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5 décembre 2013 4 05 /12 /décembre /2013 17:50
Selex delivers additional GRIFO radar to Brazilian Air Force

More than 450 GRIFO radars have been sold by Selex to five air forces worldwide. Photo: © 2013 Selex ES S.p.A - A Finmeccanica Company


5 December 2013 airforce-technology.com


The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has taken delivery of an additional GRIFO fire control radar from Selex ES during a ceremony at the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, in Milan, Italy.


Wholly designed, developed and manufactured at the Selex ES facility in Nerviano, near Milan, the avionic combat radar represents the overall 400th GRIFO to have been delivered to date to FAB.


The radar is used for the modernisation of FAB's Northrop Grumman-built F-5 light supersonic fighter aircraft fleet.


Weighing less than 100kg, the GRIFO is a fourth-generation, X-band coherent, pulse-Doppler multimode-multirole fire-control radar designed to provide advanced performance to both new and upgraded aircraft.


Fitted with a powerful avionic radar air cooler transmitter, the modular radar can be easily integrated with modern avionic suites, and fully interfaced through a hands on throttle-and-stick (HOTAS) command, for a cost-effective solution.


Selex ES chief executive officer Fabrizio Giulianini said the success of the GRIFO radar demonstrates the critical importance of continual investment in sustaining company products.


''Thanks to this commitment, GRIFO has today begun an evolving technological roadmap for electronic scanning which will guarantee the system's success for many other years to come,'' Giulianini said.


Designed for installation in a range of combat aircraft, the GRIFO radar can operate in several modes, including an air-to-air mode and air-to-surface mode to effectively support multi-role missions.


In addition to this, the radar features modes for supporting navigation, a flight-proven suite of functions to combat electronic threats and modes for the search and identification of targets with high resolution imaging capability.


Apart from Brazil, the radars are also used by the air forces of Singapore, Czech Republic, Pakistan and South Korea, in seven different types of aircraft.

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13 septembre 2013 5 13 /09 /septembre /2013 07:35
LONGBOW LLC Receives $51 Million Contract for Republic of Korea Apache Radar Systems

September 12, 2013 GLOBE NEWSWIRE


ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 12, 2013 – The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE:NOC], received a $51 million foreign military sales contract to provide the Republic of Korea with LONGBOW Fire Control Radars (FCRs) for the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter.


The contract includes six LONGBOW FCR systems, spares and in-country support. Production is scheduled through 2016, with assembly of the LONGBOW FCR performed at Lockheed Martin's Ocala and Orlando, Fla., facilities, and Northrop Grumman's Baltimore, Md., facility.


"The Republic of Korea is the 10th international customer for LONGBOW systems," said Tom Eldredge, LONGBOW LLC president and director of LONGBOW programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "The LONGBOW FCR is a battle-proven radar system that will provide Republic of Korea Apache pilots with increased situational awareness, survivability and lethality."


"The LONGBOW FCR team will provide the Republic of Korea with a product that promotes greater regional security and provides warfighters with the highest level of protection while increasing the international Apache footprint," said Mike Galletti, director of the Tactical Sensor Solutions-Aviation business unit for Northrop Grumman's Land and Self Protection Systems Division.


Since 1998, LONGBOW FCR has provided Apache aircrews with target detection, location, classification and prioritization. In all weather, over multiple terrains and through any battlefield obscurant, the radar allows automatic and rapid multitarget engagement.


Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.


Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is a 2012 recipient of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence. The Malcolm Baldrige Award represents the highest honor that can be awarded to American companies for achievement in leadership, strategic planning, customer relations, measurement, analysis, workforce excellence, operations and business results.


Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

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