Leonardo’s naval techniques have been put via their paces in a latest NATO train, demonstrating their superior know-how and operational effectiveness. The vary of techniques, which included detection, monitoring, communication, command and management capabilities, have been on present between the fifteenth and thirtieth Could on the MOD Hebrides Vary in Scotland, UK as a part of At Sea Demonstration / Formidable Protect 2021 (ASD / FS21), NATO’s important air defence and anti-missile train.

The lifelike situation noticed stay and simulated engagements towards subsonic, supersonic and ballistic missiles within the skies. Naval vessels, plane and land automobiles from 10 nations examined their info trade and interoperability capabilities as a part of a simulated coalition-level response. On the trial, the frigate additionally made use of its MDLP-EVO (Multi Information Hyperlink Processor) communication system to trade tactical information, whereas its IFF (Identification Buddy or Foe) system, up to date to the NATO Mode-5 commonplace, helped distinguish between allies and potential threats.


The Italian Navy Carlo Bergamini-class Frigate ITS Antonio Marceglia (F 597) is taking part in At-Sea Demo/Formidable Protect, performed by Naval Putting and Help Forces NATO on behalf of U.S. Sixth Fleet, is a live-fire built-in air and missile protection (IAMD) train that improves Allied interoperability utilizing NATO command and management reporting buildings. (U.S. Navy picture by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrea Rumple)

Plenty of Leonardo applied sciences have 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 Energetic) 3D radar that may find, classify and observe targets inside a 250 km radius. The Kronos MFRA was capable of 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.

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 models, supporting choices and interventions at a coalition stage. Leonardo’s weapon techniques additionally noticed constructive outcomes throughout the trial. The Tremendous Rapido naval gun with 76mm DART guided ammunition demonstrated its capability to protected its host ship from even probably the most refined threats. In the meantime, the Aster 30 missile from MBDA, a European three way partnership during which Leonardo has a 25% share, proved its capability to intercept incoming missiles.