Leonardo has signed a collaboration agreement with Slovakia’s Konštrukta Defence, a leading provider of artillery systems, that will see the two companies working together in the precision-guided ammunition field.
The agreement will see Leonardo’s precision-guided Vulcano ammunition integrated onto Konštrukta’s ZUZANA 2 155mm/52 cal artillery system, with the two companies going on to jointly market the products internationally.
Leonardo and Konštrukta will also explore further collaboration with a view towards developing common defence European capabilities.
The partnership is in line with the goals of the European PeSCo (Permanent Structured Cooperation) initiative, which aims to improve the operational capabilities of member states by pooling resources and developing military equipment in a collaborative manner. Both Italy and Slovakia are members of PeSCo.
Leonardo is among the top ten global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. Organised into seven business divisions (Helicopters; Aircraft; Aero-structures; Airborne & Space Systems; Land & Naval Defence Electronics; Defence Systems; Security & Information Systems), Leonardo operates in the most competitive international markets by leveraging its areas of technology and product leadership.
In 2017 Leonardo recorded consolidated restated revenues of 11.7 billion Euros and has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland.