Leonardo is launching a research unit called Leonardo Labs to increase its know-how in new technologies that are expected to reshape the global defence market.
Areas the unit will focus on include big data, high-performance computing and simulation, artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous/unmanned systems, quantum technologies and cryptography, electric mobility, materials, and structures, the Genoa, Italy-based company said on 2 December.
Leonardo said it will have to excel in those areas to meet and generate customer demand.
“The initiative is a key factor for Leonardo’s competitive growth,” said Roberto Cingolani, the company's chief technology and innovation officer.
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