Dsa 2024: Leonardo and the ministry of defense of Malaysia celebrate industrial collaboration programme agreement

The programme follows the sale of two ATR P-72M maritime patrol aircraft signed in 2023 Kuala Lumpur, 08/05/2024 – On the occasion of the Dsa 2024: Leonardo and the ministry of defense of Malaysia celebrate industrial collaboration programme agreement,
Leonardo and the Ministry of Defense of Malaysia celebrated the signing of the Industrial Collaboration Programme Agreement (“ICP Agreement”) following the sale of two ATR P-72Ms (the maritime patrol version of the ATR regional transport aircraft) to Malaysia, with related logistics and training services, the Main Procurement Contract signed in May 2023.

During the signing of the Industrial Collaboration Program Agreement between Leonardo and the Ministry of Defense of Malaysia

Under the ICP Agreement, which bolsters the partnership between Malaysia and Italy, Leonardo will collaborate on joint projects with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), academia and local industries. These initiatives will facilitate the transfer of technological knowledge and evaluate new opportunities of collaboration. Specifically, universities including MIAT (UniKL) will be involved in research and development activities in the aeronautical sector enabling the acquisition of new academic skills useful for the advanced training of young aeronautical engineers.

Local companies will support Leonardo in the development activities of the aircraft destined for Malaysia, according to the specifications outlined in the contract. A fundamental element of the ICP Agreement will also be Leonardo’s support to the RMAF. This includes projects aimed at optimizing processes in the aeronautical sector to support the operation of the ATR P-72M fleet and the supply chain management. These initiatives will benefit from the expertise gained through the LEAP (Leonardo Empowering Advanced Partnerships) programme, implemented by Leonardo to enhance its supply chain.

The ATR P-72M is a twin-turboprop aircraft designed for complex maritime patrol missions. It is the latest specialized variant of the ATR regional transport aircraft, part of a wide range of mission configurations including maritime surveillance, Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Anti-Surface unit Warfare (ASuW), Search & Rescue (SAR), environmental monitoring, medical evacuation and transport of personnel and materials.

During the signing of the Industrial Collaboration Program Agreement between Leonardo and the Ministry of Defense of Malaysia

Leonardo is a leading global Aerospace, Defence and Security (AD&S) company. With 51,000 employees worldwide, it operates in the fields of Helicopters, Electronics, Aircraft, Cyber & Security and Space, and is a key partner in major international programmes including Eurofighter, NH-90, FREMM, GCAP and Eurodrone.

Leonardo has significant industrial capabilities in Italy, the UK, Poland, and the US and also operates through subsidiaries, joint ventures and stakes, including Leonardo DRS (72.3%), MBDA (25%), ATR (50%), Hensoldt (25.1%), Telespazio (67%), Thales Alenia Space (33%) and Avio (29.6%). Listed on theMilan Stock Exchange (LDO), Leonardo reported new orders of €17.3 billion in 2022, with an order backlog of €37.5 billion and consolidated revenues of €14.7 billion. The company is included in the MIB ESG index and has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) since 2010.

 

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