Selex ES's partnership model and advanced technology gives it the edge in Jordan
Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, will be attending SOFEX 2014 on the 6-8 May in Amman, Jordan. At the show, the company will highlight its extensive work with Jordan while also promoting key technologies for surveillance and situational awareness.
Selex ES fully supports Jordan’s aspirations, through the King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau, for the creation of a globally preferred partner in designing and developing defence products and security solutions in the region. With ongoing collaboration in a number of areas and a memorandum of understanding signed in 2013, Selex ES anticipates moving toward a more strategic relationship with KADDB and the Armed Forces of Jordan as programs develop. Currently under discussion for joint development are technologies relating to Selex ES’s range of Future Soldier systems, the Centauro vehicle refurbishment and upgrade and the HALO system, Selex ES’s operationally-proven hostile artillery location system. The company is also looking to support the development of a mobile artillery system with KADDB with the supply of the LINAPS artillery pointing system following in-country briefings and discussions. LINAPS can be seen at SOFEX on the KADDB stand.
Also for land forces, Selex ES will be displaying its Personal Role Radio (PRR), already widely adopted among Jordan’s Armed Forces, and the FrontLine Soldier Radio (FSR) which provides all-informed encrypted voice communications. For the first time at exhibition, Selex ES will also be unveiling the TacSat Razor, an innovative antenna solution providing front-line forces with lightweight, on-the-move, tactical satellite communications. The Guardian counter-RCIED system provides “electronic armour” to security forces against Radio Frequency (RF) initiated Remotely Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) threats and incorporates techniques optimised from over 20 years’ experience in designing electronic equipment to counter RCIEDs.
For surveillance requirements, one key technology being promoted by Selex ES is the Falco, the company’s tactical UAS. Falco was recently sold to a Middle Eastern customer, bringing the total customers for the system to five. Other airborne technologies being discussed at SOFEX will include the company’s PicoSAR lightweight AESA radar and Mirach aerial target. Of note is the company’s SAGE electronic support measure system. An advanced electronic warfare product, SAGE can geolocate threat signals from a single platform.
Outside of the military domain, Selex ES recognises that increasing and asymmetric threats are rapidly making many of the company’s integrated smart solutions and high technology products applicable to the civil and security sectors, for instance for the protection of key facilities and assets i.e. Airports, Power Generation & Distribution, Telecoms and Cities. As the company’s footprint increases in Jordan it will explore potential partnerships to maximise business opportunities in these adjacent markets. In one key example, Selex ES has been reviewing ongoing traffic monitoring system requirements in the city of Amman.