Finmeccanica is expected to cash in $502 million of the $1.3 billion contract to develop electronically scanned Captor-E radar for the Typhoon signed by Eurofighter consortium and the inter-governmental agency NETMA (NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency) on Wednesday.
Finmeccanica, through its companies Selex and Alenia Aermacchi, will contribute to develop, produce and integrate the new radar which presents several operational advantages over the mechanical M-scan, including increased visual field and target detection, advanced air-to-surface capabilities and enhanced electronic protection measures.
“Today’s signing represents an important step forward towards the future prospects of the Eurofighter program since the aircraft upgrade will enable it to compete more effectively on international markets”, said Finmeccanica’s CEO and General Manager, Mauro Moretti.
Selex will produce the new radar at its facilities in Edinburgh and Nerviano (Milan) while Alenia Aermacchi (Turin site) will be responsible for the navigation systems during the radar integration phase.
What was earlier believed to be a sure win for the Sukhoi will now be an international competition which could take years to complete. The Eurofighter consortium will showcase the Typhoon at the 2014 Indo Defense exhibition in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, from November 5 to 8, the company said in a statement Monday
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Germany has suspended Eurofighter delivers after it was "established, in the context of quality controls that a manufacturing defect has caused a large number of small holes in the rear fuselage of aircraft". The reasons for this are inadequate finishing by the manufacturer BAE Systems, according to a statement issued by the German Ministry of Defense
The Eurofighter consortium plans to pitch the Typhoon fighter aircraft to the Poland Air Force which intends to replace its fleet of ageing Soviet-era types. “The platform would offer Warsaw a number of advantages, including possible workshare – although not final assembly work – and technology transfer”, Joe Parker, director of export at the Eurofighter consortium was quoted as saying during the MSPO defense show in Kielce, Poland
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Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica) has launched Osprey, the worlds first lightweight airborne surveillance radar to be built with no moving parts. The launch customer for the radar will be Norway, which has purchased Osprey as part of the countrys acquisition of 16 AW101 Helicopters for the NAWSARH programme (Norway All Weather Search And Rescue Helicopter)
Selex ES and Close Air Solutions announced Monday that they have delivered Immersive Close Air Support Simulator (iCASS) system to Joint Forward Air Control Training and Standardization Unit (JFACTSU) of the UK Ministry of Defence. The contract to supply the system was awarded in November 2014
Typhoon combat jet will be integrated with the Brimstone 2 missile under a £165 million makeover deal, representatives of the four-nation program announced at the IDEX defense show on Sunday. The single part of the package is the £72 million deal with BAE Systems to complete integration of MBDA's air-to-ground Brimstone 2, which has won plaudits for its ability to strike small fast-moving targets with low collateral damage during missions in Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq
Italys Finmeccanica will be present at the Aero India show in Bengaluru, a year after being asked to leave the military exhibition Defexpo, whereas AgustaWestland will be skipping the show. Secretary for defence production G
Finmeccanica announced Tuesday approved the groups industrial plan for FY2015 guidance. The Plan is also the start of a re-launch and development of the Group, with a focus on the areas of excellence and a more effective commercial presence in key international markets
The UK MoD is developing an anti-collision system that can be fitted to Typhoon fighter jets to avoid mid-air crashes, BBC reported Wednesday. The Military Aviation Authority (MAA) had warned the MoD that a crash between a typhoon and a commercial jet could cause substantial loss of life, the report said
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