Leonardo Returns to IMDEX Asia with Naval Technologies Above And Under The Sea

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Italian heavyweight, Leonardo, returns to IMDEX Asia with their high-end technological display of solutions for the world’s maritime forces.

From today until May 5,  the company will present complete solutions for naval operations included advanced naval Command & Control systems, weapon systems, sensors, underwater systems, optronics, maritime communication systems, aircraft, helicopters, space communications and unmanned platforms.

Already supporting the operational requirements of 70 naval forces worldwide,  Its products and services incorporate innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, automation, data processing and information management.

Amongst the company’s leading technologies are the Combat Management System (CMS) ATHENA MK2. The system equips, amongst others, Italian Navy’s new offshore multi-purpose patrol vessels “Thaon di Revel” (also known as PPA for “Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura”) and “Trieste” LHD (Landing Helicopter Dock), whose capabilities will be on display at the exposition.

As the “brain” of the ship, the Combat Management System provides operators with situational awareness including a complete tactical picture of the operational scenario at sea, above and under the water, enabling operators to plan and quickly execute missions. The system covers all combat missions across different warfare domains as well as management and support functions, integrating sensors and effectors in a multi-layered approach to satisfy even the most demanding requirements of modern naval forces.

The ATHENA MK2/U has also been developed for the U-212 Near Future Submarines (NFS) currently being built for the Italian Navy. For control of underwater domain, Leonardo designs and develops light weight and heavy weight torpedoes, anti-torpedo, countermeasures and sonar systems.

On Leonardo’s stand at IMDEX Asia is the display of the lightweight modular sonic system ULISSES, developed to maximise effectiveness in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations on fixed- and rotary-wing maritime patrol aircraft by minimising weight and size.

Leonardo also showcases its DART (Driven Ammunition Reduced Time of Flight) guided ammunition, effective against highly manoeuvring missiles and small, fast targets. Displayed next to the DART, the Vulcano 76 ammunition is a disruptive solution for enhanced naval gun fire support and is already in service.

Meanwhile, on the waters of Singapore, the Italian Navy’s multi-purpose Offshore Patrol Vessel (PPA) Francesco Morosini makes its visit for the ship display segment, the ship’s first stop in IMDEX Asia as part of its round here in Southeast Asia.

The unit, designed for dual missions, integrates several latest-generation Leonardo systems, including the ATHENA MK2, the Naval Cockpit – that requires only two operators to conduct ship and quick reaction operations – and the new electro-optical DSS-IRST (Distributed Static Staring-InfraRed Search and Tracking System) that protects the ship from multiple threats along coastal areas and on the open sea. –shp/adj/aaa (Image: Leonardo)