Finmeccanica takes part in MSPO 2013
Finmeccanica – through its companies AgustaWestland, Alenia Aermacchi, OTO Melara, Selex ES and Telespazio – takes part in MSPO (International Defence Industry Exhibition) 2013, held in Kielce, Poland, from 2 to 5 of September (Hall E – Stand n. 12).
The presence of Finmeccanica in Poland has been constantly increasing in the last 20 years and its technological solutions are contributing to the modernization of the Polish Armed Forces and to strengthen Poland’s role in NATO and in the European Union. During this period the Finmeccanica Group has recorded a significant growth marked by a number of milestones involving almost all of its key strategic sectors. The success of this ongoing evolution is attributed to the excellence of Finmeccanica’s products and solutions as well as to its willingness to invest in Poland and to establish strategic partnerships having identified Poland as one of its main bases of activities (together with Italy, UK and US). As this formula has already been successful, Finmeccanica has planned to perpetuate the same spirit of partnership and interest to invest in the country supporting Poland as the country strives to achieve its potential in terms of technological capabilities, national security and wellbeing and as it evolves to become more influential on the European and International stage.
During 20 years of activity in Poland, Finmeccanica has been partnering the country: today this consistent commitment has resulted in the Group employing around 3,200 people, including high level technicians and engineers, in AgustaWestland PZL-S´widnik S.A.; developing successful collaboration with the Bumar Group in the field of defence systems as well as with other Polish companies; establishing an office of AgustaWestland in Warsaw. The Finmeccanica Group is now seeking to forge additional strategic alliances with Polish Industry both in the public as well as private sectors. Thanks to those activities, Finmeccanica today has a solid industrial presence in Poland and is attentive to the emerging needs of the Polish Government in the field of Defence and Security as well as in Railway Transportation and Power Generation.
AgustaWestland attends MSPO 2013 through the Polish company PZL-Świdnik, exhibiting the state-of-the-art AW149 multipurpose military twin engine helicopter and the SW-4 Solo RUAS/OPH (Rotorcraft Unmanned Air System/Optionally Piloted Helicopter) on static display. The AW149 is the only new generation helicopter in its category in decades, able to meet the most stringent requirements of modern battlefield operations, featuring outstanding performance, mission technology, flexibility, cabin space and through-life cycle cost/effectiveness. PZL-Świdnik is offering the AW149 helicopter in the tender for the supply of 70 multi-role aircraft to the Polish Armed Forces. The SW-4 Solo RUAS/OPH, the result of a close collaboration between PZL-Świdnik and AgustaWestland, is one of the most advanced achievements of aviation technology in recent years. Based on the proven SW-4 light single engine helicopter, the SW-4 Solo RUAS/OPH has been designed for both unmanned and piloted operations, providing users with maximum operational flexibility. The RUAS version of the SW-4 is capable of performing a number of roles, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as cargo re-supply. In piloted configuration, the SW-4 can undertake a number of activities, including transportation of personnel, surveillance and intervention.
At MSPO, Alenia Aermacchi exhibits first of all its over 60 years of unrivalled experience in military pilots training, with particular emphasis on the M-346 Integrated Training System (ITS). This aircraft represents the new generation of Advanced/Lead-In Fighter Trainer offered on the market and is designed to achieve the maximum level of cost-effectiveness in training both current and next generation combat pilots, due to its systems (Fly by wire), high performances, maneuverability and agility. The M-346 ITS, together with its outstanding on-board Embedded Tactical Training System, represents an excellent solution to fulfill the training requirements of Polish Air Force. The M-346 is now in production for the Italian, Singapore and Israel Air Forces and was selected by United Arab Emirates. At MSPO Alenia Aermacchi exhibits also the M-346 Procedure Training Device (PTD), a multi-platform simulator providing student pilots with a synthetic environment and graphical cockpit representation to develop the necessary practical skills and confidence in the execution of the main procedures required by the training missions. Furthermore Alenia Aermacchi promotes a complete mission lifecycle Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) technology which transfers the aircraft’s avionics to the pilot’s helmet. The M-346 HMD represents a new generation personal avionics that enables pilots to plan, rehearse, fly and debrief using their personal helmets. Fully integrated in the aircraft systems the multi-tasking HMD is equipped with click-on day, night, with day, night & simulation modules. Re-usable for missions in the simulators. Alenia Aermacchi is also a partner of the today’s most successful swing-role fighter program, the Eurofighter Typhoon: the company developed the single or two-seat aircraft with EADS and BAE Systems. With 330 aircraft produced on a total of 559 ordered, Eurofighter Typhoon is in service with the Italian Air Force, the German Luftwaffe, the British Royal Air Force, the Spanish Air Force, and two export customers, the Austrian Air Force and the Royal Saudi Air Force. The aircraft could represent the best long term solution to replace the MiG-29 and the Su-22 fleet for the Polish Air Force. Alenia Aermacchi is also active in the fast growing field of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) for the civil and defence markets, with an extensive range of proprietary, dual-use, UAS matured through demonstrators and research programs, enabling the development of a new MALE UAS product, offering a flexible payload selection to answer the peculiar needs of the customers.
Selex ES exhibits at MSPO some of its most advanced solutions in Poland at MSPO. Selex ES, thanks to its successful industrial heritage, has been present in country for many years supplying a broad spectrum of capabilities ranging from: multimode receiver navigation systems to Ground Air Ground systems for NATO. For the battlefield, Selex ES has supplied in the past a number of products/capabilities that are still in use with success with Polish Armed Forces. The company is particularly proud to present its SkyISTAR innovative platform agnostic mission management system already integrated on a number of unmanned aerial vehicles, while gaining continuous interest from potential customers around the world (i.e. operational sovereignty). Selex ES is one of the most important European players in the sector Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, with in-house platforms ranging from mini-micro to the high end tactical systems (Falco and Falco EVO), and with an incredible know how of unmanned capabilities (sensors, simulation, ground station, Comint, Sigint.. and more). Covering a broad spectrum of sensor solutions, Selex ES will be displaying at MSPO the Gabbiano surveillance radar, recently selected to be integrated on KC-390 Embraer platform and chosen by a number of UAS manufacturers looking for additional sensor capability for their platform. Within the Electronic Warfare capability, SEER represents a new generation of Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) utilising a digital receiver for advanced situational awareness, evading threats in complex and hostile environments. In the EO domain, Selex ES is one of the few companies that can deliver a full spectrum of capabilities ranging from single new generation cameras to highly integrated EO systems. The company has been offering with success its Janus N (i.e Naval) ideal for an increased maritime situational awareness. Janus N is currently in use by the Italian Navy, integrated on a great variety of naval platforms to monitor the waters of the Mediterranean sea. Selex ES is also a key player in the vessel and air traffic control management sector with its ATM/ VTS solutions supplied to 150 nations. Finally, Selex ES is increasingly engaged in developing new simulation and training solutions thanks to its distinguished experience in this field (Eurofighter, Tornado, M346, AW101).
OTO Melara operates in Poland since 2003, when a contract was signed with the local industry for the supply of 313 land-based towers HITFIST ® 30mm with the transfer of its manufacturing license. After this, other contracts followed for the provision of logistics support and spare parts, always relative to the towers HITFIST ®. The current requirements of the Polish Ministry of Defence land for new programs represent a great opportunity for OTO Melara, which is able to offer customers a complete and modern range of towers to be installed on new vehicles or with which modernize vehicles already in use. Also for the future programs of the Navy, OTO Melara is ready to offer its medium caliber naval systems, including the 76/62 Super Rapid, in STRALES version, and smaller towers from 12.7, 30 and 40mm .
Telespazio participates at MSPO presenting solutions and application services in Geo-Information and Integrated Communications. In the expanding Polish space industry market, Telespazio will increasingly play a key role. The company will support Polish participation in the COSMO-SkyMed Earth Observation program ─ now in its second generation ─ through the establishment of a national military centre. Telespazio will provide Geo-Information solutions for Emergency, Internal Security, Territorial Planning, and Environmental Risk Protection (especially floods), as well as satellite telecommunication services and value-added applications, including TV and Radio Broadcasting, and Broadband services through its own infrastructure. Finally, Telespazio is also active in military satellite communications (Milsatcom), offering telecommunications services to the armed forces of NATO countries and engineering development support for the latest military programs of the Italian Ministry of Defence.