Operating with the 21st Group of the 9° Stormo Caccia (9th Fighters Wing) based in Grazzanise (Caserta), the Italian Air Force's AW101s (named HH-101As) are configured for Combat Search and Rescue operations (CSAR) and for support to the Special Forces.
Today, Leonardo- Finmeccanica boasts among its innovative technological solutions, the most accurate atomic clock ever made, for space travel applications: the Passive Hydrogen Maser (PHM).
For the first time at the Farnborough international Airshow the U.S. Coast Guard's C-27J is on display, in its traditional livery with high visibility colours.
For Leonardo, Space is the place to overcome limits and experiment increasingly advanced technologies, to explore and look for solutions to improve our present and mould our future.
It has won the most important international bids, with a total of 68 aircraft ordered to date: it is the Aermacchi M-346, the most advanced/lead-in fighter trainer aircraft currently produced and the only new-generation trainer optimised for the role of training pilots who fly on latest-generation high-performance military planes.
On 5 July at 5:53 AM (Central European Time), after five years of travelling, the JUNO probe, with Leonardo-Finmeccanica technology on board, entered Jupiter's orbit to study the planet's origin and evolution.
The new Leonardo – Finmeccanica Aermacchi M-346 trainers and the proven experience in training student pilots from all over the world make the 61° Stormo (Wing) of the Italian Air Force (ITAF) a training centre of excellence with international scope, intended to best train the pilots of the future.
After more than two months since the ExoMars spacecraft launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the In-Orbit Commissioning Review (IOCR) phase was successfully completed.
Monitoring goes to the Italian COSMO-SkyMed satellites: e-GEOS has been awarded a tender, held by CENSIPAM, to monitor deforestation in the Amazon.
"After the success of the Rosetta mission, which saw Finmeccanica technologies land on a comet, today we bring our knowledge onto the Red Planet," stated Finmeccanica Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Mauro Moretti.