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Leonardo to support UK threat simulation gear

5th July 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Leonardo will support the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) pre-flight threat simulation equipment for multiple air platforms, the company announced on 2 July.

Under a newly signed contract, Leonardo will provide in-service support for pre-flight threat simulation equipment currently being used on the Typhoon, Tornado, Merlin, Wildcat, Chinook and C-130J aircraft.

The contract builds upon the previous ten years of support delivered by Leonardo and will run from 2018 until 2022.

Leonardo’s threat simulation equipment has been designed and developed in the UK in partnership with the MoD, using radio-frequency (RF) technology to provide a wide range of stimulation and test capabilities.

The equipment uses special RF-emitting hoods and handheld devices to target the particular platform’s sensors and simulates threats using real radar energy whilst the aircraft is still grounded. By performing this preliminary check, the user gains increased confidence that the platform’s RF defensive systems are operationally effective before embarking on a mission.

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