NEWSWIRETODAY Press Release& Newswire Distribution | HOME
MOST TRUSTED NEWSWIRE PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION
PRTODAY / NewswireToday press release distribution service network
Written by / Agency / Source: Leonardo S.p.a.
Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

The Future of UK Uncrewed Military VTOL Technology is Secure Onshore as MOD Gives Green Light to Leonardo for 'Proteus' Demonstration Flight - The UK Ministry of Defence's Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Future Capability Group (FCG) has awarded a four-year contract valued at 71 million Eur (£60 million) to Leonardo - Leonardo.com
The Future of UK Uncrewed Military VTOL Technology is Secure Onshore as MOD Gives Green Light to Leonardo for 'Proteus' Demonstration Flight

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Yeovil, South Somerset, United Kingdom, 2022/07/22 - The UK Ministry of Defence's Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Future Capability Group (FCG) has awarded a four-year contract valued at 71 million Eur (£60 million) to Leonardo - Leonardo.com. FNC IM; SIFI.MI

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Aviation / Aerospace / Drone / eVTOL Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

• Leonardo is racing ahead with advanced research into military VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) technology;
• This will position Leonardo’s Yeovil site as the future hub for the UK’s uncrewed military VTOL expertise, in addition to its continuing role as the ‘Home of British Helicopters’;
• A new 71 million Eur (£60 million), four-year investment by the Ministry of Defence will see an uncrewed flying demonstrator, called “Proteus” by the UK Armed Forces, lift off in 2025.

The UK Ministry of Defence's Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Future Capability Group (FCG) has awarded a four-year contract valued at 71 million Eur (£60 million) to Leonardo to deliver the Rotary Wing Uncrewed Air System (RWUAS) Technology Demonstration Programme (TDP),"RWUAS CCD Phase 3 TDP”. This programme funded through Defence Innovation, will include the flight of an advanced uncrewed VTOL prototype referred to by the UK MOD as “Proteus”. Proteus is a key element of the Royal Navy Future Maritime Aviation Force (FMAF) vision for Anti-Submarine Warfare support.

The award supports the company’s strategic goal for its site in Yeovil, Somerset, already the ‘Home of British Helicopters’, to expand and also become the UK’s hub for uncrewed military VTOL aircraft. Internationally, Leonardo is already at the heart of numerous forward-looking uncrewed research and innovation programmes ranging from advanced air mobility to uncrewed combat air, counter-UAS technologies and uncrewed traffic management. The company has demonstrated its expertise and capabilities in the sector during major European exercises such as Unmanned Warrior, Italian Blade and OCEAN 2020.

In the UK, Leonardo is a close partner of the MOD and has already invested substantially in uncrewed military capabilities onshore. In Yeovil, the specialised helicopter design and engineering skills have made the site a focus for uncrewed systems. The company has previously conducted a number of advanced research projects under RWUAS phases 1 and 2. Phase 3 will sustain and grow this onshore design and technology development capability by readying a brand new uncrewed prototype for its maiden flight.

Adam Clarke, Managing Director of Leonardo Helicopters (UK), said,“Uncrewed VTOL aircraft will transform military capability whilst also having application in other market sectors, both in the UK and around the world. This contract represents a major step towards our future in next generation uncrewed military technology and the sustainment of unique engineering skills onshore.”

Following on from learnings and technology developed through the first two phases of the RWUAS CCD programme, Phase 3 will see Leonardo create an up to 2-3t demonstration aircraft that will have modularity at its core. The dual-use RWUAS prototype will be adapted to deliver a wide range of roles in the military and parapublic domains. These include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, maritime specific missions and logistics supply. The high payload and large volume capabilities, combined with ability to operate in harsh environmental conditions, are expected to be of interest to a wide range of potential users.

The majority of the programme, which leverages Leonardo’s full range of end-to-end capabilities, from design to manufacture, will be conducted at the company’s facility in Yeovil. It will sustain and grow critical skills and generate high value design engineering opportunities. A core team of around 60 people will be employed on the programme, which is expected to expand to around 100 people.

The UK MoD’s RWUAS CCD Phase 2 contract built on the research and development activity which began under the RWUAS CCD Phase 1 programme between 2013 and 2015. Under Phase 2 further research, development, analysis and experimentation took place, which related to VTOL air-vehicle technologies and platform operations, within future operating environments, fleet mixes and the overall defence aviation capability structure.

Leonardo is the only company in Europe able to provide complete solutions by designing and developing all the elements of uncrewed systems: platforms, sensors, mission systems, control stations and offer customers a certified low risk, high effective, fully integrated capability. The continuous development and integration of cutting-edge solutions across all domains of remotely piloted and autonomous/semi-autonomous systems and technologies is a key element of Leonardo’s BeTomorrow2030 Strategic Plan.

Leonardo (leonardo.com) is a global high-tech company and one of the world's leading companies in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy's leading industrial company. Structured over five business divisions, Leonardo has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the UK, Poland and the USA, w here it also operates through subsidiaries such as Leonardo DRS (defense electronics) and a number of joint ventures and shareholdings: ATR, MBDA, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and Avio. Leonardo competes in the most vital international markets, capitalizing on its technology and product area leadership (Helicopters; Aircraft; Aerostructures; Electronics; Cyber & Security Solutions and Space). Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), Leonardo reported consolidated revenues of €14.1 billion in 2021 and invested €1.8 billion in Research and Development. The company has been in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) since 2010, confirming its position as one of the leading global sustainability companies in 2021. Leonardo is also included in the MIB ESG index.

Investor Relations: P: +39 0632473512 - E: ir[.]leonardo.com.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Aviation / Aerospace / Drone / eVTOL Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: Leonardo S.p.a.

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick NewswireToday Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+]  / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Aviation / Aerospace / Drone / eVTOL articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


The Future of UK Uncrewed Military VTOL Technology is Secure Onshore as MOD Gives Green Light to Leonardo for 'Proteus' Demonstration Flight

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name NewswireToday and LINK as the source.
 
Publisher Contact: Press Office - LeonardoCompany.com 
+39 06 32473313 leonardopressoffice[.]leonardo.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Leonardo S.p.a. securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Aviation / Aerospace / Drone / eVTOL via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From Leonardo S.p.a. / Company Profile


Read Aviation / Aerospace / Drone / eVTOL Most Recent Related Newswires:

Global Aircraft Tire Market Growth Driven by the Recovery of the Aviation Industry Finds Frost & Sullivan
Safran and Cathay Pacific Signed Two NacelleLife™ Service Agreements for Airbus Fleet
Philippine Airlines Chose Safran for MRO Operations on the Landing Gear of their Airbus A330 and A320 Family Aircraft
Safran Contract Renewed for U.S. Army UH-72 Lakota Engine Support
Safran Enters into Exclusive Negotiations with Thales to Acquire its Aeronautical Electrical Systems Activities
Leonardo’s VIP-corporate Helicopter Fleet Set to Grow in Brazil with New Orders Announced At LABACE 2022
REGENT and Siemens Collaborate for Revolutionary Zero-emission Seaglider
SonAir Orders Two AW139 Helicopters to Strengthen Energy Industry Support Operations in Angola
Thales Alenia Space and MIPRONS Team Up to Develop A Water-powered Satellite Propulsion System
Qatar Airways Orders LEAP-1B Engines, Signs Services Agreement for New Boeing 737-10 Fleet
Thales Alenia Space Welcome European Commission Plan Supporting Collaborative Defence Research and Development Projects
Safran, Airbus and CNES At the Forefront of Earth-to-Space Optical Communications
VoltAero Selects Safran’s ENGINeUS™ 100 Electric Motor to Equip the Cassio 330 Electric-hybrid Aircraft Prototype
Leonardo and Sloane Helicopters Renew Distributor Agreement for Future Fleet
Space Alliance to Bring New Firepower to the UK’s National Space Strategy with the Backing of Leonardo and Thales

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  Limelon Advertising, Co.

Visit  Institute of Computer Vision/ Comp. Sciences





 
  ©2022 NewswireToday — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com newswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are proudly NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)