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Italian-German Partnership in Development of Vulcano Artillery Munitions

BERLIN/ROME, (BM) - Under the umbrella of the Italian and German governments, Leonardo and Diehl Defence developed and qualified the precision-guided munition family Vulcano 127mm and 155mm, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: BAE Systems Has Unveiled a New ARCHER Mobile Howitzer at DSEI The

RAF Fleet Will Be Updated with Leonardo/Thales Protection System

LONDON, (BM) - The UK Ministry of Defence has contracted Leonardo and Thales, under a single source procurement, to deliver an integrated UK Defensive Aids System (DAS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Leonardo and Thales are Considering the Joint Ccquisition of a Space Business from U.S. Firm Maxar

Italy to Join European Development Program of Next-Gen Stealth Fighter Jet

ROME, (BM) - According to the Italian media outlet La Stampa, Italy will soon join the UK Tempest program which involves the development of a sixth-generation multi-role fighter and the first European stealth fighter aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting BeforeFlight. Read more: Germany, France and Spain: Part of The European

Italy and Poland Present a Next Generation Multirole Military Helicopter Concept

KIELCE, (BM) - Leonardo, through its industrial pillar in the Polish helicopter sector PZL-Świdnik, and the Polish Armaments Group, jointly with the Polish aviation industry and R&D centres, present a next generation multirole military helicopter concept based on a legacy W-3 Sokół platform at MSPO 2019, learned BulgarianMilitar.com, qyoting

Leonardo Reported Second Quarter 2019 Revenue of €5,96 Bn

ROME, (BM) - Leonardo's Board of Directors, convened yesterday under the Chairmanship of Gianni De Gennaro, examined and unanimously approved the results of the first half 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the company statement. Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo CEO stated “The first half 2019 results are again in line with expectations

Fincantieri Reported Second Quarter 2019 Revenue of €2,8 Bn

TRIESTE, (BM) - The Board of Directors of FINCANTIERI S.p.A., chaired by Giampiero Massolo, has examined and approved the Half year financial report at 30 June 2019, prepared in accordance with the international financial reporting standards (IAS/IFRS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. During the Board meeting

Leonardo Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Ship Building

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 19th February 2019 Leonardo announced that the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) at the IDEX International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The goal of the MoU is to enhance the

The M-40 Target Drone of Leonardo Flew Its First Live Missions

ROME, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) – One of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, Leonardo, announced yesterday (18th February 2019) that its M-40 target drone flew its first live missions during a recent Italian Navy training exercise, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Leonardo’s Falco EVO RPAS Is Part of the Surveillance

“Spartaco Schergat”, the Ninth of a Series of Ten FREMM, Launched

TRIESTE, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Italian shipbuilding company based in Trieste, Italy, Fincantieri S.p.A., revealed on 26th January 2019 that the launching ceremony of the “Spartaco Schergat” frigate, which is the ninth of a series of ten FREMM (“European multi-purpose frigate”; Italian: Fregata europea multi-missione) vessels, was

Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Marinette Marine Will Build LCS 31

WASHINGTON, D.C., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday (21 January 2019) the global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin announced that the company together with Fincantieri Marinette Marine were awarded a fixed-price-incentive-fee contract by the U.S. Navy to build the additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 31, learned

Leonardo’s Falco EVO RPAS Is Part of the Surveillance Research Programme of Frontex

ROME, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) of L eonardo, Falco EVO, in its maritime patrol version, has been deployed from Lampedusa airport (Lampedusa Island, Italy) as part of the surveillance research programme of Frontex. The goal is to be tested its ability to monitor the external borders of the European

Leonardo’s Technology Will Safeguard Liguria’s Regional Security

GENOA, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) – This week on Monday, 12th November 2018, Leonardo announced that the company and the Ligurian local authorities signed on the same day, in Genoa, a Memorandum of Understanding to develop projects and technological demonstrations for the preservation, safeguarding and security of the territorial ecosystem of…

The Italian F-35 Program Will Be Slowed Down

ROME, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Italian F-35 Program will be slowed down and during the coming five years instead of 10 jets, it will be purchased six or seven of the previously planned quantity as reported by a government source, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: New Manufacturing Facility of Lockheed Martin in Florida The…

Naval Group and Fincantieri Detail Their Future Industrial Alliance

PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Naval Group and Fincantieri unveiled details in a press release on 23th October 2018 regarding the announcement of the Governments of France and Italy during the 34th Franco-Italian Summit in Lyon on 27th September 2017 about their intention to facilitate the creation of a more efficient and competitive…

Cyber and Electronic Warriors of the Future Will Be Trained at New Leonardo Facility

ROME, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com), 19 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Leonardo The global high-tech company and one of the key players in aerospace, defence and security Leonardo announced on Friday, 14 September 2018, that at a ceremony on the same day the UK’s Chief of Defence Intelligence Air Marshal Philip Osborn…

Leonardo DRS Receives Additional $13 Million to Continue Its Work on a C-UAV System

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 2 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Leonardo DRS/A M-ATV equipped with Leonardo DRS' MLIDS, developed to disable or destroy enemy drones In the context of the quickly developing UAV technologies nowadays, an additional $13 million has been granted to Leonardo DRS in order the…

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