At EURONAVAL Online this week, Leonardo is highlighting its decades-long experience in the naval domain, emphasising that over 50 navies have selected the company’s solutions for more than 140 vessels over the last half-century.
The portfolio includes complete integrated combat systems, combat management systems and communication systems as well as radar, fire control, electro-optical and navigation systems, remotely piloted airborne platforms and their payloads, ammunition, missiles, torpedoes, sonar and electronic warfare suites.
Leonardo’s modular Combat Management System (CMS) features open architecture and is reconfigurable to fit any ship configuration. High levels of flexibility mean customers can select from a wide range of systems to be integrated. The Italian Navy, as part of its modernisation programme, recently adopted Leonardo’s CMS to equip its multi-role PPA offshore patrol vessels.
In the communications domain, Leonardo is promoting its voice distribution system SENTINEL TVT (Tactical Voice Terminal). In operational scenarios, the company is highlighting the BLACK SCORPION light torpedo as well as the VULCANO 127mm ammunition and a new small-calibre system, alongside the Ultra-LIght SonicS Enhanced System (ULISSES) sensor, which is designed to maximise ASW operational effectiveness. In addition, the JANUS multi-sensor electro-optical system offers medium and long-range visual surveillance capabilities in a single package.
In the radar domain, the company is focusing on the OSPREY (E-scan) and GABBIANO (M-scan) multi-mode, multi-mission airborne radars, both of which can operate in all weather conditions over land, sea and coastal regions. The GABBIANO TS Ultra-Light – the lightest in the family – has been integrated into the AWHERO remotely piloted helicopter, which integrates sensors made by Leonardo and is optimised for naval applications.