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ITALIAN NAVAL INDUSTRY

The Italian defence industry of the naval sector is able to offer a comprehensive
range of vessels, from aircraft carriers to patrol boats, thanks to its notable skills
in all the fields of warship design, building and outfitting.
This sector is integrated in the global industrial framework of the Italian
Association of Aerospace and Defence Industries (AIAD), representing high
technology companies involved in the production, applications and services of
aerospace, ground, naval and electronics systems and equipments.
AIAD is affiliated to CONFINDUSTRIA and is a member of ASD (Aerospace and
Defence Industries Association of Europe), UNAVIA (The Italian Association for
Standardization, Education and Training in the Aerospace Sector) and UNAVIAcert
(a third party Certification body for Aerospace and Defence companies).
AIAD's associated companies, employ over 50,000 workers, and produce
practically all of Italy's output in the respective sectors.
The Italian naval industry owns a 200 years experience in shipbuilding for the
National Navy and foreign countries, with more than 600 ships built since 1816.
In the last years the sector was involved in a rationalization process in order to
establish a strong industrial group able to effectively compete on the global
market and represent the country in multi-national partnerships. This process
lead to the integration into Finmeccanica of almost the whole aerospace and
helicopter industry, and a large part of the military electronics and defence
systems industries.
Today AgustaWestland has the possibility to effectively compete with
EADS/Eurocopter in the struggle to achieve the world leadership in the helicopter
sector.
At present Fincantieri shipyards are building the new multi-mission
RINASCIMENTO class frigates (FREMM programme) in the framework of a project
jointly managed by Orizzonte Sistemi Navali S.p.A. (51% Fincantieri and 49%
Finmeccanica) for Italy and Armaris (originally 50% DCN and 50% Thales, now
wholly owned by DCNS) for France. Over the last three years Fincantieri signed
important contracts with India, Malta, Peru, Iraq and Turkey. Fincantieri is also
participating in the development of the US Navy LCS (Littoral Combat Ship) as
part of a consortium led by Lockheed Martin. In 2006 Intermarine, specialized in
the building of GRP vessels, signed a contract with the Finnish Navy for three
MCMVs to be delivered by 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Other shipyards located in different regions build minor naval craft for police and
custom forces.
AGUSTAWESTLAND
As a leader in the world commercial as well as military helicopter markets
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, has also progressively set the
standard for naval and maritime applications thanks to the longstanding knowhow, expertise and success of a range of products. A large number of Navies and
Coast Guards worldwide have operated various helicopter types for decades and
many are taking and will take advantage of the most advanced products for
maritime multi-role tasks. AgustaWestland is the only helicopter manufacturer in
the world to be able to offer a complete range of maritime helicopters, which
starts with the AW109 Power and the AW109 LUH at 3 tons and goes right up

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through the weight categories with products such as Super Lynx, Future Lynx,
AW139, NH90 and at the top end the 16 ton AW101.

A total capability provider, AgustaWestland is more than just a helicopter


manufacturer and this total capability permits the company to develop the latest
generation of rotorcraft that, through their high level of system integration, can
meet the most demanding operational requirements. Helicopter system
integration itself is a key element to AgustaWestland being the company able to
design avionic, flight management as well as mission systems. AgustaWestland
has experienced a progressive growth of its system integration capability in
decades by a number of maritime helicopter programmes including the AB212,
SH-3D, EH101, Super Lynx 300, AW109 LUH. Clear evidence of the achieved
globally recognized technological excellence in the naval rotorcraft field, which led
the company to become a well established and leading system integration
provider, is the current AgustaWestland's responsibility for the overall integration
of the NH90 naval mission system.
As the most advanced Italian Navy's helicopter in service, the AW 101 (at first
designated the EH101) has made the service perform a remarkable step forward
having been designed in the 80s to meet the Italian and British Sea King fleet
replacement requirements. Developed by the successful cooperation between
Agusta and Westland through EHI, the AW101 has turned into the first significant
integration step towards what would have become AgustaWestland company in
2001. The Italian Navy started taking delivery of the AW101s in 2001 with total
orders for 24 helicopters configured for a number of roles including antisubmarine warfare/anti-surface vessel warfare, helicopter early warning, utility
and amphibious support. The three-engine AW101 has the power and
performance for autonomous, multi-role operations from vessels, carriers or land
bases, offering exceptional agility for demanding deck landing conditions. It is
able to operate and co-ordinate with other naval units or operate autonomously.
For anti-surface warfare the AW101 features a powerful 360 radar and
compatibility with long range air-to-surface missiles. Anti-submarine warfare
configuration is equipped with dipping sonar and sonobuoys and weapon carriers
for torpedoes or depth charges. Enhanced 360 air surveillance radar and tactical
datalink offer long range airborne early warning capability, together with twin
engine cruise speed for increased endurance. Long mission endurance is also
ideal for mine hunting, neutralization and sweeping missions. The naval version of
the AW101 is also in service with the Royal Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self
Defence Force (JMSDF).

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Next move to further modernize and enhance the Italian Navy aircraft fleet will be
the beginning of the NH90s delivery aimed to replace the AB212s. This advanced
four-nation programme managed through NH Industries sees AgustaWestland
deeply involved with a 32% stake and responsibility for naval mission system
integration for all customers and the production of the Italian (Navy and Army),
Norwegian and Dutch helicopters, with a total amount of 150 units.
AgustaWestland is also in charge of the development and production of the
following components for all helicopters: the main transmission, tail drive shaft,
hydraulic system, automatic flight control system, rear ramp, rear fuselage,
alternate engine installation and on-board computers. A 11 ton class twin engine
multi-role helicopter developed to meet the naval shipborne helicopter
requirements of several European NATO countries, the NH90 NFH variant (of
which Italy has ordered 46 units + 10 MTTH) features state-of-the-art technology
Including fly-by-wire flight control system, advanced mission avionics, an allcomposite airframe and advanced low observability solutions. Thanks to its
contained weight and dimensions and particularly to the blade and tail automatic
folding system, it can operate from/to small frigates. The NFH is primarily
conceived for autonomous Anti-Submarine Warfare and Anti Surface Warfare
missions. The NFH will be used for the detection, classification, identification by
type, tracking and attack of submarines or surface targets including Over The
Horizon Targeting by day and night. Additional applications include Vertical
Replenishment. SAR and troop transport.
AVIO
Avio is a leading aerospace company. Established in 1908, it has his headquarters
in Rivalta (Turin) and owns 16 sites and manufacturing plants. In 2006 the
company, with a workforce of 4,838 employees, registered total revenues for
1,401 million Euro.
Nowadays there are four major lines of business: modules and components for
military and civil aircraft and helicopter propulsion systems; MR&O and Services
for military and civil aircraft and helicopter propulsion systems; Space propulsion
and tactical propulsion systems; Jet Derivative engines and Automation system
for naval and industrial applications.
In the military sector, in addition to developing and supplying components, Avio
assembles, tests, certifies and delivers propulsion systems to the national Armed
Forces, for which it also supplies after-sales support. This is the case of the
EJ200, which powers the modern Eurofighter TYPHOON, the RB199 equipping the
TORNADO, and the new F124 for Aermacchi's future trainer M346; for the latter
Avio is responsible for a number of essential components, including the accessory
gearbox, the low pressure turbine and the after-burner.
Avio has been selected by Pratt & Whitney and produce the accessory drive of the
F119, a new engine to equip the F-22 RAPTOR, the next generation fighter for the
U.S. Air Force. Under two major collaboration agreements recently sinned with
General Electric and Rolls-Royce, Avio shall participate in the development of the
F-136 engine for the JSF (Joint Strike Fighter), the future U.S. Air Force multi-role
fighter. Avio's responsibilities include the design, development and production of
components for the low pressure turbine and the accessory drive train.
In the helicopter sector, Avio works in liaison with leading manufacturers; in
particular, under a programme of collaboration with General Electric it is
responsible for developing and supplying the T700 engine in its two versions, T6A
and T6E, to power European helicopters, EH101 and NH90, respectively.

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In the marine sector, Avio supplies Jet Derivative engines for fast vessels and
power units delivered to the Italian Navy and the armed forces of other countries.
The LM2500 turbines, jointly developed with General Electric, are already present
on the GARIBALDI aircraft carrier and on ANDREA DORIA class, the Italian Navy's
new destroyers, as well as the HORIZON class ships of the French Navy. The
company also develops and produces electronic automation systems for
propulsion control, automatic pilots, steering management systems for ships and
submarines. Avio's for aeronautical and Jet Derivative engines are taking on ever
greater importance, as the company supplies all-round support both to the Armed
Forces and to major airlines. In this connection, Avio is developing all
international network, which includes two Centres of Excellence: Brindisi,
integrating all activities to do with the maintenance of military aircraft engines,
and Pomigliano d'Arco, near Naples, devoted to engines for civil transport, a new
company, Aviofix, and two private-public companies, one in Netherlands, the
other in Poland. Avio has established a new branch of activities in the CR&O of
components of its own design.
In the space sector, Avio is a leader in the design and production of solid and
liquid propellant engines, which are used by the ARIANE launchers and will also
equip ARIANE 5 Evolution.
Avio is also active in the area of tactical missile propulsion, where it is a partner
in a number of major European programmes, including air-to-air IRIS-T missiles,
already selected by the Armed Forces of Germany, Canada, Greece, Italy, Norway
and Sweden, and ASTER, a ground-to-air missile. To consolidate even further its
position and strengthen its role in the sector, Avio invests up to 10% in research
& development programmes, also through an organised network of collaboration
with a number of Italian universities and research centres possessing top level
resources and expertise in the disciplines of company's interest.
CALZONI
Calzoni, a subsidiary of Kollmorgen ElectroOptical, part of Danaher Co, is a
leading company in the Aerospace & Defence market providing solutions for
complex Handling & Control Systems and Aviation Lighting Systems. The
company offers unique capabilities of integration of mechanics, hydraulics,
electronics and optics technologies to respond to evolving customer requirements
through innovative products, processes and technologies.
In the submarine sector Calzoni has been delivering since 1960 Non Hull
Penetrating Universal Modular Masts and Gas Exhaust, Snorkel Air Induction, Sea
Water Double Shut-Off Hull Valves, Low Noise Rudder Actuators and controls and
pressure-tights hull mounted components, as well as dynamic simulation systems
for realistic training of the crew.
In the surface sector Calzoni supplies Weapon Handling Systems for missiles,
lightweight torpedoes, heavyweight torpedoes, decoys, mines, ROVs, skid type
helicopters; a Minehunting Propulsion System (composed by Dynamic Positioning
System and Auxiliary Propulsion System) which provides unparalleled
manoeuvrability to the Vessel in all the MCM operations. Last but not least
Calzoni provides modular and multifunction Unmanned Surface Vehicles for
harbour security, patrol and mine warfare.
As far as the aviation lighting market, Calzoni provides the new concept of Visual
Landing Aids (VLA), specifically designed for the optical guidance to decking of
helicopters and STOVL aircraft oil air capable ships, portable lighting systems for
special corps and expeditionary requirements.

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VLA is a fully integrated and modular solution: it includes HMI/control stations,


distributed control cabinets and a full range of NVD compatible lights and landing
aids based on LED technology.

ELETTRONICA S.P.A.
Established in 1951, Elettronica S.p.A. is one of the leading European Companies
involved in the design and production of Electronic Defence equipment and
systems. Elettronica's revenues increased from Euro 124.650,000 in 2000 to Euro
293.000,000 in 2006. In addition to its Italian headquarters in Rome, Elettronica
owns a subsidiary company in Germany, Elettronica GmbH, mainly involved in
ELINT (Electronic Intelligence) systems. Moreover, Elettronica has all important
participation in both LNX, an American company specialized in high-tech
components development and production, and ELTBAT a joint venture for logistic
support and business development in UAE.
The company's success is confirmed by the worldwide distribution of its products,
employed by the Armed Forces in five continents, and by its active participation in
several international aeronautical, helicopter, and naval programmes. Elettronica
and its products are present in 28 countries in Europe, Africa, Middle/Far East,
South America and Oceania, with over 2500 systems delivered.
Elettronica's leading-edge technology and full commitment to Electronic Defence
enable the company to meet even the most stringent operational requirements of
its customers. In fact, the company's extensive EW product range combined with
its system integration capability call provide complete platform suites, also
encompassing other on-board sensors, communications and navigation
equipment, as well as cater for the customer's platform installation needs.
Moreover, system configuration management and logistic support aspects are
equally attended to, also providing dedicated operational support facilities in
relation to the supplied systems, selected platforms and roles, e.g., ELINT,
tactical sensors, self-defence, SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defence), Mutual
and stand-off defence.

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Elettronica's achievements can best be summarized by its comprehensive product


range (RWR, ESM, ECM, ELINT, COMINT, DIRCM) as well as its successful
participation in major international programmes for both fighter aircraft
(TYPHOON, MIRAGE 2000, TORNADO ECR&IDS) and helicopters (NH-90, EH101). Products for naval applications range from compact and lightweight EW
systems for small craft and submarines, to powerful integrated ESM/ECM systems
for major warships, including ELINT/COMINT capability if required. One example
of these systems is the NETTUNO system fitted onboard the main vessels of the
Italian Navy and several ships of other foreign Navies. The new NETTUNO 4100
series, which utilizes fully solid state technology coupled with active phased array
antennas, will equip the new Italian CAVOUR aircraft carrier and the ANDREA
DORIA class destroyers within the joint Italian/French HORIZON programme.
ELSAG DATAMAT
Elsag Datamat is the new centre of excellence for the design and production of
systems, services and solutions in automation, security, transport, defence &
space, information technology. Established in early 2007 by the integration of
Elsag and Datamat, both Finmeccanica companies, Elsag Datamat brings together
the expertise of each to form a unique player in the Defence Electronics business
area of Finmeccanica, one of the world leading actors in this segment.
The professional skills of 4,000 employees, technology, know-how, the capacity
to operate in critical contexts, and an innovative approach demonstrated by
constant investments in Research & Development, are just some of the distinctive
features developed over more than a century of business. The ability to identify
problems and design solutions, combined with skills and experience in mechanical
and information technology, put Elsag Datamat in the ideal position to develop
new products and systems as it works to achieve its goal of Italian leadership and
global recognition on reference markets.
Elsag Datamat has a heritage of experience in the defence area, acquired
implementing complex systems for the Italian Ministry of Defence and working on
major Italian and international programmes. Elsag Datamat works in all defence
sectors where information technology is a strategic, empowering factor: combat
management, mission planning, logistics, intelligence, simulation and training.
These activities leverage an in-depth knowledge of operating scenarios, combined
with excellence in quality and reliability achieved through strictly managed
production processes.
EUROSAM
EUROSAM, headqurtered near Paris, was established in June 1989 by three major
European aerospace companies (Aerospatiale, Alenia and Thomson-CSF) known
today as MBDA Missile Systems and THALES, to meet future air-defence
requirements. Its direct shareholders include the French and Italian subsidiaries
of MBDA and Thales, while BAE Systems and Matra BAE Dynamics are also
involved in its programmes. These world-leading aerospace and missile
companies have joined their efforts to design, develop and manufacture the most
modern air-defence systems in the world, in a range of versions optimised for
naval, ground-launched or anti-tactical ballistic missile missions.
Eurosam's development programme was originally funded by the French and
Italian defence ministries, later joined by Britain's Ministry of Defence for the
development of a naval area-defence variant.
The company has already been selected by the Royal Saudi Arabian Navy to
supply the main weapon systems of its latest F3000S air-defence frigates, and
additional export sales are being negotiated to other countries.

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EUROSAM is the industrial prime contractor and system design authority for the
development, production, marketing and sales of a range of medium-range naval
and ground-launched air-defence missiles also known as Famille de missiles SolAir Futurs (FSAF), or Future Surface-to-Air Family of missile systems.
These systems were developed under contract from the French and Italian
Governments, who in the late 1980s had come to similar conclusions as to the
operational requirements for their air-defence needs. These requirements called
for naval and ground-launched missiles capable of defeating threats as diverse as
high-speed tactical missiles (supersonic sea skimmers, air-launched, antiradiation, cruise, TBM and other types) and highly-manoeuvering aircraft, in a
saturation attack scenario. The key capability of these systems is their capability
of simultaneously engaging multiple targets over 360 degrees.
France and Italy agreed to develop a missile systems family, whose costs they
shared on a 50-50 basis:
The naval SAAM (Surface-to-Air Anti-Missile systems SAAM and SAAM AD), for
anti-all, protection of naval ships, using the ASTER 15 and ASTER 30 missiles
guided by the ARABEL or EMPAR radars;
The ground-launched Sol-Air Moyenne Portee (SAMP-T, or Land SAAM AD
ground-launched surface-to-air medium range), using the longer-range ASTER
30 missile guided by the ARABEL radar, with which both France and Italy will
replace their HAWK air-defence missiles.
EUROSAM is engaged in the production of ASTER 15 and ASTER 30 missiles for
France, Italy and for the Royal Navy. The ASTER 15, associated with ARABEL or
EMPAR radar, is employed in the SAAM-Fr air defence system (installed onboard
the French aircraft carrier CHARLES DE GAULLE and the Royal Saudi Navy's
SAWARI II type frigates, and in the SAAM-It selected by the Italian Navy to equip
the aircraft carrier CAVOUR. SAAM systems will be fitted also onboard the new
French-Italian FREMM frigates. The ASTER 15 and 30, associated with EMPAR or
SAMPSON radar are employed in the PAAMS area defence system fitted onboard
the French-Italian HORIZON ships (Italian Navy's ANDREA DORIA class
destroyers) and the UK's Type 45 destroyers.
EUROTORP
The Groupement Europeen d'Interet Economique (GEIE) EUROTORP was
established on 6 april 1993. Controlled by Whitehead Alenia Sisterni Subacquei
(50%), DCN International (26%), and Thales Underwater Systems (24%) has the
role of contractor for the new MU90/IMPACT 324mm LWT, the existing A244/s
LWT and any torpedo-associated equipment. It is in charge of the promotion as
well as the technical and industrial coordination of the products.
The MU90/IMPACT Advanced Lightweight Torpedo is the leader of the 3rd
generation of LWT. Designed and built with the most advanced technologies, the
weapon is of fire-and-forget type, conceived to cope with any-task anyenvironment capability requirements and meet the ASW operational needs of the
21st century. The weapon has been designed to counter any type of nuclear or
conventional submarine, acoustically coated, deep and fast-evasive, deploying,
active or passive anti-torpedo effectors.
The A244/s mod.3 torpedo is the very last evolution of the A244/s fire-and-forget
ASW LWT family nowadays in service with 15 navies. The unique and extensively
proven shallow water performances have been further enhanced in the A244/s
mod.3 to cope with the submarines evolved capabilities and operational theatres
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the possible reaction of the sub; capability to counter more and more
sophisticated anti-torpedo countermeasures released by the sub; capability to
counter more and more silenced threats; capability to significantly delay the
target alert and reaction; capability to fully cope with the littoral waters warfare.
The A244/s mod.3 torpedo has been designed to counter the threat posed by any
conventional submarine as well as nuclear subs when engaged at the transit
speed of up to 15Kts even when acoustically coated or deploying anti-torpedo
countermeasures and evading at a maximum speed of 30Kts. The torpedo can be
deployed by surface platform as well by fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

FINMECCANICA
Finmeccanica is Italy's leading high technology firm and ranks third in Europe in
the aerospace, defence and security sectors.
Finmeccanica Group has its headquarters in Italy, a large industrial base in the
UK and major production facilities in continental Europe and the US. Its preeminent expertise, developed as a supplier of integrated solutions with a
reputation for technological excellence across its product range in helicopters,
defence electronics, space systems and infrastructure, multi-role aircraft, trainer
aircraft, aerostructures, air traffic control systems, missile systems, etc makes
Finmeccanica a global competitor and sought-after partner in some of the most
prestigious international projects.
The focus on aerospace, defence and security does not mean that Finmeccanica
pays less attention to its other businesses. Finmeccanica also has substantial
expertise and a well-established position on the international transport and power
generation markets.
In 2007, Finmeccanica posted revenues of over 13 billion euro. The Group has
more than 60,000 employees, of which 10,000 work in the UK, 3,500 in France
and 2,000 in the US. Its core businesses account for 80% of revenues (around 11
billion Euro) and employ some 50,000 staff.

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Finmeccanica SpA's ordinary shares are listed on the Italian stock market. The
Italian Treasury retains 33.72% of the share capital, and Italian and foreign
institutional and private investors own the remainder.
Technology and innovation are key to Finineccanica's competitiveness and
represent the foundation of its international success. This is why the company
invests around 1.8 billion ELWO per year in R&D, equivalent to 14% of revenues.
This percentage has grown progressively in recent years, making Finmeccanica
one of Italy's biggest investors in leading-edge technology. In Finmeccanica's
core businesses alone, R&D spending stands at 17% of sales, which is higher
than that of many of the Group's international competitors.
Dual technologies account for much of the investment, and although originally
developed for military purposes, they can also be applied in highly strategic civil
initiatives. To maintain its world-class technological standards, Finmeccanica
maintains a strong emphasis on its human resources: some 9,100 engineers work
on design and development, while Group company laboratories employ around
3,000 highly specialised researchers.
Core business:
Helicopters. Finmeccanica is world leader in the helicopter sector. It designs
and develops helicopters and tiltrotors for civil and military use. Through its
subsidiary AgustaWestland, Finmeccanica offers a comprehensive range of
helicopters able to satisfy the most stringent civil anti requirements.
AgustaWestland owns all the necessary technologies to carry out each stage
of helicopter production, including the preliminary analysis and definition of
operating requirements, the design, development and manufacture of
transmission systems, rotors, metal and composite structures and avionics
systems, and the integration of all these components into a complete
"helicopter system".
Defence electronics. Thanks to its agreements with BAE Systems,
Finmeccanica currently ranks second in Europe in the defence electronics
sector. The partnership includes SELEX Galileo (the brand through which
SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems and Galileo Avionics are operating on
the market from 2008 on), SELEX Communications and SELEX Sistemi
Integrati, which are active in avionics, military and secure communications,
large systems integration and air traffic management and control,
respectively. In addition, Elsag Datamat designs and manufactures systems,
services and solutions for automation, security, transport, defence, space and
IT applications, and SELEX Service Management supplies integrated
communication services for civil and military security.
Aeronautics. Finmeccanica plays a key role, via its Group companies, in a
number of international aeronautics programmes, developing products and
services for major global operators. Alenia Aeronautica is a leading-edge
producer of a comprehensive range of tactical transport and combat aircraft,
and unmanned aerial vehicles for civil and military use; it also manufactures
aerostructures. Through Alenia Aermacchi, the Group is global leader in
trainer aircraft and related around support services, while Alenia Aeronavali
offers conversion and updating of aircraft for the world's main manufacturers.
Lastly, Alenia Aeronautics owns 50% of the joint venture ATR (the other 50%
is owned by EADS), which is global leader in the regional turboprop aircraft
sector.
Space. Through its agreements with Alcatel Space, Finmeccanica is a leading
worldwide operator in the design, development and production of satellites for
civil and military use, positioning systems, telecommunications, earth
observation and remote sensing, and the manufacture of components for
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services. In 2007, Thales replaced Alcatel Lucent in the Space Alliance.


Finmeccanica now operates in the space sector via Thales Alenia Space (the
new name of Alcatel Alenia Space), the leader in satellite systems and
cutting-edge producer of orbital infrastructure, and Telespazio, one of the
world's main operators in satellite management, earth observation services,
satellite navigation and value-added integrated connectivity.
Defence systems. Finmeccanica is recognised as a technological leader in
the design, development and production of missile systems, torpedoes, naval
artillery and armoured vehicles. The Group operates in the sector via the joint
venture MBDA, Europe's biggest missile systems producer, and via its directly
owned subsidiaries Oto Melara, a producer of armoured vehicles and naval
and land-based artillery, and WASS, world leader in torpedoes.
Aerospace engines. Finmeccanica has expanded its activities into naval and
aerospace engine manufacturing via Avio, in which it owns a 15% share. Avio
is a well-established player in its sector and takes part in major programmes
in the civil, defence and space areas.

FINCANTIERI
Fincantieri is one of the foremost shipbuilding groups in the World having built
7,000 ships during a history that stretches for more than 200 years. Heir to the
great Italian shipbuilding dynasty and global leader in the building of cruise ships,
Fincantieri has a market share which since 1995 has never been below 25% and
has peaked over 60%. Since 1990 the company has delivered 44 cruise ships and
currently has an order book of' 18 vessels (+ 2 optional) ensuring work for their
shipyards until 2012.
Fincantieri has extensive experience in the design, construction, system
integration and through life support of cruise ships, liners, fast ferries, super
yachts, offshore vessels and specialist merchant ships. It is a major player in the
naval sector, building a wide range of vessels including aircraft carriers,
destroyers, frigates, corvettes, patrol vessels, fast attack crafts, oceanographic
vessels, naval auxiliary ships and submarines.

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Established in 1959 as state owned holding company to control all major Italian
shipyards, Fincantieri was transformed into an operating company in 1984 and
has since expanded to become the fifth largest shipbuilding group in the world by
turnover
with
business
interests
that
include
shipbuilding,
ship
repair/conversions, though life support and the manufacture of equipment
including diesel engines, controllable pitch propellers, shafting, fin stabilisers,
tunnel thrusters, steam turbines and integrated propulsion systems. The HQ and
Corporate Offices are located in Trieste with Design Centres in Trieste and Genoa.
Production is divided into six business sectors involving the following shipyards:
Cruise Vessels: Monfalcone (Gorizia), Marghera (Venice) and Genoa-Sestri
Ponente;
Merchant Vessels: Ancona, Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) and Palermo;
Naval Vessels: Riva Trigoso (Genoa) and Muggiano (La Spezia);
Mega Yachts: Muggiano;
Ship Repair and Conversions: Palermo and Loyd Weft
Marine Systems: Riva Trigoso and Bari.
Fincanticri's unique structure, massive capacity and modular building techniques
creates significant production flexibility in the construction of ships, which added
to synergies between the various operational Units, makes it possible to reduce
the construction time of complex ships rich in innovative content.
The Group's integration capability is strengthened by it's subsidiaries:
Orizzonte Sistemi Navali, located in Genoa, is as prime contractor and warship
design authority in the design, planning, integration, and marketing of highly
technological and system dynamically performing surface combatant ships
over 1,000 tons, such as corvettes, frigates, destroyers, and aircraft carriers
for the national and international market;
Isotta Fraschini Motori, located in Bari, designs, manufactures, markets and
provides through life support for fast, medium-power diesel engines;
Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, operates in the US market in the
design, integration, supply and support of naval systems and marine
equipment including Isotta Fraschini engines;
CETENA Centro per gli Studi di Tecnica Navale di Genova, conducts
conceptual and advanced research in ship building, propulsion and general
marine activities.
Fincantieri has 9,300 employees and over 18,000 suppliers and sub-contractors in
Italy working under the control of experienced project managers, professional
engineers/designers and technical supervisors. This creates a close bond and 'one
team' approach, which regularly demonstrates the highest industry standards of
productivity, quality and skilled workmanship. The company's annual financial
turnover is about Euro 2,700m (Ref. Balance Sheet 2007) with a net income of
Euro 45m. The order book is currently sited at the record figure of Euro 12bn,
confirming Fincantieri's position at international level.
In the naval sector, Fincantieri is proud of it's 'turnkey' capability and reputation
for designing, building and commissioning complex warships including aircraft
carriers, destroyers, frigates, corvettes, patrol ships, fast attack crafts, auxiliary
ships, oceanographic research ships and submarines to military classification
standards. The company exports naval ships worldwide based on well-proven
designs used by the Italian Navy and others tailored to the requirements of
foreign naval customers. An integrated logistic support service is provided to
naval customers including the through life maintenance, refitting and upgrading
of surface warships and submarines in the company's own shipyards or at other
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A dedicated team manages the Naval Vessels Business Unit: New projects are
developed at the naval offices in Genoa by one of the largest technical team in
Europe (staff of 500+) involved in the planning of highly complex naval vessels,
special ships such as oceanographic vessels and vessels for the offshore oil & gas
industry including anchor handlers, multipurpose tugboats and offshore
construction vessels. Vessels are built at the Muggiano and Riva Trigoso shipyards
using modular construction techniques supported by integrated production
systems. At national level, Fincantieri is the reference partner for the Italian Navy
and Coast Guard in the construction and logistic support of the combatant surface
fleet, the main auxiliary units, and submarines. At European and International
level, Fincantieri, is involved in many important multinational programmes
together with other shipbuilding companies and where 'technology transfer' is a
key feature of the contract. The latest European co-operation project is the
design, development and build of the multi-mission RINASCIMENTO class
frigates. This project is being jointly managed by Orizzonte Sistemi Navali S.p.A.
(51% Fincantieri and 49% Fim-neccanica) for Italy and Armaris (DCNS + Thales)
for France.
There has been a growing demand in the International naval sector over the last
three years as a result of a major marketing drive by Fincantieri and this led to
the signing of important contracts in India, Malta, Peru, Iraq and Turkey. The
company is also participating in the development of the US Navy LCS (Littoral
Combat Ship) as part of a consortium led by Lockheed Martin.
GEM ELETTRONICA
Established ill 1977, GEM Elettronica is one of the leading Italian defence
electronics companies. GEM Elettronica radar systems are in use all around the
world in various applications: preventing collisions at sea and on the inland
waterways systems, managing water-borne traffic and effecting surveillance of
long stretches of' remote coastlines and aerospace. These systems depend upon
the most advanced data processing techniques for rapid transfer of digital and
analog information between sensors, operational control and monitoring stations.
GEM's 5000 square meter S. Benedetto del Tronto facility houses its corporate
offices, engineering, administration, sales and warehouse in addition to its
component/equipment manufacture facility, environmental test facility and clean
room to gyroscope assembly.
All products and system are designed and manufactured whit most stringent
Commercial and Military Standard and each stage of the assembly is covered whit
Total Quality Management Process and complete documented procedures.
GEM Elettronica manufactures navigation radars which are installed onboard the
Italian Navy vessels. Among the first companies in the world to develop
rasterscan radar systems. GEM Elettronica, who over the past fifteen years
invested heavily into new radar data processing techniques, supplies special
applications radar equipment to Lockheed Martin and a wide range of sensors and
systems to Selex Sistemi Integrati. Other important industrial partners are
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INTERMARINE
Intermarine is a private company, well known around the world for its expertise
in advanced composite construction and for designing and manufacturing
sophisticated Mine Countermeasure Vessels (MCMVs) built in GRP (Glass-fibre
Reinforced Plastic).
Sarzana (near La Spezia), is the headquarters, the Research and Development
Department and the main shipyard of Intermarine: devoted to the construction of
composite material MCMVs as well as fast patrol boats, it has a total area of
approx 76,000 square meters more than 16,000 of which are covered. The
shipyard features is a 95m covered dry-dock (which extends the main production
line roofed area to a total of 250m). Intermarine also operates another yard in La
Spezia, devoted to completion of outfitting and to the tests and trials before
delivery of the vessels.
As of today six Navies have already in service MCMVs designed and built by
Intermarine, among them some of the most prestigious in the world (Australia,
Italy, Malaysia, Nigeria, Thailand and USA). Besides Intermarine on 23 November
2006 signed a very important contract with the Finnish Navy for three MCMVs (in
a totally new and very advanced configuration), to be delivered by 2010, 2011
and 2012 respectively.
Intermarine built also for the Italian Navy two GRP catamarans for hydrooceanographic research.
Moreover the company is well known for its wide range of fast patrol boats,
supplied in hundreds to navies, customs services and coast guards: they are
especially suitable for Search and Rescue missions (SAR), patrolling and law
enforcement duties. All these crafts are built in FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic),
using the same advanced materials and sophisticated technology applied in the
construction of MCMVs, or in aluminium, exploiting the experience in such a
material owned by the parent company Rodriquez Cantieri Navali (world leader in
aluminium mono-hull Fast Ferries).
ISOTTA FRASCHINI MOTORI
Isotta Fraschini Motori S.p.A, based in Bari, is part of the Fincantieri group within
the FINCANTIERI MARINE SYSTEMS the one stop center where shipyards and
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requirements, as FINCANTIERI makes available to the market the know how and
services matured in many years of complete ship building.
Isotta Fraschini Motori produces two families of modern high speed diesel engines
which cover a range from 200 to 2.500kW for both marine and industrial
applications. Mention can be made in particular of its non-magnetic engines and
generating sets, for use in minehunting vessels.
Isotta Fraschini 1700. The IF 1700 family comprises 8 to 16 cylinder models, 90
Vee arranged on a high tensile alloy steel crankcase. These engines feature a
direct injection system and four valves per cylinder. This engine family is built on
a modular concept basis. Many components are common to all units, regardless
the number of cylinders, and are thus interchangeable. A special "Amagnetic"
Isotta Franschini version is available for Mine Warfare Vessels. The industrial
engines find applications in rail traction and power generation units. A wide range
of power units call be supplied for power stations, marine auxiliaries and no-break
or automatic emergency generating sets. Special attention has been given to the
engineering of parallel units, cogeneration systems and complete power packages
supplied "ready to run".
Isotta Fraschini 1300. The IF 1300 family for High Speed Crafts and Pleasure
Crafts is constantly achieving market recognition and has represented a serious
step forward in the process or re-launching the prestigious trade mark. With high
performance and sophisticated technical solutions, the features of the new
products at the moment in the final step of R&D: after testing and field testing,
this family of products will shortly be available for the market. The IF 1300 family
consists of a six-cylinder in-line unit and eight and twelve-cylinder 90 Vee
models. With common 1300mm bore, the inline engine has a stroke of 142mm,
whilst that of the Vee engines is reduced to 126mm. The in-line engine has a
displacement of 1.672cm3 per cylinder. The IF 1300 engines, having an
impressive power to weight ratio, are highly standardized and extremely reliable
units of modular type. Initially introduced to serve the marine engine have proved
also to serve the power generation and the industrial engine markets.
The 1300 Isotta Fraschini Diesel engines are designed to satisfy the needs if the
high performance and extreme performance crafts for patrol and pleasure use. In
the last 3 years Isotta Fraschini has returned to Powerboat racing achieving many
victories and having the opportunity to prove the validity of its products.
Among the users of the Isotta Fraschini engines there are the Italian Coast Guard
with over 450 engines covering the complete range of engines. Italian Navy
(LERICI and GAETA class), the US Navy (AVENGER and OSPREY class), the Royal
Australian Navy (HUON class), the Spanish Navy (SEGURA class). For which
concerns the power generation sets, the Isotta Fraschini diesels are installed
onboard the MINERVA and CIGALA FULGOSI class corvettes of the Italian Navy,
the VISBY class corvettes of the Royal Swedish Navy and the Delta class of the
Singapore Navy. They also equip the new DORIA class destroyers of the Italian
Navy.
In addition to the Horizon class programme, where Isotta Fraschini proved its
validity, the company has designed, manufactured and successfully tested the
Diesel gensets suitable for propulsion and power generation for the Italian Navy
FREMM Frigates. Scope of supply is based on 4 gensets of 2.1MW each.
Fincantieri, through its Marine systems and components business unit, cooperates
in the LCS (Littoral Combat Ship) project proceeded within the framework of the
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derived from Fincantieri's MDV class fast ferries and entails the use of Isotta
Fraschini Motori generators and a company's stabilizer and ride-control system.
MBDA
MBDA was created in 2001 following the merger of Europe's major businesses in
the sector: Matra BAe Dynamics in the UK and France, Aerospatiale Missiles in
France, the missiles activities of Alenia Marconi Systems in the UK and Italy and
EADS/LFK in Germany. MBDA is jointly owned by BAE Systems (37.5%), EADS
(37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%). Though recognized for its remarkable
provenance MBDA has its sights most definitely on the future. The company has a
strong culture of innovation and technical excellence and has gained wide-ranging
recognition in the field with many combat-proven products (such as STORM
SHADOW, which was used by the RAF during Operation Iraqi Freedom).
With an annual turnover of Euro 3,3 billion, an order book of Euro 13,5 billion and
more than 70 customers around the world, MBDA is a world leading guided
missiles and missile systems company.
MBDA currently has 45 missile system and countermeasure programmes in
operational service around the world and has proven its ability as prime
contractor to head major multi-national projects.
Thanks to the high quality of its products and its optimized organization, MBDA
has become a global leader within a period of only five years. Since 2001, MBDA
has doubled its turnover and consolidated its order book which will provide the
equivalent of five years of workload. The company has also launched a number of
programmes based on the most advanced and innovative technologies.
This success can be attributed not only to the company's ability to bring together
and retain the best engineers in their field in Europe an ability supported and
enhanced by the creation of engineering centers of excellence but also to the
development of a true spirit of cooperation amongst more than 10,000 employees
of the group across all four countries.
MBDA Italia with its infrastructures at La Spezia (Research & Development
Integration), Rome (Management, R&D) and Fusaro (Production/Integration) is
particularly committed, in the field of naval systems, in PAAMS (ASTER 15 and
30), SAAM-IT, ALBATROS 2000, OTOMAT/TESEO, MILAS and MARTE Mk-2
programmes.
NORTHROP GRUMMAN ITALIA
Northrop Grumman Italia S.p.A. is an autonomous operating company
specializing in Integrated Navigation Systems, part of the Navigation Systems
Division within the Electronic Systems Sector of Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Northrop Grumman is a multi-industry
leader in high technology, advanced electronics and defence systems.
Northrop Grumman Italia was established as Litton Italia and incorporated in
1961 by Lockheed Martin and Litton Industries to meet offset obligations from the
sale of the F-104 fighters to the Italian Government. It became part of Northrop
Grumman Corporation in 2001.
Northrop Grumman Italia S.p.A., occupies a 21,000 square meter plant south of
Rome in the city of Pomezia, Italy. In 2006 revenues reached $71 million.
Northrop Grumman Italia has a talented and technology oriented workforce of
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The company's capabilities include the design, development and production of


various grades of navigation systems. They are primarily used in avionics and
tactical applications, but they are also used for naval and land applications. Other
applications they are used in are complex all-in-one avionics suites based on
fused sensors including: Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), Global Positioning
Systems (GPS), Air Data Sensor (ADS) and Magnetic Sensor Units (MSU). They
are also used jointly with various HMI interfaces including control panels,
displays, Data Transfer Units (DTUs) and with mission computers.
Northrop Grumman Italia's key technologies include: dry-tuned, fiber optic, ring
laser and MEMS gyros; accelerometers; LCDs used in displays; computers used in
a wide range of applications.
Additional capabilities Northrop Grumman Italia provides include full turn-key
integration with flight management and flight control systems. We have proven
experience in designing redundant architectures for our customers.
Northrop Grumman Italia's customers include military forces, aircraft and
helicopter manufacturers and global systems integrators.
Northrop Grumman Italia currently has numerous systems in production for
major European collaborative programmes including Tornado and Eurofighter
TYPHOON and has systems in production for Italian programmes including the
A129 and HH-3F upgrade, AMXACOL and SICCONA.
Northrop Grumman Italia equipments are standard on the U.S. Army H-60 and
worldwide EH-101 fleet. The company is moreover involved in missiles
programmes including FSAF/SAMP-T, ASTER 15/30 and IRIS-T.
ORIZZONTE SISTEMI NAVALI
Orizzonte Sistemi Navali OSN is the sole Italian Prime Contractor and Design
Authority supplying "flexible turn-key" naval surface vessels with high
technological content.
The company was established by Fincantieri and Finmeccanica with the specific
task to be the Italian Prime for the HORIZON Frigate Programme (Italian and
French Navy). The first vessels have been delivered in 2007.
Orizzonte Sistemi Navali was then assigned the role of Prime Contractor and
Design Authority for the European Programme of FREMM Frigates, for a total of
27 Vessels, to be designed and built for the Italian and French Navy (with Armaris
as the French partner). The first vessels will be delivered in 2011.
The company is the Prime Contractor for the mid-life refurbishment of the Italian
Navy's DDG. The Programme will be completed in 2010.
The company manages programmes throughout the whole lifetime of the ship,
acting as single point of responsibility for the complex organisation needed for the
design and development of the naval vessel.
Orizzonte Sistemi Navali acts as "Whole Warship Design Authority", based on
Total Ship Design, being responsible for the definition of the platform system and
the combat system, the physical and functional integration of the whole ship; the
implementation of Human Factor requirements; the Integrated Logistic Support
over the ship's life cycle.

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OSN designs the Whole Warship according to customer needs and requirements.
In the design phase, particular attention is given to the functional and physical
integration of the platform and combat system components, achieving highly
performing automated operations, together with a reduced requirement for
onboard personnel.
Total Ship System Design (TSSD) is based on a cooperative system engineering
approach that links the system capabilities of all industries involved in the
Warship (platform and combat system) under the direction of Orizzonte Sistemi
Navali.
The TSSD approach is supported by ASNET, a virtual ship simulation and value
analysis tool, to define the best vessel technical solution versus costs for modern,
demanding naval programmes, like FREMM.
ASNET (Application System for Naval ship design Evaluation and Testing) is a
proprietary application for the estimation of the naval vessel effectiveness with
regard to mission task, cost and performance.
OSN, the Italian Warship System Engineering Company, provides for the design
of turnkey military naval solutions, including the definition and the integration of
the relevant Combat System.
OSN offers a wide range of combat vessels: Corvettes and Light Frigates
(MOSAIC Family, based on the well-proven CIGALA FULGOSI Class of the Italian
Navy, a range of ships from 1,500 to 2,400 tonnes, designed on the principles of
Open System Architecture and Volume Modularity Concept), Frigates and
Destroyers (NEW MAESTRALE FRIGATE type, HORIZON and FREMM type);
Aircraft Carriers (CAVOUR type).
The company provides for a large variety of services, including consulting for
definition of naval needs, engineering and planning requirements; Integrated
Logistic Support for the vessels' life cycle, refitting, modernization and upgrading
of existing vessels, assistance to local shipyards for design, development and
construction with transfer of technology and know-how; financing and offset.
OTO MELARA
Oto Melara was founded in 1905 through a joint venture by companies Vickers
and Term steelworks. The new company, called Vickers Terni, set about building
a new plant in La Spezia specializing in producing naval and land artilleries. When
it was completed in 1908, the company won significant contracts to manufacture
guns for warships then in production.
Oto Melara S.p.A., today a Finmeccanica company, has been established in 2001
through the merging of Oto Melara and Breda Meccanica Bresciana, two world
leaders in the field of medium caliber naval guns and national leaders in the
production of weapon systems for the Army.
Oto Melara is the world leader in the production of small and medium calibre
naval guns. It applies the latest technologies to offer its customers global
answers and owns research and development structures in areas ranging from
artillery to armoured vehicles, from naval ammunition to antiaircraft systems. Its
products are in use in about 60 countries on five continents.
A century after the establishment of Vickers-Terni, which created the La Speziabased artillery factory considered the founding element of Oto Melara, the
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the-art technologies. With a total work-force of 1,349 the 2006 turnover was Euro
314 million and the order book Euro 320 million. The sale sharing was 52% land
systems, 43% naval systems and ammunitions, 5% airborne armaments.
Oto Melara devotes about 13 percent of its revenues to R&D, while links with
universities and research centres enable the company to remain oil top of crucial
technology areas.
Moving into the 21st century, Oto Melara aims to further improve its leadership in
naval artilleries. It offers the market a solution for any requirement, including
naval guns of all calibres and their respective ammunition.
Ammunition is considered a key area of industrial strategy for the company
because of its growth potential in exploiting the performance of the overall naval
gun systems.
The Oto Melara 127/54 Compact Gun Mount is a dual purpose, rapid fire, 5-inch
gun Mount intended as the main armament for frigates and destroyers.
The Oto Melara 127/64 Lightweight (LW) naval Gun Mount is a rapid fire gun
mount suitable for installation on large and medium size ships, intended for
surface fire and naval gunfire support as main role and anti-aircraft fire as
secondary role. This gun will equip the Italian version of the future FREMM
frigates with the new VULCANO long range ammunition.
Oto Melara's signature mark in the naval business is without doubt the shape of
the 76/62mm gun shields, as seen on vessels worldwide since the 1970s.
The Oto Melara 76/62 Compact Naval Gun Mount is a lightweight, rapid-fire,
76mm 62-calibre gun mount intended for installation in ships of any type and
class, including vessels down to motor gun-boats and hydrofoils as a dual
purpose anti-aircraft and anti-ship weapon system. This gun is installed onboard
ships of over 40 navies.
The Oto Melara 76/62 Super Rapid Gun Mount is a lightweight, rapid-fire gun
providing unrivalled performance and flexibility in air defence and anti surface
role, particularly in an anti-missile role. For this gun, selected for the ANDREA
DORIA class destroyers, FREMM frigates and CAVOUR aircraft carrier, Oto Melara
developed the new DART antimissile guided round (DAVIDE system).
In the field of Small Calibre Gun Systems Oto Melara produces a wide range of
products that goes from 7,62mm to 40mm caliber cannons and are now in service
with more than 30 nations: most outstanding SCGS by Oto Melara are the 40mm
Twin Compact, the 25-30mm modular MARLIN WS, the 30mm 25-30mm Compact
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SELEX COMMUNICATIONS
SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica Company, represents the convergence of
Finmeccanica's communication activities. Its history is about telecommunication
solutions, for all activities and requirements and it belongs to a larger family, the
"SELEX" family, which represents Finmeccanica's defence electronics activities.
SELEX Communications is a global supplier of advanced communication,
navigation and identification solutions to protect communities and critical national
infrastructure. For the Government, military and civil markets SELEX
Communications develops and supplies secure integrated and interoperable
turnkey communication solutions that combine different enabling technologies to
provide multi-technology network solutions that guarantee transparent user
connectivity, under any circumstance, for safer and more efficient operations.
With over 100 years of experience and driven by a relentless quest for
innovation, the company develops state-of-the-art communications solutions that
meet customer requirements and exceed their expectations. Headquartered in
Italy and with worldwide offices and facilities, SELEX Communications employs
about 4,700 people.
SELEX Communications is the synthesis of separate experiences in the fields of
telecommunication solutions for the defence and civil markets. At SELEX
Communications, we are proud of our heritage, rich in communications and
defence electronics industry innovation. SELEX Communications entered the
business world at the turn of the 20th century, when the Chiefs of Staff of Defence
understood the importance that radio communications would play in Future
military operations. Throughout the years the company diversified its activities
to include professional mobile radio, space, avionics, command and control
systems, networks for terrestrial and naval applications and more and
expanded globally to become a multinational company that generates roughly
half of its income on the international market. Today, SELEX Communications is a
global supplier of advanced mission-critical communications, navigation and
identification solutions to protect communities and critical national infrastructure
that generates roughly one-half of its turnover on the international market.
SELEX communications is recognized worldwide for its advanced, field proven,
fully integrated communications solutions for tactical, naval and avionic
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systems and integrated communication networks, as well as command and


control centers, engineered to satisfy the requirements of communications in
hostile environments, such as peacekeeping, emergencies, armed conflicts and
other similar situations, where secure and reliable communications are essential
to ensure success during operations. For naval applications SELEX
Communications develops and supplies fully integrated communications systems
for internal and external communications, suitable for a wide variety of naval
platforms to enable the digitization of the Maritime Battlefield. SELEX
Communications also offers a complete portfolio of communication, navigation
and identification and Mission Support integrated equipment and systems, for the
transmission and reception of voice and data between the aircrafts and earthstation operators that assist the pilots during flight and that guarantee aircraft
identification.
SELEX Communications delivers systems also in the Institutional and Industry
sectors.
SELEX GALILEO
SELEX GALILEO is the new name under which Galileo Avionica SpA and SELEX
Sensors & Airborne Systems Ltd will operate internationally with their outstanding
reputation in the fields of sensors, electro-optics, electronic warfare and tactical
UAVs.
The name SELEX GALILEO will enable the companies to trade as world leaders in
integrated solutions for airborne sensors, surveillance and protection systems,
radar and imaging.
Part of the Finmeccanica Group, the two companies have a combined workforce
of 7,000 employees (about 4,000 in the UK) with a turnover of around 1,730
million Euro.
Their fields of excellence include: aircraft radar sensors (mechanical and
electronic scansion) - electronic warfare systems - avionics and mission systems electro-optical systems - military lasers - simulators - pilotless aircraft and
target planes - sensors and scientific payloads for space.
Finmeccanica is the second European player in the defence electronics market
and the sixth worldwide.
This position stems from the recent agreements with BAE Systems that led to a
cluster that includes SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems and Galileo Avionica
(operating with the new brand SELEX Galileo), SELEX Communications and SELEX
Sistemi Integrati.
The three companies are active respectively in avionics, military and secure
communications, air traffic control and management. The grouping also includes
Elsag Datamat, which designs and produces systems and solutions for
automation, security, transports, defence, space and Information Technology and
SELEX Service Management, a supplier of integrated communications services for
military and civil security.
SELEX GALILEO participates in the key European military platforms: NH 90, EH
101 and Eurofighter TYPHOON.

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SELEX SISTEMI INTEGRATI


SELEX Sistenil Integrate is an experienced brand in what is required to secure the
control and safety of national interests on land, in the air and at sea.
The focus on the customer is a pillar of SELEX Sistemi Integrati's policy enabling
it to provide its customers with comprehensive turn-key packages in the areas of:
system definition, design and manufacture, integration, installation and
commissioning, training, life-cycle support.
SELEX Sistemi Integrati is a world leader in the definition and integration of
systems for defence, coastal and maritime surveillance and air traffic
management, with a customer base in 150 countries. Its capabilities include
integrated air defence systems, battlefield C4I, naval combat management and
air traffic management solutions. Within the Finmeccanica Group SELEX Sistemi
Integrate is the Design Authority and Prime Contractor for design, manufacturing
and marketing of Large Systems for Homeland Protection, including solutions for
Homeland Security (protection of territory, boarders, people, institutions and
national and critical infrastructures) and Homeland Defence (superiority of
information, interoperability, Net Centric solutions and data fusion).
The mission the company has been called to, allows SELEX Sistemi Integrati to
rely on and employ a wide range of technologies, products and competencies
belonging both to the company and to all the other Finmeccanica companies.
SELEX Sistemi Integrate has wide technology base supporting systems in control
and surveillance and providing the capability for systems integration across the
military and civil air traffic management spectrum. From highly adaptive beamforming systems to multi-chip module development, from wideband gap materials
to synthetic environments, the commitment to research and development is the
key to the SELEX Sistemi Integrate leadership.
Besides the Italian sites in Rome (hedquarter), Fusaro (Naples), Giugliano
(Naples), Genoa, La Spezia, Taranto and Pisa, SELEX Sistemi Integrati also has a
strong international presence in Germany (SELEX Sistemi integrate GmbH weather radar systems), in the United Kingdom (SELEX Sistemi Integrate Ltd ATMAS systems) and in the US (SELEX Sistemi Integrate Inc - navigation aids).
WHITEHEAD ALENIA SISTEMI SUBACQUEI
WHITEHEAD ALENIA Sistemi Subacquei (WASS), a Finmeccanica company, was
established at the beginning of 1995 through the merging of the underwater
activities of Whitehead S.p.A., Elsag Sistemi Navali and USEA.
WASS is among the largest international companies of its kind, active in the
underwater systems field. Over the years, WASS has acquired considerable
experience in underwater developments and system integration. WASS products
are installed on board the newest units of the Italian Navy as well as on naval
units of foreign countries.
WASS is the only company in the world with the complete capability to design
and supply the following underwater systems: Lightweight Torpedo Systems (A
244/S Mod.3 and MU90/IMPACT), Active and Passive Hull Mounted/Towed S
(DMSS2000 LF, PANOR, SNA-2000, SQQ- 141T), Torpedo Targets and Noise
Underwater Test Ranges (BSS, CTS 106 and PTR), WASS provides all services
and support needed for their operation, maintenance and repair, including:
Equipment for sea trials and training activities, Afloat checks of weapons systems,
Maintenance and repair workshops, Instruction courses, Technical documentation,
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The BLACK-SHARK, a new and powerful, long-range, wire guided and self-homing
heavyweight torpedo has been already selected from Italian, Chilean, Portuguese
and Royal Malaysian Navies. WASS systems are in operation with more than 20
countries.

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