Microwave Journal

AESA Radar Centre of Excellence for Brazil

June 14, 2010

SELEX Galileo has concluded an agreement with ATMOS, a subsidiary of ATECH, to establish them as the Brazilian AESA Radar Centre of Excellence and Airborne Radar Systems House. The agreement is in accordance with the Brazilian Defence Strategy's intention to strengthen the country's national defence industrial capability.

The agreement focuses on the individual target programmes, such as the Raven ES-05 AESA for Gripen Next Generation, and details the development, production, training and support activities to be carried out by ATMOS. The agreement also covers all radars in the SELEX Galileo portfolio, including the Seaspray 5000E and 7000E AESA surveillance radars and the Gabbiano T20 mechanically scanned (M-Scan) surveillance radar system.

This range of surveillance radars is being offered to meet a wide range of major Brazilian Air Force requirements including maritime patrol aircraft and helicopter operations. The collaboration will provide ATMOS with in depth training on radar systems, development activities in the Raven ES-05 AESA, including full participation in the final testing and flight trials, plus the skills necessary to test and fully support the radar in Brazil. In the longer term joint development of advanced radar sub-systems will take place to ensure the future needs of the Força Aèrea Brasileira (Brazilian Air Force) are fully met.