Air Force

Leonardo: PZL-Świdnik awarded PLN 8.25 billion gross (EUR 1.76 billion) contract for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters for the Polish Armed Forces

PZL-Świdnik, the Polish company fully owned by Leonardo, has been awarded a contract by the Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) worth 8.25 billion PLN gross (approximately EUR 1.76 billion) for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters. The contract was announced today during an official ceremony held at PZL-Świdnik’s facility …

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Collins Aerospace to Develop Unmanned Flight Ecosystem in Ireland

Collins Aerospace has received a three-year funding award from the European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (EU CINEA) and SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking (JU) to develop an unmanned flight ecosystem in Ireland by delivering a Digital Sky Demonstrator on U-Space. In conjunction with several Irish aviation companies, Collins Aerospace …

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Leonardo digital electronics factories go live across the UK

Leonardo has launched a new data-driven approach to design and manufacturing at its electronics sites across the UK, with a new ‘common data environment’ going live, initially at sites in Edinburgh, Luton, Basildon and Southampton. The change will speed up development and cut costs as the company’s scientists and engineers …

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MDA selects Raytheon Missiles & Defense to continue developing a first-of-its-kind counter-hypersonic missile

The Missile Defense Agency has selected Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business (NYSE: RTX), to continue to develop a first-of-its-kind counter-hypersonic missile, the Glide Phase Interceptor. GPI is designed to intercept hypersonic weapons in the glide phase of flight, providing the U.S. and allies with an additional layer …

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Raytheon Intelligence & Space Selected for $46M AF Prototype Project Award to Modernize A-10

Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, was selected to receive a $46.2 million firm-fixed-price Project-Level Agreement under the SOSSEC Consortium’s AFLCMC Consortium Initiative OTA from the U.S. Air Force to replace the A-10C Thunderbolt II mission computer with RI&S’ Common Open Secure Mission Computer, COSMC, modernized processing for …

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Leonardo, Skydweller Aero and Luxembourg’s Directorate of Defence announce collaboration agreement to support flight tests for a solar-powered Unmanned Aircraft System

Through the collaboration agreement signed by Leonardo, Luxembourg’s Defence Ministry and Skydweller Aero, the programme for the first solar-powered drone will leverage new research and development opportunities, particularly in the field of ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) Leonardo has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Luxembourg’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Skydweller Aero to explore …

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AKERON, the new unique family of fifth-generation combat weapons

MBDA presents AKERON, a unique family of fifth-generation tactical combat missiles, a quantum leap from the third and fourth generation weapons currently available on the market. This family includes the MMP and MHT missiles, now renamed AKERON MP and AKERON LP respectively. MBDA presents AKERON, a unique family of fifth-generation …

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