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Sentinel-1A: pinpoint precision in remote sensing of Earth

Sentinel-1A: pinpoint precision in remote sensing of Earth

Launched on April 3, 2014, Sentinel-1A, the first satellite in the European environmental monitoring programme Copernicus has already been providing important information for a month as demonstration of the enormous steps taken in remote sensing by satellite field.
Rome 15/07/2015
V-Fides, underwater drone

V-Fides, underwater drone

Developed by Finmeccanica – WASS and equipped with sonar, acoustic, optical, chemical and magnetic sensors, V-Fides, is an innovative underwater vehicle that can be employed both in civilian and surveillance missions. .
Rome 14/07/2015
Taking big STEPS into space

Taking big STEPS into space

Results of the second stage of "STEPS" (systems and technologies for the exploration of space) had been presented a few days ago. The research and development project carried out in the field of space exploration started in 2008 by the Piedmont region and Thales Alenia Space, together with the Polytechnic University of Turin, the Eastern Piedmont University of, Altec and some Sme's in Piedmont.
Roma 14/07/2015
Strales: precise engagement

Strales: precise engagement

OTO Melara's Strales increases 76/62 naval guns capabilities in facing those challenges arising from new asymmetric war scenarios. After more than 100 years, OTO Melara's decision to invest in the production of innovative and high-technology naval artillery systems proves to be a winning strategy.
Roma 13/07/2015
Three new Italian Coast Guard AW139 ready for operations

Three new Italian Coast Guard AW139 ready for operations

Finmeccanica- AgustaWestland delivered three further AW139s to the Italian Coast Guard, the The AW139, an intermediate twin-engine helicopter, is considered as the benchmark aircraft in its category worldwide for search and rescue (SAR) missions and other public utility roles.
Rome 06/07/2015
The Copernicus Programme: Sentinel-2A successfully launched into orbit

The Copernicus Programme: Sentinel-2A successfully launched into orbit

Successfully launched on June 23 at 3.52 (CET) from the European spaceport at Kourou, in French Guyana, using an Arianespace VEGA carrier, Sentinel-2A will start soon the testing phase and after roughly three months it will start sending images to monitor the health conditions of the Planet
Rome 23/06/2015
Philae on-line again: Hello Earth, can you hear me?

Philae on-line again: Hello Earth, can you hear me?

After seven months in hibernation on Comet 67P/Churyumov and a total blackout of communications, the small Rosetta's mission lander Philae separated 10 months ago from its probe, transmitted yesterday night a stable signal lasting a few dozen seconds soon followed by a tweet to Earth after the landing on.
Rome 16/06/2015
la nuova serie ATR in volo.

ATR: keeping flying high

With46 aircraft ordered and 35 options, once again ATR proves itself as the market leader for regional aircraft with fewer than 90 seats. The orders, for a total amount of 1.98 billion dollars, have been signed with airlines from five continents which will be revealed throughout the week at the Paris Air Show.
Rome 15/06/2015
The 51st edition of the Paris Air Show kicks-off

The 51st edition of the Paris Air Show kicks-off

The 51st Paris Air Show got its start on June 15th in Le Bourget (France), at the old Parisian airport. Finmeccanica is participating in the event with its own dedicated space, promoting the Group's technological solutions, integrated capabilities, systems and products in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors.
Rome 15/06/2015
Germany selects MEADS defence system

Germany selects MEADS defence system

On the basis of the MEADS development results, the German Ministry of Defence informed on June the 9th MBDA Germany of its decision to accomplish its TLVS Tactical Air Defence System project
Rome 11/06/2015

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