The 2018 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow, the main exhibition in the sector as well as the most eagerly awaited event by Aerospace, Defence and Security companies, came to a successful close.
At the Airshow, Leonardo presented its high-tech products and solutions and cost-effective, full through-life support services in domains including airborne sensors, rotorcraft, fixed wing aircraft, unmanned air systemsand cybersecurity.
In Leonardo’s 7,000 sqm outdoor display area, the very latest variant of the AW101 helicopter for the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the P-72A maritime patrol aircraft of the Italian Air Force made their first appearance at Farnborough. The outdoor area covered key capabilities in strategic markets for Leonardo, including maritime security and rescue, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) and training & light attack.
Leonardo’s exhibition area at the Farnborough Airshow
Inside Leonardo’s stand, a stunning exhibition area showcased the Company’s products and systems around the three core themes of ‘Combat’, ‘ISR’ and ‘Training & Support’, while a central focal-point displayed key examples of Leonardo’s integrated capabilities in intelligence, cyber, and Command & Control.
Training and support is one of the strategic drivers for Leonardo and, therefore, was a particular focus at Farnborough. The dedicated section allowed visitors to find out more about Leonardo’s bespoke services that deliver the right training and maintenance capabilities, without the burden of capital expenditure.
The security of Leonardo’s exhibition area was guaranteed by the Security & Information Systems Division through the TETRA system (50 TETRA terminals were used by Leonardo personnel for secure and encrypted communications) and the command and control platform SC2, which integrated the 24-hour video surveillance of the static area (5 cameras, 2 of which thermal scanning) and the geo-referencing of cameras and Tetra terminals.