Finmeccanica – Selex ES has signed a new infrared seeker contract for the UK-France missile system, FASGW (H)/ANL that will equip a wide range of new generation helicopters.
The contract signed with MBDA France and SAGEM was announced during the ongoing IDEX 2015 show at Abu Dhabi.
Development phase started in late 2013 and a multi-year manufacturing phase will be followed.
Finmeccanica – Selex ES will participate in the development and production of a new infrared seeker for FASGW(H)/ANL, the next generation helicopter-launched anti-ship missile.
FASGW(H)/ANL is being developed jointly by the UK and French governments for a range of future helicopter platforms.
FASGW(H) /ANL is designed to provide precise effects against a range of threats in complex naval environments, so a highly-precise seeker is integral to the success of the missile. The system will also be integrated with a two-way data link so that the operator can monitor and alter if necessary the targeting of the missile while in-flight.
Work on the seeker is already underway – development started in late 2013 under pre-contract funding from MBDA and the first electronics hardware and a preliminary mathematical model have been delivered by Finmeccanica – Selex ES to SAGEM. The development phase will be followed immediately by a multi-year manufacturing phase.