Selex To Upgrade Royal Air Force's Puma Rotor-craft With New Radar Warning Receiver

  • Our Bureau
  • 03:43 PM, July 30, 2015
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Selex ES has won a $30 million contract from the Royal Air Force to upgrade Airbus Helicopters’ SA330 Puma HC2 rotorcraft fleet with a SG200-D Radar Warning Receiver.

The radar replaces the Sky Guardian 200 that is currently installed on the aircraft, the company announced Wednesday.

SG200-D is a UK-specific product from the family of Selex ES’s SEER system. An advanced digital Radar Warning Receiver, SG200-D is self-protection equipment which detects and identifies emitters in high density and complex radar environments.

The contract includes a number of full sets of SG200-D equipment for installation onto the Puma helicopters.

Besides, full equipment sets, spares and training, the contract includes the delivery of so-called “A-kits”. These consist of antenna and cockpit control equipment that are integrated on the whole fleet, while the rest of the system is then rolled on and off the aircraft to speed up the time from training to operation.

The MoD’s RWR acquisition also covers the upgrade of the Sky Guardian on the RAF’s Boeing CH-47 Chinook fleet. 

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