Under Team Tempest, Leonardo is working with the RAF Rapid Capability Office, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and MBDA to provide the technologies, knowledge, skills and expertise to develop a Next Generation Combat Air System capable of operating in the 2040+ environment.
For over 100 years, Leonardo has designed world-leading airborne electronic warfare solutions that have helped save lives of aircrews on operations around the world. Our BriteCloud decoy represents the most significant advance in radar-guided missile countermeasures since the advent of chaff.
As part of the MBDA-led UK Dragonfire consortium, Leonardo is working with UK MOD and Dstl to develop a Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) capable of providing short-range air defence capability or close-in protection for naval vessels, by tracking, deterring or even destroying an incoming threat.
The airborne Search and Rescue (SAR) sector could be transformed, thanks to new award-winning technology developed by Leonardo and Smith Myers Communications which can locate a casualty through their mobile phone location, even when out of network coverage.
As threats to military aircraft have proliferated and accelerated over time, so has Leonardo’s expertise in developing countermeasures that protect fast jets, transport aircraft, helicopters and their crews around the globe. Leonardo's Miysis DIRCM is the world’s most advanced operational Directed Infrared Countermeasures system, and is is already protecting airborne systems for UK and NATO end-users.