Rome, 14 June 2021 – Leonardo’s naval programs have been put by means of their paces in a current NATO train, demonstrating their superior know-how and operational effectiveness. The vary of programs, which included detection, monitoring, communication, command and management capabilities, had been on present between the fifteenth and thirtieth Might at the MOD Hebrides Vary in Scotland, UK as half of At Sea Demonstration / Formidable Protect 2021 (ASD / FS21), NATO’s essential air defence and anti-missile train.
Formidable Protect, NATO’s essential air defence and anti-missile train, noticed the involvement of naval, air and land belongings from 10 international locations
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The sensible situation noticed stay and simulated engagements towards subsonic, supersonic and ballistic missiles within the skies. Naval vessels, plane and land autos from 10 nations examined their info change and interoperability capabilities as a part of a simulated coalition-level response.
Quite a lot of Leonardo applied sciences had been on-board the Italian Navy’s Antonio Marceglia, the eighth frigate to be delivered below the FREMM (European multi-purpose frigate) programme. This included the Kronos MFRA (Multi-Operate Radar Lively) 3D radar that may find, classify and observe targets inside a 250km radius. The Kronos MFRA was in a position to find ballistic missiles in flight as they reached speeds of over 1,800m/s and accelerated at over 6G, and continued monitoring the missiles over 200km. On the trial, the frigate additionally made use of its MDLP-EVO (Multi Information Hyperlink Processor) communication system to change tactical information, whereas its IFF (Identification Pal or Foe) system, up to date to the NATO Mode-5 normal, helped distinguish between allies and potential threats.
The mind of the ship, its Fight Administration System (CMS), coordinated the frigate’s air defence and anti-missile operations, processing information from the ship’s numerous sensors and presenting a real-time tactical image of the situation to the frigate crew and different items, supporting selections and interventions at a coalition stage.
Leonardo’s weapon programs additionally noticed optimistic outcomes in the course of the trial. The Tremendous Rapido naval gun with 76mm DART guided ammunition demonstrated its capacity to protected its host ship from even essentially the most refined threats. In the meantime, the Aster 30 missile from MBDA, a European three way partnership by which Leonardo has a 25% share, proved its capacity to intercept incoming missiles.