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Leonardo MW Ltd
With Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Innovation and International Trade, Leonardo’s Edinburgh site employs approximately 1,800 employees who specialise in the provision of multi-role surveillance radars and countermeasure systems. Originally built in 1943, the site has a rich heritage of innovation, and today it produces world leading technology, including lasers for the US Army’s Apache helicopter, CAPTOR radar for the Typhoon, the Osprey radar for Norway’s all-weather search and rescue helicopters (NAWSARH), the Seaspray Radar for the US Coast Guard, and the Raven radar for Saab’s Gripen Fighter aircraft.
In partnership with Northrop Grumman, the Edinburgh site has also produced some of the most sophisticated laser Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM) capability in the world, with three generations of Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) systems developed