European Military Initiatives
Leonardo has a key role in the coordination and participation in several European military/dual projects.
In such a context, Leonardo is actively involved in the European Defence Agency (EDA) Programmes and the European Technology Acquisition Programme (ETAP, where defence technologies are developed and validated in support of national and LOI Governments and together with other European industrial partners). In the European Defence Action Plan (EDAP), Leonardo plays a key role in the Preparatory Action of the new European Defence Research Programme (EDRP) for the development of defence systems.
The development and validation of the critical technologies for the introduction of RPAS in a segregated airspace (e.g. those developed in the MIDCAS Programme) should be mentioned as a key asset, as much as the development of high level capabilities for supporting military operations in the operational defence scenarios.