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DSEI 2017: Leonardo predicts unmanned rotary dominance

13th September 2017 - 13:30 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London

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Leonardo is well into Phase 2 of its Rotary Wing Unmanned Air System (RWAS) capability concept demonstrator (CCD) for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) as it prepares for Phase 3.

The company said that Phase 2 is set to be completed by 2018 and will clarify both the land and maritime requirements for the system.

Phase 3 will be the programme demonstration phase. The company has completed the concept demonstration of the system and has been working with the Royal Navy.

John Ponsonby, managing director of Leonardo Helicopters UK, told reporters at DSEI that the company is preparing for trials of

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