Leonardo to head EU research program on unmanned naval systems

January 12, 2018 5:05 pm c4isrnet.com
Leonardo to head EU research program on unmanned naval systems

ROME — The first research project to be carried out by the European Union’s new defense fund will cover unmanned naval systems and be led by Italy’s Leonardo, the firm said Friday. The EU fund, launched in 2016 to build the union’s military capabilities, foresees a pooled €5 billion (U.S. $6 billion) procurement budget. Prior to procurement, the fund also covers a €90 million research phase called the Preparatory Action…

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