SELEX and ATMOS to Establish AESA Radar Training Unit

9 May 2010 (Last Updated May 9th, 2010 18:30)

SELEX Galileo and ATMOS will together establish the Brazilian active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar centre of excellence and airborne radar systems house. The agreement focuses on individual target programmes, such as the Raven ES-05 AESA for the Gripen next generation (NG),

SELEX Galileo and ATMOS will together establish the Brazilian active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar centre of excellence and airborne radar systems house.

The agreement focuses on individual target programmes, such as the Raven ES-05 AESA for the Gripen next generation (NG), which is proposed for the FX-2 programme.

ATMOS will carry out training, development, production and support activities under the agreement.

It also covers all SELEX radars, including the Seaspray 5000E and 7000E AESA surveillance radars, and the Gabbiano T20 mechanically scanned (M-Scan) surveillance radar system.

The firms will offer the range of surveillance radars to the Brazilian Air Force for use in maritime patrol aircraft and helicopter operations.

Through the collaboration, ATMOS will receive in-depth training on radar systems, development activities in the Raven ES-05 AESA.

SELEX and ATMOS will both fully participate in the final testing, flight trials and skills necessary to test and support the radar in Brazil.

In the long term, the agreement will lead to the joint development of advanced radar sub-systems to meet the future needs of the Brazilian Air Force.