IOS: Delivering today,
planning for tomorrow

Leonardo provides Integrated Operational Support (IOS) for the Wildcat, Merlin and Apache AH Mk.1 helicopter fleets of the UK Armed Forces, as well as the Royal Norwegian Air Force's AW101 SAR helicopters.

From its inception in 1998, Leonardo's IOS concept has continually evolved to meet growing customer expectations around improved operational output, while delivering ever-increasing value-for-money, thanks to reduced through-life costs. 

Traditional support contracts have been replaced by fully integrated output-based contracting mechanisms whereby support and delivery risk have been transferred from the Authority to Industry.

The IOS concept has continued to develop over time, and the support boundary between Industry and the Front Line user has expanded, enabling the MOD to meet its aspiration of shifting from the role of 'Provider' to that of 'Decider'.

Leonardo awarded £293m Apache Integrated Operational Support contract by UK MoD

Leonardo awarded £293m Apache Integrated Operational Support contract by UK MoD

Leonardo will provide the Apache AH Mk.1 Attack Helicopter fleet with comprehensive support and maintenance services.

Leonardo starts delivery of 16 AW101 Norwegian all-weather SAR helicopters

The Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security has taken delivery from Leonardo of the first of 16 AW101 all-weather search and rescue helicopters.

Leonardo starts delivery of 16 AW101 Norwegian all-weather SAR helicopters

Leonardo awarded £271m AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support & Training (WIST) contract by UK MoD

Leonardo awarded £271m AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support & Training (WIST) contract by UK MoD

Under the terms of the contract, Leonardo will deliver support and training services for the MoD's fleet of 62 AW159 Wildcat helicopters.

Continuing to deliver cost savings and guaranteed levels of availability

The contract provides comprehensive availability based support package for UK MoD's fleet of AW101 Merlin helicopters from April 2015 until March 2020, and is valued at approximately £580m.

Continuing to deliver cost savings and guaranteed levels of availability