Leonardo ATC systems to optimize the management of Somali airspace

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LeadInSky, Leonardo's complete solution for air traffic management, is the basis of the recent reclassification into "Class A" (controlled at the highest level) of the Somali airspace, known as the Mogadishu Flight Information Region (FIR), one of the airways busiest on the continent. In particular, Leonardo, through an ICAO contract issued on behalf of the federal government of Somalia, has supplied the country with the ATC control centre, two tower systems and radio equipment for centre/tower voice data interchange. The integration of Leonardo's solution will increase the safety and efficiency of operations, thanks to the possibility of managing greater traffic volumes, and will contribute to strengthening relations between Italy and Somalia in the upgrading of infrastructures.

Already operational in important international hubs, LeadInSky has been developed to operate in the most complex scenarios, through the possibility of integrating a vast range of products and tools that allow it to respond to the most stringent international requirements for ground and air operations. The result of the digitization of sensors and functions, LeadInSky includes ground control, route verification and analysis and post-processing functions. From 8 to 10 March, LeadInSky will be on display in Geneva, on the occasion of Airspace World 2023, the international event dedicated to air traffic management (ATM), where Leonardo will present its technologies already chosen by over 100 airports around the world.

Also in Geneva is the C-Band TMMR (Tactical Multi Mission Radar) electronic scanning radar developed by the company for the detection and tracking of small targets and drones. In the uncrewed sector, Leonardo is developing solutions for the integration of unmanned systems (UTM) in the airspace, in line with European standards. With its systems and capabilities, Leonardo is in fact the protagonist of a series of programs for the management of drones in the national ATM system. Furthermore, on the strength of the experience acquired with the participation in the European research program SESAR, the company has been awarded 10 new projects on the topics of Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), Communication Navigation and Surveillance, as part of the financing SESAR 3, aimed at creating the "Digital European Sky", for a secure and sustainable future. Leonardo is led by the FCDI SESAR project, which aims to develop enabling technologies for the development of AAM.

Leveraging its consolidated experience, Leonardo designs, manufactures and integrates primary and secondary radars, weather sensors, tracking systems and control centers for commercial and defense traffic. Added to these are digital communication, navigation, surveillance and cyber solutions systems, capable of guaranteeing operational continuity in every phase of flight and at the same time reducing the environmental impact, thanks to new enabling factors, such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analysis , Machine Learning and Augmented Reality.