Selex Galileo wins UK MOD HD turret contract
Selex Galileo has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to supply 20 Titan 385ES-HD electro-optic turrets to equip the UK’s existing Chinook fleet as well as the new Mk.6 Chinooks due to enter service in 2016. Worth €13.1 million, the contract was announced 28 May, 2012.
According to the company, the contract will ensure that aircrews are equipped with superior high-resolution night vision capabilities to allow them to operate safely and effectively 24 hours a day in all weather conditions.
The Titan 385ES-HD is a ‘high performance’ airborne turret containing a High-Definition (HD) SLX Merlin infrared camera. The turret integrates the Albion thermal imaging sensor developed by Selex Galileo under co-funding from the UK MOD.
The order, which also includes a spares package, follows on from the contract placed in 2009 that saw SELEX Galileo supplying 21 Titan 385ES-HD turrets and upgrading 4 existing Titan 385-ES systems to the HD standard. The contract was completed in December 2011 demonstrating the Company’s high level of agility and ability to successfully deliver to tight timescales.
The turrets will be delivered throughout 2012 and 2013.
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