Carbon Composite Materials – The Role Manufacturing Processes Play in Greener Transportation

While “going green” is a familiar concept, the materials and processes needed to make real change are constantly evolving to better protect our environment. The automotive industry continues to embrace green technologies to meet environmentally conscious consumer demands and to position themselves over the competition.

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Carbon Composite Manufacturing: Answers to the Top 4 Questions on Laser-based AFP Systems

Carbon composite manufacturing has become a key area of R&D to meet increasing demand for carbon fiber composite materials. This shift is largely driven by industries looking for strong, lightweight, green materials. Manufacturers already using these materials or exploring the materials include automotive, sports equipment, civil infrastructure, and oil & gas manufacturers.

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New Tech Bridge between US & UK Navies to Further Vision of Interchangeability

The U.S and UK navies have combined their efforts to achieve interchangeability between the two operations. The new tech bridge will help to ease and speed innovation, allowing both navies to better access technologies from academia as well as large and small companies. By synchronizing pioneering capabilities, strengthening operating concepts and focusing collective efforts to deliver a combined seapower, the move toward interchangeability will strengthen the advantage of these allies in defense related missions.

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First Live Launch Of BriteCloud 218 Decoy From Airbus Target Drone

BriteCloud 218, which is currently undergoing a trials program in the United States led by the US Air National Guard (ANG) to confirm its suitability for the F-16 combat aircraft, was just trialed successfully by the German Armed Forces as a protection capability for target drone aircraft, also known as remotely-piloted air target systems (RPATS). The trial proved the ability of Leonardo's flare-sized electronic device to outwit missiles equipped with Semi-Active Radar (SAR) seeker technology.

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The Future of Mobility: Key Takeaways from CES 2021

Every year we look forward to seeing the new, exciting technology hitting many markets at CES in Las Vegas. Last year, we were able to walk the show floor and stand next to amazing advancements in lidar integrations in the automotive industry like Hyundi Motor Group’s air taxi and the front sensing 3D-lidar headlamp from Pioneer’s Smart Sensing Innovations.

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Leonardo Seaspray AESA Maritime Radar to be Integrated on GA-ASI SeaGuardian

SAN DIEGO – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is working with Leonardo to integrate the Leonardo Seaspray 7500E V2 radar into the centerline radar pod of its MQ-9B SeaGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft system (RPAS). The integration of this market-leading radar onto the SeaGuardian will enable persistent maritime ISR and is available to our international customer base.

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Check out the cover story in Laser Focus World! Advancements in Laser Technology from ELI Beamlines, LLNL, and Leonardo Electronics US Inc featured in January issue

ELI Beamlines, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and Leonardo Electronics US Inc. have teamed up to advance high-power laser capabilities in their pursuit of a petawatt laser. This global collaboration has already demonstrated significant performance improvements for laser technologies, specifically for the LLNL-developed High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (L3-HAPLS), with implications for a range of promising applications.

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DEPS Systems Symposium Re-cap – The Scaling and Industrialization of Directed Energy Pump Sources

At the recent DEPS Systems Symposium, Leonardo’s John Goings presented key advancements in directed energy pump sources. His presentation, titled “The Road to Power Scaling and Industrialization of Directed Energy Pump Sources,” reviewed the role of semiconductor laser diodes, the pumping source, in directed energy laser systems.

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What to expect in 2021 from Leonardo in the US

As Leonardo operations in the US work to close out 2020 with deliveries across a range of US programs, we are looking ahead to 2021. Whether government, security, medical, industrial or automotive, the advancements we’re working toward are strategically designed to support your needs and growth targets.

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Laser-Based Fusion Energy: Can Diode Technology Speed Viability?

Physicists have been conducting extensive research for decades to explore the feasibility of fusion-based energy production, looking to tap what could be a trillion-dollar market with the hope of achieving the ultimate, clean, nearly inexhaustible source of energy.

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