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Tanzania orders C-27J Spartans

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Tanzania has ordered two C-27J Spartan transport aircraft from Italy’s Leonardo, becoming the fifth African customer for the aircraft after Chad, Kenya, Morocco and...

Israel and Greece sign record defence deal

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Israel and Greece have signed their biggest ever defence procurement deal, which Israel said on Sunday would strengthen political and economic ties between the...

Leonardo eyes more cyber security deals with EU institutions after parliament...

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Italy’s Leonardo aims to sign more cyber security deals with European institutions after winning a digital contract with the European Parliament, the head of...

Leonardo hack targeted military plane details, arrest warrant shows

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An investigation into a data theft at Leonardo has found that a hacker working inside the Italian defence group appeared to target details of...

Italian police arrest two over hacking at defence group Leonardo

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Police arrested two people on Saturday who have worked at Leonardo for their alleged role in hacking the Italian defence group’s computers to steal...

Kenya finally receive all three C-27J Spartans

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The Kenya Air Force is now operating all three of its C-27J Spartan transport aircraft it had ordered, after the third was held back...

Leonardo acquires South Africa’s Precision Air Services

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Italy’s Leonardo has acquired Precision Air Services based at Wonderboom Airport outside Pretoria as it strengthens its helicopter support services in South Africa. The company...

Poor first quarter results for Leonardo

Italian defence group Leonardo warns the coronavirus outbreak will have a bigger impact in the second quarter, after reporting a net loss in the...

Morocco starts maritime patrols with newly delivered King Air 350ER aircraft

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The Royal Moroccan Navy has begun using two King Air 350ER aircraft for maritime surveillance after they were configured for the role by Leonardo. The...

Kenya officially takes new C-27J Spartans into service

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The Kenya Air Force (KAF) on 14 February commissioned into service its two new C-27J Spartan transport aircraft acquired from Italy’s Leonardo in a...

Kenyan C-27Js delivered

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The Kenya Air Force has received its first two C-27J Spartan transport aircraft from Italy’s Leonardo, with a third still to be delivered. The two...

Leonardo investing in solar-powered drones

Italian defence and aerospace group Leonardo invested in a company developing solar-powered drones potentially capable of unlimited flight with no refuelling. The drone, expected...

Falco EVO UAV used to monitor illegal migration in Mediterranean

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The European Union’s Frontex Maritime Aerial Surveillance project has been successfully using Falco EVO unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor illegal immigrants in the...

Transnet getting new AW109SP helicopters

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The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will in the coming weeks receive two new AW109SP helicopters from Italy’s Leonardo. On 17 April Gianfranco Sottotetti, Head...

Delivery of Kenyan AW139s imminent

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Kenya will soon be taking delivery of new AW139 helicopters from Leonardo Helicopters, with the aircraft being seen conducting test flights in Italy. Photos emerged...

Egypt reportedly orders AW149 helicopters

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Egypt is believed to have ordered AW149 helicopters to use aboard its naval vessels, choosing the Leonardo Helicopters product over the competing NH90. According to...

Leonardo establishes helicopter production joint venture with Algeria

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Leonardo and the Algerian Ministry of National Defence have established a joint venture for the local assembly, sale and support of Leonardo helicopters. Announcing the...

Moroccan Navy getting King Air 350s

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The Royal Moroccan Navy is taking delivery of two King Air 350ER aircraft configured for maritime surveillance. The aircraft were manufactured in the United States...

Leonardo deploys Falco UAV for Frontex trial

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Leonardo's Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), in a maritime patrol configuration, has been deployed from Lampedusa airport (Lampedusa...

Algeria likely customer for additional Fuchs-2 vehicles

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Algeria is believed to be behind an order for components for the manufacture of Fuchs-2 armoured vehicles from Rheinmetall worth over a...

Kenya Air Force C-27Js nearing delivery

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The Kenya Air Force (KAF) will soon be taking delivery of its three new C-27J Spartan airlifters from Italy's Leonardo. One of the...

Helicopter developments at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show

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Even if Farnborough International Air Show is not the place where helicopter manufacturers are expected to make major announcements, five large OEMs...

Tunisian military looking for new helicopters

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Tunisia's defence ministry is looking for over a dozen new civil helicopters. According to African Intelligence, the Tunisian defence ministry has issued a...

Germany, France press ahead on ‘historic’ joint weapons developments

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German and French officials on Thursday pressed ahead with plans to jointly develop a next-generation fighter jet, a drone and a maritime...

Leonardo providing air traffic control systems to Africa

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Leonardo has recently signed two contracts to provide air traffic control (ATC) systems for Somalia and Sudan. The first contract was signed...

Paris Air Show rotary wing roundup

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Here are details of rotary wing orders and announcements made during the 2017 Paris Air Show last week. Airbus Helicopters unveiled the aerodynamic...

Algerian helicopter plant moving forward

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The establishment of an Algerian factory to produce Leonardo-Finmeccanica helicopters has moved a step forward with the signing of a memorandum of...

World medium and heavy military helicopter market declining

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An estimated 4,791 medium/heavy military rotorcraft will be produced from 2016 through 2025, with this production valued at $115.7 billion, with yearly...

Leonardo-Finmeccanica to supply King Air surveillance aircraft to African customer

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica has been contracted to supply two Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft equipped with its ATOS mission system to an African customer,...

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