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    NEWS | PZL Swidnik

    Leonardo at MSPO 2019

    Leonardo taking part of the 27th International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO in Kielce, Poland, September 3-6 featuring the PZL-Swidnik Sokol and W-3PL Głuszec, the recently acquired by the Polish Armed Forces AW101 and offering a joint development of the gunship AW249


    Leonardo at MSPO 2019

    Leonardo, September 03, 2019 - Leonardo attends the 27th edition of MSPO in Kielce, Poland after the recent successes marking the special relationship with Poland and its Armed Forces.

    With four AW101 helicopters and four additional M-346 training aircraft ordered recently and the establishment of Leonardo Poland, Leonardo and PZL-Swidnik are working to fulfill Poland’s demanding defence requirements with new projects showcased during this year’s edition of MSPO.

    During the show, Leonardo will present new features and capabilities for the legacy Sokol helicopter model, the backbone of the Polish Armed Forces helicopter fleet. The W-3PL Głuszec, the version of the Sokół helicopter recently developed for Polish Armed Forces, will be showcased at the Company’s static area.

    At Leonardo’s stand (Hall E – Stand 23) a complete portfolio of helicopters, including the AW101 selected by the Polish Navy to perform Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) missions, will be presented. PZL-Świdnik, playing a significant role in the production of all AW101s ordered worldwide, is the prime contractor and will deliver the helicopters by 2022.

    Regarding combat helicopter capabilities, Leonardo maintains its offer for the AW249, the only new combat helicopter currently being designed, to meet the Polish Armed Forces requirement for an aircraft in this mission category. Leonardo and PGZ signed a Letter of Intent for future collaboration on this programme. Poland’s defence industry has the unique opportunity to participate in a brand new helicopter development programme and its future export prospects.

    The SW-4 Solo is a prime example of Leonardo’s capabilities in unmanned technology carried out by PZL-Świdnik. The Solo, equipped with advanced systems and sensors manufactured by Leonardo, will perform two sea demonstrations, scheduled for November 2019 in the Mediterranean Sea and for August 2020 in the Baltic Sea, as part of the OCEAN2020 programme.

    During the first demo, Leonardo systems – from radars to the command and control system on-board the Italian Navy’s FREMM frigates – will also be employed, as well as the maritime situational awareness system. The helicopter is also a part of the HELIMARIS project, which aims to modify an optionally piloted helicopter for maritime missions. The programme is being carried out by PZL-Świdnik, in collaboration with Polish R&D centres and universities.

    Leonardo supplies, through the joint ventures Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio, the Polish Ministry of Defence with the Ground Segment for the reception and processing of data and data products generated by Italy's COSMO-SkyMed satellite constellation.

    The COSMO-SkyMed programme will move forward in the near future with the launch of second-generation satellites.
    Leonardo is also active in military and commercial satellite communications (Milsatcom). Telespazio signed a multi-year contract with the Polish MoD for the use of UHF channels of the Italian military communications SICRAL family of satellites, and is providing Poland with TV broadcasting services.

    Leonardo has a consolidated experience in naval systems and in the land defence sector, collaborating with Polish companies and entities since 1995 for the 60mm turret that was integrated on board the OBRUM trucked vehicle.

    In 2003, a contract was signed with PGZ’s Rosomak for the local production of 363 HITFIST 30mm turrets, operational on peacekeeping missions in Afghanistan. Currently, Leonardo is engaged in talks with Polish industries to provide HITFIST turrets with additional capabilities including Spike ATGM and RECCE.

    Leonardo has also been working with the Polish Air Force to install three Fixed Air Defence Radar (FADR) systems and has supplied the ZSRN automated coastal surveillance system.

    Leonardo in Poland

    Leonardo’s activity in Poland is mainly carried out by its subsidiary PZL-Świdnik, a Polish helicopter manufacturer with over 65 years of experience that has produced over 7400 helicopters for customers in over 40 countries, making Poland one of a few countries with the sovereign capability to design, develop, manufacture and service helicopters.

    PZL-Świdnik is a core partner of the Polish MoD: almost 160 PZL-Świdnik-made helicopters are in service with the Polish Armed Forces. PZL-Świdnik currently has approximately 3000 employees, including more than 650 engineers, and works with almost 800 Polish companies.

    To further consolidate its presence and develop its business in Poland, Leonardo established a new legal entity headquartered in Warsaw. Leonardo Poland represents and promotes the entire technological and product portfolio. It supports the customer during the programs’ life cycle to develop partnerships with Polish industry, ensuring closeness to the customer and local stakeholders.

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