Finmeccanica-Selex presented surveillance technologies chosen by NATO to help provide security for the organisation’s member countries.
Launched in 2012, the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme uses remotely piloted aircraft, sensors, ground stations and mission support to conduct real-time surveillance, the company said in a statement Thursday.
Large quantities of data can be collected and analysed, allowing NATO to secure vast areas of land and sea, even in areas with challenging geography or adverse weather conditions.
These surveillance systems are used in Unmanned Aerial Systems and their equipment, both on-board and on the ground.
The company supplies the programme’s operational control centre ground station, two transportable ground stations and communications technology for the transmission of data and imagery between drones, the ground segment and mission support facilities.
These systems are manufactured at Selex ES’s facility in Caselle, outside of Turin, which employs around 350 people.
NATO AGS comprises the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft, sensors, ground stations and data transmission systems. Its main aims are to protect civilians and ground troops, to assist with border control and to improve NATO’s ability to respond to crises and provide humanitarian aid in emergencies. The system will go live in Italy from 2017 at the Italian Air Force’s Sigonella base in Sicily.
The first laser based anti-collision LOAM (Laser Obstacle Avoidance and Monitoring) system for helicopters has been installed aboard a NH90 TTH, recently delivered to the Italian Ministry of Defense. The Selex ES-made LOAM navigation aids for helicopters is able to report any type of obstacle including very thin ones such as such as electrical cables, cables to lift or pillars, giving the crew time to change altitude or direction
Finmeccanica-Selex ES yesterday delivered three Fixed Air Defence Radar (FADR) systems to Poland, in the presence of NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) General Manager Koen Gijsber. The systems will significantly boost NATOs air defence capabilities
Selex ES has won a contract to deliver electronic warfare equipment for eight Lynx Mk21A aircraft used by the Brazilian Navy. Under the contract, which was received from prime contractor AgustaWestland, Selex will be responsible for the supply of Sage electronic support measure (ESM), in addition to its defensive aid suite (DAS) controller, and a third-party countermeasure dispensing system
Leonardos subsidiary, Selex ES was awarded a contract by the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) worth up to USD 20.9 million for delivery of its Model 2100 Instrument Landing System with collocated Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)
The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) program will soon train C-17 aircrews at Boeings C-17 International Training Centre (ITC) in the United Kingdom under a new $8 million contract. SAC is comprised of ten NATO countries and two NATO Partnership for Peace countries
The 40th rotation of NATOs Baltic Air Policing mission will take place this week (7 January 2016) in Lithuania and Estonia. Responsibility for the mission will be transferred from Hungary and Germany to Spain and Belgium, demonstrating NATOs enduring solidarity with its Baltic Allies, NATO said in a statement Tuesday Spain will lead the Baltic Air Policing mission for the first four months of 2016 with four Eurofighter Typhoon jets based at Šiauliai, Lithuania
Northrop Grumman and NATOs Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency (NAGSMA) successfully tested an AGS derivative of Global Hawk unmanned aircraft. “The NATOs first Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft is part of a system that will allow NATO to meet the requirements of emerging situations around the world
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