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First M-345 production aircraft performs its maiden flight

The first M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer) production basic/advanced trainer aircraft successfully performed its maiden flight at Venegono Superiore airport (Varese, Italy) today
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Poland exercises approximately 130 million euro option for four additional M-346 Advanced Jet Trainers

Leonardo announces that the Armament Inspectorate of Polish Ministry of National Defense has exercised an option for acquiring four more M-346 Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) as outlined by the contract signed in March 2018
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Creation of the Electronics Division, a strategic and growing business. New Managing Director of Cyber Security Division appointed

Leonardo announces that the Board of Directors held today approved the creation of the new Electronics Division

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The European MALE RPAS programme successfully passed the System Preliminary Design Review as final milestone of the Programme Definition Study

Another major milestone in the European Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (MALE RPAS) programme was attained with the achievement of the System Preliminary Design Review on November 22nd
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Leonardo deploys its Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System for drone-based maritime surveillance as part of the Frontex test programme

Leonardo's Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS), in a maritime patrol configuration, has been deployed from Lampedusa airport (Lampedusa Island) as part of the Frontex surveillance research programme to test its ability to monitor the European Union's external borders
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New C-27J Spartan baseline configuration performs first flight

The new C-27J Spartan baseline configuration — characterized by a brand new avionics system, new cockpit control panels and LED aircraft lights — completed its first flight yesterday at Leonardo's Aircraft Division Turin plant
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Leonardo selected by South Korea's LIG Nex1 as a strategic technology partner

At Indo Defence 2018 Expo & Forum Leonardo is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Republic of Korea-based company LIG Nex1 as a strategic technology partner

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Leonardo successfully completes first flight campaign of Falco EVO with new engine and satellite command link

Leonardo has completed series of successful test flights of its Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) in Bulgaria. The flight campaign was to validate a package of upgrades that extends the endurance and operational range of the platform for overland and maritime missions.
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Leonardo and Thales aircraft protection system successfully defends against multiple heat-seeking missiles in international live fire trials

Leonardo and Thales have announced that their end-to-end missile warning and protection system has been proven highly effective in live-fire scenarios, demonstrating the system's ability to very quickly defend against incoming missiles. The integrated system was demonstrated as part of the SALT (Surface-to-Air Launch Trial) hosted by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) in Sweden.
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Leonardo and African Group Paramount signed a LoI to evaluate a cooperation for a weaponized configuration of the M-345 for the African market

Leonardo and the Paramount Group signed a Letter of Intent during the "Africa Aerospace & Defence" exhibition held in Pretoria. According to the agreement, Leonardo and Paramount, will evaluate a cooperation for the development of an operational configuration of M-345 jet trainer marketed in the African market
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