Leonardo stands ready for second OCEAN2020 demonstration, Europe’s most important research project for maritime surveillance

  • The second OCEAN2020 (Open Cooperation for European mAritime awareNess) demonstration is commencing in the Baltic Sea. Leonardo is the coordinator in this important European funded research defense program
  • Leonardo technologies will include its SW-4 SOLO remotely piloted helicopter, Osprey 30 radar and the naval Combat Management System. These systems all improve maritime operators’ situational awareness and decision-making capabilities
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Leonardo's Tucson, Arizona Semiconductor Laser Manufacturing Facility Obtains Automotive IATF 16949 Certification

Leonardo Electronics US Inc. (LEI), a leading manufacturer of semiconductor lasers and systems for automotive, defense, security, medical, and industrial applications, and US subsidiary of Leonardo, announced today that it has obtained the automotive IATF 16949 certification. Leonardo is now one of a select few automotive certified manufacturers of both Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) arrays and edge-emitting laser sources for lidar, Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and other sensing applications.

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New Market Opportunities for Aesthetic Laser System Manufacturers

In the last few months, there has been a re-ignited interest in expanding aesthetic laser applications. With significant proven successes in the hair removal space, teams like Leonardo continue to partner with aesthetic laser system developers to explore the treatment of other conditions.

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What’s New in Directed Energy?

Today, the US Department of Defense’s directed energy program has achieved a significant milestone—fielding a directed energy laser into a ship’s weapons systems, authorized for use upon command. There is much progress to be made, but leaders in the field of directed energy are making great strides to overcome long-standing concerns around usability, scalability, and power requirements for viability.

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Three Variables for AFP Diode Laser Specification

As noted in our recent blog, the demand for higher volume and more efficient carbon composite material manufacturing is pushing technological advancements in laser-based automated fiber placement (AFP) techniques forward. These new methods introduce key advantages which can save manufacturers time and money.

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Leonardo Introduces Counter UAV System for US DoD and Border Patrol Security

Leonardo Electronics US is proud to introduce the Falcon Shield, now available to US DoD, DOE, Border Patrol and partners. The Falcon Shield counter-UAV system addresses the threat of low, slow and small unmanned air systems undetectable by conventional air surveillance equipment. The drone mitigation system is a mature platform already proven globally, with demonstrated effective performance in high visibility, ‘no fail’ missions including:

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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 itself 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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