Leonardo and ST Engineering Antycip together for a next-generation digital system

10 April 2024

The partnership is aimed to develop a new simulation and high-performance Image Generator concept for aircraft digital design and pilots training.

The technological approach is based on the extensive use of the digital twin concept design. This includes leveraging cutting-edge technology available on the market, complemented by Leonardo proprietary solutions, for all the components of the digital ecosystem, including gaming technology.

In line with the corporate digital strategy, Leonardo has signed an agreement with ST Engineering Antycip – European leader in Virtual Reality, Simulation, Visual Displays & Engineering services – to develop a customised version of an Image Generator based on the Unreal Engine, an advanced real-time 3D creation tool, provided by Epic Games.

Through Unreal Engine, Leonardo will bring incredible real-time experiences, enabling realistic virtual environments, increasing the number of entities and complexity in the virtual scenario. The technology will integrate with all of Leonardo’s training devices, such as full-flight simulators, flight training and procedural training tools and others, with the aim to reach innovative Mixed Reality and Virtual Reality solutions. Furthermore, the software will be a game changer for a set of ongoing advanced developments, like the “wearable cockpit” in next generation combat and training aircraft.

This latest achievement was possible thanks to the strong cross-business synergies at Leonardo, involving the Aircraft and Leonardo Global Solutions teams in relation to the procurement of the best engineering services for the company.