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Selex Galileo acquires new contracts worth around 16 million Euros

17th December 2009 - 11:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Selex Galileo of Finmeccanica has been awarded new contracts worth approximately 16 million Euros for its Mini Colibrì and Lothar systems, strengthening the Company’s Electro- Optical business.

The new contracts include the supply of 81 Mini Colibrì day and night vision systems for installation on the new turrets of the Esercito Italiano (Italian Army) Lince vehicle and the supply of 71 Lothar systems for the 2nd Batch of the Italian Army’s VBM Freccia vehicle. Both contracts were assigned by Oto Melara.

The Mini Colibrì multi sensor system is equipped with a thermal camera (IR uncooled), TV camera (TVC) and laser range finder. It is the newest Fire Control System for turrets that integrate small to medium calibre weaponry.

LOTHAR (Land Optronic THermal Aiming Resource) is a multi sensor system specifically designed for Fire Control Systems equipped with the “Tilde” thermal camera (IR cooled). It can be integrated into turrets from smaller to higher calibres. The thermal camera “Tilde” has achieved much commercial success especially on the export markets and is currently in service on a number of platforms in Italy and in foreign countries where it has demonstrated great performance in all environmental and weather conditions.

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