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Leonardo, RAF demonstrate drone swarming capability

Leonardo announced on October 7 that it had successfully conducted a live trial of a ‘drone swarming’ capability with the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) at the end of July

SAGE 750 ESM integrated onto SeaGuardian

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc announced on September 9 that it had integrated Leonardo’s SAGE 750 electronic support measure system onto its MQ-9B SeaGuardian UAS.

UK funds next-gen AESA radar for RAF Typhoons

On September 3, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced it had awarded BAE Systems and Leonardo a £317m contract to develop a next-generation radar for the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon fleet.

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T-346A Next Generation Trainer

Riccardo Niccoli joins a mission in the Leonardo T-346A, which is revolutionising fighter pilot training for Italian Air Force and foreign students using a mix of real and ‘virtual’ flying.

Boeing grows RAF Wedgetail industry team

Leonardo, STS Aviation Services and Thales have been selected by Boeing to join a UK-based industry team that will deliver five E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Royal Air Force (RAF).

Wildcat HMA2 test-fires Martlet missiles

A Leonardo Helicopters AW159 Wildcat HMA2 – belonging to the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm (FAA) – has successfully test-fired Thales’ Martlet Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) for the first time.

Leonardo M-345 gains Italian certification

Italy’s Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA, the Italian Ministry of Defence’s certification authority) has issued initial certification for Leonardo’s M-345 advanced jet training aircraft.

Fire Scout begins AN/ZPY-8 radar flight trials

The US Navy has commenced flight testing of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, equipped with Leonardo’s AN/ZPY-8 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.

Litening-5 and RecceLite pods for M-346FA

RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems has announced that it will supply its AN/AAQ-28(V) Litening-5 targeting pod and RecceLite reconnaissance system for integration on Leonardo’s M-346FA light combat aircraft.

Leonardo to supply electronics for Spanish PC-21s

Pilatus has contracted Leonardo to provide electronic components for the Ejército del Aire’s (Spanish Air Force’s) future PC-21 single-engine turboprop trainer fleet.