6-Apr-2011 Source: Selex Galileo
SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, is attending Brazil’s 2011 LAAD Defence and Security Exhibition in line with the Company’s strategy to expand its presence in the Region and to develop further partnerships with the Brazilian Defence Industry.
SELEX Galileo is the European leader in Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars. The company offers a family of AESA fire control and surveillance radars which are aimed at aerostats, UAS, maritime patrol, air intercept, multi-role enforcement and fighter aircraft of all sizes. Substantial worldwide orders have been received.Â Â The Companyâ€™s fire control radar heritage goes back over 50 years with traditional mechanically scanned radars flying on aircraft such as the Buccaneer and Sea Harrier. More recent M-scan success has been with the Captor radar for Typhoon (500+ delivered/on order) and with Scipio and Grifo for a variety of fighter aircraft including the Brazilian AM-X and F-5.
Recently, SELEX Galileo signed an agreement with Brazilian company ATMOS to create a centre of excellence and airborne radar systems house in Brazil, for both AESA and M- Scan technologies.
SELEX Galileo is also Europeâ€™s largest Electronic Warfare (EW) supplier and the prime contractor for Europeâ€™s most advanced multi-national EW programme; the Typhoon Defensive Aids System (Praetorian). The Companyâ€™s EW systems and solutions are installed on a wide variety of international fixed and rotary wing aircraft including the Typhoon, Tornado, C-130, L-159, Hawk, Apache, Chinook, Lynx, and the AW101.
SELEX Galileo is also a member of Boeingâ€™s Team Apache through provision of its Aircraft Gateway Processor (AGP). The AGP provides the Apache with a flexible and open Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) architecture and the crews with a range of benefits including a combined threat picture and prioritised tactical responses. The AGP is derived from the Defensive Aids System controller in the combat-proven Helicopter Integrated Defensive Aids System (HIDAS), currently protecting British Army Apaches in-theatre as well as those of the Kuwaiti and Greek armed forces. SELEX Galileo also supplies naval EW systems including the SIREN off-board decoy and UAS sensors including the SAGE Electronic Surveillance Measures (ESM) payload.
SELEX Galileo is a notable provider of integrated surveillance solutions which range from the unmanned aerial platform Falco, Europeâ€™s only UAS system exported to date, to the worldleading ATOS surveillance mission system with its collection of sophisticated sensors. SELEX Galileoâ€™s technologies are state of the art, but also modular, scalable and exportable, giving current and future end users the benefits of leading European technology.
â€œIn Brazil, we are building on the strategic ties that we have developed over several years of engagement in the country to further expand our presence in the region. We have been working on a number of important programmes including the supply and integration of our advanced Grifo m-scan radars for the F-5 and Scipio for the AM-X fighter aircraft, both of which are in service with the Brazilian Air Force.â€ said Gianpiero Lorandi, Group Marketing and Sales Director, adding:Â â€œCurrently, with our radars equipping two of the worldâ€™s leading fighter aircraft, the Eurofighter Typhoon and the SAAB Gripen NG, and our surveillance radar family in operation on the US Coast Guardâ€™s aircraft as well as MPAâ€™s in three other countries, we are confident that we are offering the best and most reliable technology for Brazilian airborne programmes. We are also looking forward to cooperating with ATMOS to develop their in-house radar capability. Looking at the big picture, a number of extremely interesting opportunities are coming up where I feel confident SELEX Galileo is in the best position to support the technology growth in the country and develop the spirit of cooperation and partnership needed for long term programmes.â€â€
Currently, SELEX Galileo is also focusing its attention on the KC-390 Embraer programmes for which the Company is looking to deliver its latest sensor and self-protection suites in partnership with the ForÃ§a AÃ©rea Brasileira (FAB), Embraer and ATMOS.
More about the Agreement with ATMOS:
The agreement with ATMOS, which follows on from a recent memorandum of understanding, focuses on individual target programmes such as the Raven ES-05 AESA for Gripen Next Generation (NG), and details the training, development, production and support activities to be carried out by ATMOS.
In addition to the Raven ES-05 AESA radar for the Saab Gripen NG proposed for the FX-2 programme, the agreement also covers all radars in the SELEX Galileo portfolio including the Seaspray 5000E and 7000E AESA surveillance radars and the Gabbiano T20 mechanically scanned (M-Scan) surveillance radar system.
SELEX Galileo is also considering setting up a regional logistic hub for the KC 390 program, managed and operated by a collaboration between ATMOS and SELEX Galileoâ€™s Support and Service Solutions group, to support both FAB operations of KC 390 and other international operators in Latin America.
More about our Support and Service Solutions:
SELEX Galileo provides Support and Service Solutions for a wide range of military applications and government departments. The Company designs bespoke through-life solutions that reduce costs, improve availability and lower risk for the Customer. With over 50 years of expertise in service provision, SELEX Galileo has a strong heritage in supporting avionics, situational awareness and protection systems for a range of platforms.