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  • General Dynamics Integrates Link 16 Datalink System on Leonardo-Finmeccanica Export Helicopter - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 command-and-control surveillance system on the […] More

  • MBDA-Led Consortium to Demo Laser Capacity for UK Military - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 state high power demonstrator weapon […] More

  • Finmeccanica Unveils New E-Scan Airborne Surveillance Radar for UAVs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 works to deliver simultaneous coverage in […] More

  • Finmeccanica Shareholders Approve Name Change to 'Leonardo' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 continuity of relationships with other […] More

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