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MQ-9B SeaGuardian to receive Seaspray AESA radar

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) revealed on January 18 that it is working with Leonardo to integrate the Seaspray 7500 V2 maritime radar onto its MQ-9B SeaGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft system (RPAS)

Slovenia set for C-27J Spartan acquisition

The Slovenian government revealed on January 15 that it will acquire up to two Leonardo C-27J Spartan tactical transports after the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted a greater need for a national airlift capability

Colombia selects AW139 as new presidential helicopter

Colombia has ordered a single Leonardo AW139 medium-lift, twin-engine helicopter to serve under the nation’s air force in a presidential transport role, the company announced on January 11

Qatar’s first two NH90s take flight

Leonardo revealed on December 23 that the first two NHIndustries NH90 medium-lift utility helicopters for the Qatar Emiri Air Force had completed their maiden flights in France and Italy, respectively

Italian Air Force receives first two T-345As

Leonardo handed over its first two T-345A jet trainers to the Italian Air Force on December 22 – kickstarting the delivery of 18 examples to the service

US Navy orders additional TH-73A training helicopters

The US Department of Defense announced on November 12 that it had contracted AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation – a subsidiary of Leonardo – to deliver an additional 36 TH-73A training helicopters to the US Navy

Launch customer lined up for C-27J Next Generation

Leonardo announced on November 11 that final testing of its C-27J Spartan Next Generation tactical transport had begun, adding that it had secured a launch customer for the platform

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.