Leonardo has been awarded the most important variety of analysis and growth tasks, 19 in whole (11 for capacitive growth and eight for analysis), below the European Protection Fund (EDF) WP-21. EDF is the Fee’s flagship software for selling European protection cooperation for aggressive and collaborative tasks, masking all the analysis and growth cycle. This instrument helps, particularly, tasks associated to state-of-the-art and interoperable protection applied sciences and gear, whereas selling innovation and inspiring the participation of SMEs.

On this context, with 36 funded tasks, Italy ranks instantly after France, Spain and Germany, with 5 nationally-led tasks, a end result through which Leonardo contributed considerably. The 142 proposals introduced noticed the participation of 692 corporations and entities belonging to 26 EU nations, along with Norway. A considerable variety of tasks are associated to comparable actions carried out inside PESCO (Everlasting Structured Cooperation) underlining the consistency in European strategic planning.


The funds allotted by the EU are 1.2 billion euros, distributed amongst 61 accredited tasks. The corporate, particularly, with the numerous contribution of the group’s subsidiaries and managed corporations, and the Leonardo Labs, has been awarded funding for analysis and growth actions in all 12 classes through which it participated – throughout the electronics, plane, helicopters, cyber safety and Area sectors – sustaining management in coordinating the ARTURO (Superior Radar Know-how in eUROpe) program. The tasks through which Leonardo participates have been awarded over 50% of the European funds for WP 21.

Among the many most strategically vital applications, Leonardo has distinguished itself along with Airbus (coordinator) within the ENGRT (EU Subsequent Technology Rotorcraft Applied sciences). It’s a consortium of 24 European companions with the goal of finding out the brand new necessities, traits and key capabilities of future army helicopter applied sciences. The mission, with an anticipated funding of about 40 million euros and lasting 42 months, may even concern the analysis of different platforms and architectures, and a collection of demonstration actions in a simulated surroundings by way of using “digital twins”. Along with a growth roadmap for each applied sciences and assist and upkeep actions. MBDA Italia, Elettronica, AvioAero, the Politecnico di Milano and CIRA are different Italian entities throughout the consortium.

The Leonardo-led “Superior Radar Know-how in eUROpe” (ARTURO) mission will present options to fulfill future operational wants, primarily based on the intensive use of rising radar applied sciences in Europe. It should consolidate state-of-the-art applied sciences, rising ideas and traits within the radar subject, in-depth evaluation of operational necessities, and the present evolution of threats and environments in varied nations. Leonardo will coordinate a bunch of twenty-two corporations on the European degree, together with AIRBUS DEFENSE AND SPACE GMBH, Thales, Indra, Hensoldt, Saab, and Italian establishments such because the Università di Pavia. The general worth of the mission is roughly 20 million euros for a period of 36 months.

Leonardo can be a part of the “European Initiative for Collaborative Air Fight Standardization” (EICACS) tasks, geared toward making certain the interoperability of those platforms and ideal integration of future fight plane methods; of the “AUGMENTED CAPABILITY FOR HIGH END SOLDIERS” (ACHILE) mission, geared toward creating extremely revolutionary options relevant to the subsequent era of “soldier methods”; of the “European Protection Operational Collaborative Cloud” (EDOCC) mission, geared toward making a digital platform that will increase the interoperability, effectivity and resilience of army operations.