Farnborough Air Show

Selex Galileo highlights its warfare sensors, optics

 - July 19, 2010, 7:56 AM

Selex Galileo (Stand OE1 & OE2) is displaying a range of its radar, electro-optic/infrared and electronic warfare sensors here at Farnborough. The company, part of the Finmeccanica group, has been selected to supply sensors to many of Europe’s leading programs, as evidenced by its place on Eurofighter’s Typhoon combat aircraft as provider of the Captor radar, Praetorian defensive aid suite and Pirate infrared search and track. The company also provides the ES-05 Raven active electronically scanned array radar and Skyward G IRST for the Saab Gripen NG, making its international debut in the UK.

Another Farnborough debutant, the AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wildcat, has Selex Galileo systems in the form of the Seaspray 7400E radar and HIDAS 15 defensive suite. HIDAS has also been specified by several Apache operators, including the UK.

Selex Galileo also produces a range of electro-optic systems such as the EOST 46 four-sensor turret, and is developing the VigilX distributed sensor system to provide 360-degree coverage around the platform. Radars and EO/IR turrets are brought together in the company’s Airborne Tactical Observation and Surveillance (ATOS) family, primarily for maritime patrol applications such as the Nigerian ATR 42MP here in the static display, which has a Gabbiano radar and EOST 45 turret. As well as producing systems, Selex Galileo has moved into the platforms business with a range of UAVs led by the Falco.