Finmeccanica – Selex ES has been awarded on 25 February 2015 two important new contracts for the company’s Grifo radar system. In each case, the Grifo radar system was selected for its proven high performance and flexible architecture. The radar can be installed in a large range of combat aircraft and integrates easily with modern avionics suites.
The Grifo family of airborne fire control radars are multimode and operate in the X-band. They offer a broad suite of field proven air-to-air, air-to-surface and navigation modes, high resolution SAR and ISAR.
Grifo represents an important commercial success for Finmeccanica – Selex ES at the international level. Over 450 of the radar systems have been sold so far and the radar equips six international Air Forces. The radars, manufactured at the company’s Nerviano (Milan) site in Italy, are in service with seven types of aircraft and have accumulated over 150,000 hours of operational flight time.