Finmeccanica: contract to provide a "Low Level Radar" System for air surveillance and defence to Qatar
- Selex ES will supply a system composed of a network of KRONOS radars and associated command and control centres
Rome, 26 July 2015 - Finmeccanica-Selex ES will supply to the Qatar Armed Forces an air surveillance and defence system to safeguard the airspace of the Country. The contract, worth some hundreds of millions euro, has been signed today in Doha, at the presence of Mrs Roberta Pinotti, Italy Minister of Defence, Major General Hamad Bin Ali Al Attiyah, Qatar Minister of State for Defence Affairs, and Mauro Moretti, CEO of Finmeccanica.
“We are deeply proud of this success”, said Mauro Moretti, adding: “air defence and surveillance systems are fundamental for a nation and Qatar has selected Finmeccanica to provide this strategic asset. The trust that has been placed on us will drive an even stronger commitment from Finmeccanica in this strategic region”.
This contract is the result of an intensive competitive selection process which confirmed the superior performance and operational capabilities of the KRONOS radar against its competitors. The contract includes ground-based radars, in fixed and mobile configurations, and associated networked command and control centers. The award of this significant contract is only the latest of a successful series of commercial achievements in the last years since the market launch of the KRONOS radar family.