Land & Naval Defence Electronics

Land & Naval Defence Electronics


Leonardo Land & Naval Defence Electronics provides robust and combat-proven solutions that deliver critical real-time mission data and information to land, naval and maritime forces operating in today’s complex asymmetrical environments. Building on our strong defence electronics heritage, dating back more than a century, we leverage our strengths in core technologies such as radar systems, radio communications, electronic warfare, infrared detection, signal processing, network systems and systems engineering. This enables us to offer scalable capability to our customers that protects their platforms and personnel, provides shared battlespace situational awareness and allows identification and precision targeting of hostile threats.


In the UK we are proud to be the provider of many critical systems used by the soldiers of the British Army including the BOWMAN Personal Role Radio (PRR), Guardian C-IED system and HALO acoustic weapon location system. Across the UK’s vehicle fleets we protect the crews and platforms with our Enforcer remote weapon station and Guardian systems, deliver local situational awareness through our drivers and commander’s night vision systems (DNVS, Nerio-LR and STAWS) and are now the leader in design and implementation of open architecture vehicle mission systems compliant to the UK MoD Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA) standard. Our in-service Sentinel network system delivers rapidly deployable networking capability to UK land forces.


In the Royal Navy, our electro-optical systems provide gun fire control for frigates and targeting for the Sea Wolf missile. With our strong pedigree in naval communications we are on board both submarines and warships, including the integrated communications system on the Type 45 destroyer and Tide Class MARS Tanker. In the air domain we provide our Titan multi-sensor turret for the UK’s Chinook fleet and the precision IR guidance seeker for the Anglo-French Storm Shadow cruise missile.


The Land & Naval Defence Electronics capabilities and product portfolio is equally applicable to the export markets and we have delivered solutions to a wide spectrum of international military customers including Italy, NATO, United States, Australia, Canada and many customers in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Far East. Our notable successes have included the ground-breaking FORZA NEC land network system in Italy, the multi-station international NATO Satellite Ground Station system upgrade, an integrated communications system for the Australian ANZAC frigates (SEA1442), advanced naval combat systems (Italy, Algeria & UAE), HALO and the Javelin missile seeker (US) and the seeker for the Anglo-French FASGW missile. Our solutions are scalable – for instance we have now sold more than 750,000 units of our award-winning PRR soldier radio to 38 different nations.


New customers directly benefit from our strong technology and product portfolio, and wide experience across many UK and international customers and end users. We pride ourselves in the quality of both our products and systems and our people and recognise that close engagement with customers is key to understanding their capability requirements and delivering an effective and affordable solution. Leonardo Land & Naval Defence Electronics also complements its own capabilities and technology base by selectively collaborating with strategic and local partners when this provides best value to its customers.


We recognise that lowering cost of ownership is a key focus with defence and security budgets experiencing widespread global pressure. For this reason we design and develop our products and systems with supportability and upgradeability as a key foundation point. We offer a range of post-warranty support and service solutions, which can be tailored to the specific demands and needs of an individual customer. Our ethos is to work collaboratively with our customers through the whole lifecycle of the procurement and operational service.


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