2014

Satellite Yamal-401 in orbit

Last December 15 the Yamal-401 communications satellite of the Russian operator JSC Gazprom Space Systems was successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Rome 19/12/2014

Sirio Tram in China

Official presentation of the first Sirio Tram for the cit of Zuhai, built by AnsaldoBreda within the framework of the joint ventur with the Chinese CNR Dalian.
Rome 12/12/2014

ADR chooses Finmeccanica for the new baggage handling system

Finmeccanica - Selex ES, as a representative of a temporary consortium of companies, has been chosen by Rome Airports (ADR), granting the company a contract worth a total of 52 million Euros, including options. The share of Finmeccanica - Selex ES is 36 million Euros. The work will be completed by 2016
Rome 12/12/2014

New orders for AgustaWestland

New orders for AgustaWestland at the beginning of December: two AW189 for offshore operations to Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, an AW169 to HoverFly of Italy for passenger transport missions and an AW139 to the Japanese Iwate Prefecture for Firefighting and Disaster relief missions.
Roma 11/12/2014

Thirty years of space history at L'Aquila, Italy

Simbolo della rinascita industriale di un territorio colpito dal violento sisma del 2009, il nuovo stabilimento Thales Alenia Space, ad un anno di distanza dalla riapertura, viene ricordato in un libro "L'Aquila nello Spazio, il cuore della tecnologia satellitare", edito da Mondadori Electa, presentato negli scorsi giorni a palazzetto dei Nobili all'Aquila.
Roma 11/12/2014

"Steel men" on display

The history of 1900s Italian industry is made of talent and invention of brave, innovative men. We find some of these characters in the history of the Finmeccanica companies; characters such as Attilio Odero and Giuseppe Orlando, who from 1905 to 1908 took part in the constitution of Vickers Terni, the company that laid the basis for what is today OTO Melara, operating in the land and naval artillery systems.
Roma 01/12/2014

Futura Mission: on the ISS with the first Italian woman

Finmeccanica's technology is part of the Futura space mission, which lifted off on November 23 from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and that features the presence of the first Italian woman astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti.
Rome 27/11/2014

Finmeccanica lands on the comet

The European space exploration mission Rosetta has finally reached its goal. An epoch-making event: the nucleus of a comet can finally be analysed "on-site", thanks to the cutting-edge technology developed by the Finmeccanica Group.
Roma 13/11/2014

Finmeccanica technologies for more accurate weather forecasting

Continuous, long-term weather forecasts: this is the aim of the European satellite programme MetOp SG (Meteorological Operational Second Generation) launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites), in which Finmeccanica - Selex ES is also involved.
Roma 10/11/2014

Go-ahead to the development activities for UK-French future combat air system sensor requirements

For the next two years Finmeccanica – Selex Es and Thales will work together at the European programme for a future combat aircraft therefore creating an important partnership in defense elctronics .
Rome 06/11/2014

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