SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company has been awarded a first contract by the Italian Navy, Marina Militare, for the supply of electro-optical naval Janus turrets, derived from the well known Janus sensor for land applications.
The naval Janus will equip Italian Navy’s patrol boats operating in the Mediterranean in illegal immigration control missions. Janus features outstanding day and night long-range detection, identification, and mission recording.
The contract also includes a simplified human-machine interface console with display and controls to remotely operate the multi-sensor turret.
“This contract is an important achievement, it underpins our positioning in the Naval sector where we are already successful with the SASS, an innovative naval IRST. Leveraging on the SASS and the land Janus, installed on the fully digitized Italian Army Freccia, Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV), we are confident that the naval Janus will have great market opportunities in the near future” said Fabrizio Giulianini, Deputy CEO of SELEX Galileo. SELEX Galileo was recently awarded contracts to supply surveillance electro-optical systems; fix (NEMO) and portable (LINX) for a North African country.