Selex Highlights Surveillance Radar and Platform Agnostic Advanced Sensor Mission Management System at LAAD 2013

Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, is attending LAAD 2013, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, from 9th to 12th April 2013, showcasing its products within the Finmeccanica stands in the aerospace area - hall 4, stand G30-, in the Army area - hall 3, stand P48 –, in the naval area - hall 2, stand X16 - and in the outdoor static exhibition, in stand 40, by displaying a number of products which range from airborne to land and naval applications. During the exhibition the company will also introduce a Light ISR system.

Front Line Soldier Radio

A selection of the latest Company developments in the airborne ISR and protection domain are displayed and include the Miysis DIRCM, the recently launched direct Infrared counter measure solution for the international markets, the Seaspray 5000 multimode AESA surveillance radar, which will be the first E scan surveillance radar to enter into FAB (Força Aerea Brasileira) operational service and the Gabbiano surveillance radar that has been selected to equip the KC 390 as well as for other customers in the country. Selex ES also showcases SkyISTAR, the platform agnostic advanced sensor mission management system that has just been contracted by its launch customer for a MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) aircraft.

In the naval domain the Company’s capabilities cover the full spectrum of defence electronics form fully integrated management systems such as ATHENA – that has been integrated on the Italian Fremm Frigates, to the showcased operationally proven situational awareness electro-optic system Janus N, already in use with two customers.

In the land domain Selex ES offers a range of capabilities guaranteeing a total situational awareness. These capabilities include airborne solutions shown into the Army Pavillion by the micro unmanned aerial systems Crex-B and Drako for surveillance and situational awareness purposes. Into the same area TETRA solution for mission critical and secure communications, together with the Soldier System Radio (SSR) and the Front Line Soldier Radio for encrypted voice communications are also displayed.

In the static area there is also on show the Lyra on Lince, a light transportable radar, the LYRA10, developed for homeland protection applications, mounted onboard of a Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV).

Selex ES is also present at the show within the ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) stand with its AA-STR, an autonomous Star Tracker which provides attitude data and motion rates of satellites. Finally, within the UK TI stand, the company showcases its Raven radar for the Gripen NG, a wide field of regard system, optimised for multi-role and swing role operations.

On display there will be as well videos dedicated to the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) solution realized by Selex ES and one on a Cyber Security System, developed by the company and in use by several large organizations operating in the energy, finance, aerospace, defense and government sectors.

With a fully owned subsidiary in country, Selex ES do Brazil, the company, relying on its heritage and recent success in Brazil  - from the Gabbiano surveillance radar for the KC-390 tanker/transport aircraft to the most recent Sirio Panel subsidiary LED lighting systems for the same aircraft- is committed to build partnerships and collaborations with local industries and target the emerging requirement both in the civil and military domains.

The company solutions across Air, Land and Naval domains can provide Brazil with the highest technologies to meet the future major programs requirements including SISFRON, PROTEGER, SISGAAZ, PROSUPER and FX2 as well as other individual Brazilian Armed Forces requirements. Moreover Selex ES, through its long experience in providing integrated defence solutions and high technology products, recognises that this can have many applications in the civil sector such as integrated airports, critical infrastructures, network communications, and Smart cities.

Selex ES wants to fully support the Brazilian aspirations for technology transfer and localised in country support capability and is in active discussion with a number of Brazilian Strategic Defence companies across a whole range of product areas.

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