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Leonardo Electronics Division – Business Unit Defence Systems (former Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei SpA)
Piazza Monte Grappa n° 4
00195 Rome


Leonardo Electronics Division – Business Unit Defence Systems (former Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei SpA)

Description

Whitehead Sistemi Subacquei (WASS) is acknowledged as one of the main companies working in the sector of Advanced Underwater Systems.
 

With 130 years of history and a great tradition of products for defence systems, today WASS satisfies the requests of military market producing heavyweight torpedoes, lightweight torpedoes, sonar, antitorpedo defence systems, operational support systems and surveillance systems.

 

The core business of WASS' military production is divided in systems for underwater platforms, surface platforms, aerial platforms and operational support systems.
 

WASS products have been selected and implemented by many Navies all over the world. In particular, the last developed heavyweight torpedo, the Black Shark, is presently under production and has already been successfully integrated on board submarines of all the main world manufacturers.

 

Moreover, WASS stands on the market for its technical support service supplied to the buyer for the whole operating life of its systems.
WASS, with plants in Livorno and Naples, employs highly-qualified engineers that are in charge of the design, development, production and sale of all products.

 

The company is present in about thirty countries all over the world.

Status
Manufacturer of Armaments
Parent/ Major Shareholders

Leonardo (formely Finmeccanica)