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Selex ES wins Italian Army Future Soldier contracts

25th March 2014 - 15:18 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Selex ES has signed two new contracts with the Italian Army to supply SWave Software Defined Radio (SDR) portable terminals and Tactical Mobility Night Vision Goggles (TM-NVG). The contracts, announced on 25 March, are worth a combined €60 million.

Both the SWave SDR and TM-NVG will be supplied as part of the Italian Army’s Future Soldier programme, which aims to modernise the systems and equipment of soldiers, to meet current and future operational requirements.

A total of 2,726 radio SDR Hand-Held terminals will be supplied under the first batch of deliveries. The SDR is able to host various wave forms interoperable with systems already in use as well as future ones, allowing the Italian Army to take advantage of economies of scale for logistical support.

The company will also supply 2,726 TM-NVG units. The binocular device has been developed to bring soldiers advanced nocturnal tactical mobility. It displays information and map data provided by the Command and Control (C2) system on the eye-piece; and also features an integrated camera able to return the observed scene to the C2 system.

According to Selex, the TM-NVG is also integrated in the NIMOS night mobility system, 558 units of which are currently being supplied by Selex ES to the Italian Army as part of the Forza NEC programme. The subsequent contractual lot envisages the supply of 1,537 more units.

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