Leonardo at IDEF 2017


From 9 -12 May, Leonardo is exhibiting at IDEF, Turkey’s major defence and security exhibition in Istanbul, presenting a selection of its latest products and technologies. Among which, the C-27J, the tactical transport aircraft ideally suited for the needs of the Turkish Armed Forces. A model of the MC-27J (Multi Mission Tactical Airlifter) is on display at the stand (n. A 313), along with a model of the M-346 Fighter Trainer version.


Other Leonardo products on display at IDEF include, a mock-up of the Gripen-E aircraft’s electronics suite, which incorporates Leonardo’s Raven ES-05 electronically scanning radar, the Mode 5 IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) system and the Skyward IRST (Infra-Red Search and Track) optical sensor;  the  BriteCloud Expendable Active Decoy electronic protection system and the readily exportable Miysis DIRCM (Directed InfraRed Countermeasure) system for the protection of aircraft from heat seeking missiles.


At IDEF, Leonardo is exhibiting its family of broadband radio systems with SDR (Software Defined Radio) technology, which includes tactical, handheld, vehicle, naval and avionics devices in addition to the latest portable version; the multifunctional Kronos Land radar (a tactical version of the Kronos family); the Horizon infrared camera and the Linx targeting system.


In the helicopter field, Leonardo is highlighting its complete range of solutions for Turkey’s military and public service requirements, such as the AW169, AW139, AW101 and AW609 TiltRotor, a platform that open up new opportunities for a wide range of applications including corporate transport, offshore transportation, search and rescue, emergency health services and security missions.


Regarding the Space sector, Leonardo’s stand will include a model of the Göktürk-1 satellite supplied to the Turkish Ministry of Defence for Earth observation.