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Elbit Selects Gabbiano Radars for Hermes UAVs

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SELEX Galileo’s Gabbiano Radars Selected for Elbit Systems’ UAS

(Source: Selex Galileo; issued June 27, 2011)


NERVIANO, Italy --- SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, been selected by Elbit Systems to supply its Gabbiano radar family for installation aboard Elbit Systems’ Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The Gabbiano T20 radar will be installed aboard the Hermes 450 while the most powerful version of the Gabbiano family, the T200, has been chosen for the Hermes 900.

The Gabbiano radar family was chosen by Elbit Systems thanks to its light weight, ease of installation, advanced surveillance performance and growth potential. The radars will improve the Hermes systems’ long range surveillance capabilities over sea and ground via Air to Surface operational modes and high resolution imaging features such as SAR and ISAR. The radars are already fully operative and can perform in all light and weather conditions.

SELEX Galileo is planning to deliver the first Gabbiano T20 radar to Elbit Systems by the end of this year.

The Gabbiano radar family has been selected by 5 international customers for installation aboard the Alenia Aeronautica ATR42, AgustaWestland AW139 Helicopter, Beechcraft B350ER, Elbit Systems Hermes 450 & Hermes 900 and for Coastal Surveillance sheltered installations.

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