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Farnborough 2010: Selex Galileo continues UAV push

19th July 2010 - 07:08 GMT | by Andrew White in Farnborough


Steve Mogford, CEO of Selex Galileo - a subsidiary of Finmeccanica, told reporters before the Farnborough International Air Show that his company would support an Anglo-Italian solution for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Scavenger ISTAR (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance) requirement.

During a briefing in London on 14 July, Mogford described how the MoD could benefit from dealing with a partner nation which also operates General Atomics MQ-1 Predator tactical UAVs in Afghanistan and, therefore, has similar operational experiences.

A Finmeccanica solution could include a variation of Alenia Aeronautica’s Sky-Y medium altitude, long endurance (MALE) UAV or Sky-X system,

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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