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Leonardo acquires Sistemi Dinamici and becomes stronger in unmanned systems

Mauro Moretti: “The acquisition is a testament to the quality of our investments in the field of unmanned systems, a sector with high added value in which Leonardo is a leader in Europe”. With this action Leonardo acquires from IDS the 100% of the shares and the full control of the Hero unmanned programme. Hero is an unmanned light helicopter ideal for various civil and military applications

Leonardo-Finmeccanica acquired the full control of Sistemi Dinamici S.p.A from IDS S.p.A on December 23rd. The control of the company, which involved the remaining 60 percent of shares, is aimed at further strengthening the commitment of Leonardo in unmanned products thanks to the acquisition of the new unmanned lightweight helicopter SD-150 Hero programme. Leonardo now widens its unmanned helicopter portfolio, which also includes the SW-4 Solo, and consolidates its capabilities as a system integrator, developing both platforms and equipment and sensors.

Mauro Moretti, CEO and General Manager of Leonardo said: "This acquisition is a testament to the quality of our investments in the field of unmanned systems, a sector with high added value in which Leonardo is a leader in Europe. Thanks to a defined investment strategy, our portfolio is further enriched, making Leonardo even more competitive and ready to meet the future challenges in advanced technologies."

Based in Pisa, Sistemi Dinamici was founded in 2006 with the aim of developing modern helicopter technologies.

Press release issued by Leonardo-Finmeccanica Helicopters on December 27, 2016

 

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica Helicopters Airframer
IDS Ingegneria dei Sistemi S.p.A. Design Services, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Electromagnetic Test Services, Computer-aided Design, Airframer

 

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IDS SD-150 Hero

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