Falcon Shield

Falcon Shield is a rapidly deployable, scalable and modular system designed to address the threat from low, slow and small unmanned air systems (UAS). Its flexible configurable system enables highly accurate detection, tracking, identification, geo-location and mitigation of UAS threats through a complimentary, fully integrated suite of sensors and effectors.

Utilising specialised radar and Electronic Surveillance Measures (ESM) covering 360 degrees, Falcon Shield rapidly detects, tracks and prioritises UAS threats.

It can be used for: the security and protection of military forces and bases; to protect critical infrastructure and facilities; safety at public, national and government events; and for sector, zonal or wide area security and surveillance.

Falcon Shield Counter UAS

See how the Falcon Shield Counter Unmanned Air System (CUAS) addresses the threat of low, slow and small UAS, which are usually undetectable by conventional air surveillance equipment.

Countering the threat of drones at Gatwick Airport

Read how Falcon Shield was deployed by the Royal Air Force to confirm the absence of drones and allow air operations at Gatwick Airport to resume unhindered, shortly before Christmas 2018.

Countering the threat of drones at Gatwick Airport

Leonardo delivers counter-drone technology to RAF to support the R&D programme SYNERGIA

Leonardo delivers counter-drone technology to RAF to support the R&D programme SYNERGIA

Leonardo in the UK has delivered the first of four complete baseline counter-drone systems to the Royal Air Force in support of the next stage of its Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) research and development programme.

Air Defence

Leonardo develops system-of-systems solutions that utilise existing assets along with new technology to offer the full detect-to-engage spectrum of capability. Through the integration of our UK-based Electro-Optical capability and our internationally-renowned radar technology, our air defence systems enable mission-critical operations, ranging from airspace control to ground-based air defence, protection of forces and critical assets, and air traffic control.

Air Defence

£317m contract to develop next generation radar for the RAF Typhoon

£317m contract to develop next generation radar for the RAF Typhoon

Leonardo and BAE Systems have been awarded a contract to develop the Active Electronically Scanned Array European Common Radar System Mark 2 to a standard ready to be integrated onto RAF Typhoons, sustaining hundreds of jobs and developing technologies for the UK’s Future Combat Air System.