Under Team Tempest, Leonardo is working with the RAF Rapid Capability Office, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and MBDA to provide the technologies, knowledge, skills and expertise to develop a Next Generation Combat Air System capable of operating in the 2040+ environment.
Leonardo is a Eurofighter Typhoon consortium partner, providing the Royal Air Force with its multi-role combat air capability. We are responsible for delivering over 60% of the aircraft’s on-board avionics including leading the consortia that develop both the Radar and Defensive Aid Sub-System.
Supporting missions for the UK Royal Navy and British Army, our AW159 Wildcat helicopter is designed to operate in the world’s harshest environments. Whether hunting submarines or offering battlefield force-protection, the Wildcat provides a flexible multi-role capability on land and at the sea.
Our UK-produced ‘Falcon Shield’ system – which accurately detects, tracks, identifies, geo-locates and mitigates rogue drone threats – was deployed by the Royal Air Force following sighting of drones at Gatwick airport, to confirm the absence of drones and allow air operations to resume unhindered.