Finmeccanica has been awarded a contract from Pilatus to provide airborne communications for 49 PC-21 turboprop trainers recently acquired by the Australian Defense Force.
Designated RT-700/A, the new systems will provide voice and data communications in a small and lightweight package. An ETSO-certified (European Technical Standard Order) military system, RT-700/A is able to communicate in the 30-470MHz range and can transmit and receive securely when connected to an external encryption unit, the company said in a statement Thursday.
Pilatus has previously chosen Finmeccanica to equip PC-21 aircraft for use by Switzerland, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Finmeccanica’s surveillance and information management system is on-board ten Australian Customs Coastwatch maritime surveillance aircraft. In a recent contract, Finmeccanica’s Seaspray 5000E radar was chosen to provide airborne search and rescue services for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
Meanwhile, the company’s TETRA networks and ATEX terminals ensure safe communications for Australia’s transportation, mining and oil & gas industries.
Finmeccanica has signed contracts to provide Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) systems for the Gripen Next Generation (Gripen NG) aircraft for the Air Forces of Sweden and Brazil, the company statement said today. The IFF systems will be used by Gripen pilots to identify other aircraft or vehicles as friendly (or potentially unfriendly) and to determine their bearing and range from the aircraft
Finmeccanica has signed an agreement with Singapore-based prime contractor Aptronics PTE Ltd to provide its SEER radar warning receiver for the Indonesian Air Force. SEER is a self-protection system which detects and identifies potential radar threats and alerts the pilot
Italian luxury yacht builder Ferretti Group which announced a new division, Ferretti Security and Defence (FSD) plans to partner Finmeccanica, Saab and Thales in building a range of naval platforms. The Ferretti Group, known for manufacturing large oceangoing yachts plans to build naval platforms and take the electronics and weapons systems from leading defence equipment manufacturers, its chief executive Alberto Galassi told the media in Rome on February 3
Australia's Chief of Air Force has completed first flight in the Lockheed Martin's AIR 5428 Pilatus PC-21 Pilot Training System. The Chief of Air Force's first flight of the in-service Pilatus PC-21 aircraft was shown at a media event hosted by Australian Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne, in East Sale, Australia yesterday
The US Navy has awarded a $43.1 million contract to the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company to exercise an option in support of the Contracted Air Services (CAS) Program
Australia plans to spend 195 billion dollars (US$139 billion) over the next decade for bolstering its defence capability, including a doubling of its submarine fleet to 24, three additional destroyers, nine new frigates and 12 offshore patrol boats. The details were provided in a White Paper released today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who justified the proposed spending by citing “high stakes” and “momentous times” in Asia
Finmeccanica has started the final assembly phase for the first two Aermacchi M-346s of the eight advanced jet trainer that are to be supplied to Polish Air Force. The delivery of the first two M-346 aircraft is scheduled for the end of November 2016, in line with the programmes time frame, the company said in a statement Wednesday
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