Leonardo Focuses Naval Capabilities at DIMDEX 2018
At the 10th anniversary of DIMDEX exhibition – held in Doha from 12 to 14 March –, Leonardo will be demonstrating its state of the art capabilities in defence, security and aerospace sectors to secure Qatar and the surrounding region as well as to protect civil infrastructures in the Gulf, such as airports, ports, sports stadium and oil and gas platforms.
Leonardo’s focus at the show will be to promote its range of naval capabilities, spanning from turnkey combat management systems for all classes of military vessels to naval guns, ammunitions and underwater defence systems which are increasingly being recognised in the Gulf region as the gold-standard for integrated maritime security. At DIMDEX, Leonardo will be building on a solid foundation of over 20 years partnering with the Country: Qatar has ordered 21 new-generation AW139 helicopters for a number of military applications, while, in the commercial market, Gulf Helicopters operates a fleet of AW139s for offshore transport missions and of AW189s for the same application. In addition, the company has a strong position in the Gulf’s commercial and military helicopter markets and sees significant future opportunities for various helicopter types on display in Doha, which also include the NH90 multirole military helicopter.
In the avionics domain, guest will be able to see some of Leonardo’s most advanced electronics products including airborne radars, Directed Infra-Red Counter-Measure (DIRCM) systems and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) equipment. An interactive display on the stand will also give visitors the opportunity to find out about Leonardo’s ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) capabilities.
Of note is Leonardo’s significant contribution to the Eurofighter Typhoon, 24 of which ordered by Qatar at the end of 2017. Qatar’s Typhoon platforms will be the most advanced type and will include the Leonardo-led ‘Captor-E’ E-scan/AESA radar. Beside a significant share of the airframe, Leonardo provides more than 60 percent of the avionics for the Typhoon, including leading the consortia responsible for providing the aircraft’s radar, defensive aids suite and infrared search and track (IRST) system.
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