Leonardo participated at the Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) International 2020 virtual conference (30 September - 2 October). OPV operations for Homeland Defence and policing of the Economic Exclusion Zone are ever important. But with the increasing complexity of warfare, what more can be done to enhance their capabilities? Leonardo boasts a rich heritage in delivering OPV capability ensuring operational effectiveness of navies around the world. Discover more by scrolling down.
'Small calibre naval and underwater defence systems and their multi-purpose role' by Marco Fani, Naval and Underwater Defence Systems Business Development. Thursday 1 October – 1600-1620
'Vertical Lift Options for OPVs in the Digital Age – Benefits of integrating helicopters with OPV operations' by Louis Wilson-Chalon, Maritime Segment Lead. Friday 2 October – 1030-1050
The AW159 is the new twin-engine multi-mission military helicopter capable of autonomous detection, identification and attack of Land and Naval targets. The high-performance platform has state-of-the-art avionics and mission systems for excellent crew situational awareness. A complete suite of self-protection measures facilitates rapid tactical assessment in any theatre of operations.
The state-of-the-art unmanned AWHERO is a dual-use platform able to perform civil and military missions day and night, over land and sea. It is the only Rotary Unmanned Air System (RUAS) in its class designed to the same safety design concepts applied to helicopters such as systems redundancy and guarantees high reliability and maintainability, ensuring low operating costs.
The AW101 is the most advanced, versatile and capable multi-role helicopter available today, featuring sophisticated avionics and mission systems, coupled with long range and endurance. It provides operational persistence for all missions.
Teaming manned aircraft with unmanned air systems (Manned Unmanned Teaming - MUMT) enhances force air support capability in both the Land and Maritime environments, enabling extended and complex operations to be conducted with a mix of platforms and systems.
Black Scorpion is a mini torpedo designed to support the contact classification process with minimum cost and maximum flexibility and effectiveness. It can be launched from multiple platforms, operate at depths ranging from 30-200 metres and travel at up to 15 knots.
The MARLIN - WS is an advanced system developed to meet the emerging requirements of modern naval warfare at best level of effectiveness. It is suitable as main armament for small size vessels or as secondary armament for larger ships, with no deck penetration and simple installation.
The Osprey multi-mode surveillance radar provides second generation Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) surveillance capability as the primary sensor on airborne assets to meet the challenges of the 21st century.