Radar

Leonardo is the European leader in radar technology, with our Centre of Excellence in Edinburgh building upon a 75-year heritage in this area.

We design and manufacture radars for fire control and surveillance that have been bought by government and military customers around the world. These include the Eurofighter Typhoon primary sensor, the Captor radar, as well as our family of Osprey and Seaspray radars that are exported to countries around the world.

Leonardo is also part of Team Tempest (alongside the RAF Rapid Capability Office, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and MBDA) which is developing a Next Generation Combat Air System capable of operating in the 2040+ environment. As part of the ongoing Future Combat Air System Technology Initiative (FCAS TI) programme, Leonardo will be developing the Sensor and Communications Systems technology for the next generation aircraft.

The Eye of the Typhoon

The Eye of the Typhoon

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.

Osprey spreads its considerable wings

Leonardo has established itself as a world-leader in radar design and manufacturing. Its products provide essential capability to military and civilian operations around the globe, and the company is now pushing new boundaries in surveillance innovation thanks to its multi-role Osprey radars.

Osprey spreads its considerable wings

Edinburgh – Award-winning Radar Centre of Excellence

Edinburgh – Award-winning Radar Centre of Excellence

Leonardo’s Edinburgh site specialises in the provision of multi-role surveillance radars and countermeasure systems, and has a rich heritage of innovation. Today it produces world-leading radar technology including CAPTOR for the Typhoon, Osprey for Norway’s all-weather search and rescue helicopters, Seaspray for the US Coast Guard, and the Raven for Saab’s Gripen Fighter aircraft.

Tempest – Developing a Future Combat Air System

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.

Tempest – Developing a Future Combat Air System

Leonardo on-board as the Saab Gripen-E takes to the skies

Leonardo on-board as the Saab Gripen-E takes to the skies

Leonardo has designed and built all the avionics systems on-board the Saab Gripen E next generation smart fighter. The relationship between Leonardo and Saab dates back to 2009.