman tactical communications system that works …

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BAE-Airbus-Finmeccanica Team Lands Eurofighter Typhoon Supply Contract With Kuwait

A consortium of BAE Systems, Airbus’ defense and space business and Finmeccanica’s Alenia Aermacchi subsidiary has won a contract to provide 28 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft to Kuwait. The contract award to Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug comes after Kuwait signed an aircraft procurement agreement with the government of Italy in September 2015, Eurofighter said …

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Finmeccanica Lands $114M AgustaWestland Helicopter Supply Contract With Philippine Navy; Mauro Moretti Comments

Finmeccanica has won a potential $114 million contract to build and deliver two AgustaWestland-built helicopters to the Philippine navy. Mauro Moretti, CEO and general manager of Finmeccanica, said Thursday the contract also covers training and support services related to AW159 helicopters. AW159 is designed for use in maritime surveillance, anti-surface and …

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