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Leonardo expands its UAV portfolio by acquiring Sistemi Dinamici

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Leonardo expands its UAV portfolio by acquiring Sistemi Dinamici
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.
Leonard expands its UAV portfolio by acquiring Sistemi Dinamici 640 001The SD-150 Hero VTOL UAV will now enter Leonardo's portfolio
(Credit: Sistemi Dinamici)
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.

The SD-150 Hero is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned air system designed for civilian, law enforcement and military agencies. It may integrate different payloads in order to fulfill various different missions, such as Gyro stabilized EO HD – IR gimbals, Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) LIDAR, Photogrammetry system, Communication relay, AIS Transponder, and ADS-B Transponder.