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EW Europe: Leonardo's RF renaissance

30th May 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


After over a decade of fighting insurgency forces and a focus on the threat from low-cost MANPADs, industry is once again seeing a return to requirements that call for radio frequency protection against complex threats such as long-range surface to air missiles (SAM).

Dave Appleby, VP sales of electronic warfare at Leonardo Airborne and Space Systems told Shephard that there was a 'renaissance' when it came to RF protection, which stems from the proliferation of longer range, tactical and strategic, SAMs deployed by the likes of Russia.

'We are seeing evidence of that within the Syrian theatre of operations and

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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