DSTA – LEONARDO: signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Singapore Airshow.

SINGAPORE. Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and Leonardo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Singapore Airshow last days.

Roy Chan and Managing Director of Leonardo’s Electronic Division Marco De Fazio

The partnership will see the two organisations collaborate to advance technology innovation, foster talent development, and build up the long-term supportability of Leonardo systems operated by the Singapore Armed Forces.

Under the MOU, DSTA will collaborate with Leonardo – one of the market leaders in designing and supplying systems and products for naval defence and maritime surveillance – in harnessing the company’s expertise in naval gun and underwater technologies to explore use cases for Singapore’s context.

DSTA also aims to nurture local talent through internship programmes and technical domain courses in areas of Leonardo’s expertise. In addition, both parties will explore building technical support to enhance the system service level further.

DSTA’s Deputy Chief Executive (Operations) Roy Chan said, “DSTA continues to be focused in delivering cutting-edge solutions through innovation and bolstering the technical proficiencies of our people. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with Leonardo. I’m confident that this collaboration will propel us to new heights, ensuring our team is well-equipped to address the dynamic challenges in this complex world.”

“Thanks to consolidated experience and continuous investment in key technologies, such as digitization, Leonardo is able to respond to surveillance and control needs of the surface and underwater space, both domains characterized by complex scenarios –  said Marco De Fazio, Managing Director of Leonardo’s Electronics Division -. This agreement with DSTA is an important step to further spread the knowledge of our systems and to explore together future growth potential”.