Day 3

Third day at the Farnborough International Airshow


During the third day of the Farnborough Airshow numerous delegations visited Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s exhibition area. Among these, just to name a few, representatives of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Aviation Unit; a delegation from the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries; and other military and political representatives from different countries all over the world, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, lndonesia and Algeria. Among the various Italian delegations was one led by General SA Gabriele Salvestroni of the Italian Air Force Logistic Command.

The third day at the Farnborough Airshow opened with the announcement that the Falco EVO, the longest-endurance version of the Falco UAS, was selected by two customers respectively in the Middle East and the Gulf Region. The Falco has been an export success story for Leonardo, gaining five international customers and seeing more than 50 air vehicles operating  around the world.


On the same day, the Company announced that it had been awarded a contract by Airbus Defence & Space, the world’s second largest space company, to develop a photovoltaic power generator for the JUICE Space mission. With ten panels forming a total surface area of just over 97 square metres, the array will be the largest-ever developed in the history of exploring the Solar System.  The previous record was held by Leonardo’s array for the Rosetta mission, which measured 64 square metres. The company has provided numerous such systems to power Space missions and is considered a leader in the field.


Leonardo-Finmeccanica, through its German subsidiary Selex ES GmbH, has been awarded a contract from Public Works and Government Services Canada to supply Environment and Climate Change Canada with a weather radar systems network.



Leonardo-Finmeccanica also held a media briefing on  the capabilities of the AW101, on display in the static area in the CSAR version. The AW101 is one of the most modern and advanced military helicopters available today, and boasts striking success both in commercial terms and operational service, thanks to its high performance, widely demonstrated in numerous missions in the field in the most diverse environments, from the cold Arctic and Antarctic climates to the high temperatures of the desert.