SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica company and leader in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), announced the acquisition of Italian technology firm UTRI (Unmanned Technologies Research Institute).
UTRI provides innovative mini-micro UAS for defense and homeland security purposes. UTRI has been recognized at a European level for its excellence in unmanned technology.
SELEX Galileo is a notable provider of Unmanned Aerial Systems, with the tactical Falco representing Europe's only UAS system exported to date. SELEX Galileo's portfolio of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) now ranges from mini-micro up to tactical UAS. The acquisition of UTRI will allow SELEX Galileo to further reinforce its UAS capability by leveraging on the growing mini-micro market.
New products SELEX Galileo will be able to offer include the operational 6.5 kg mini Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) UAS 'ASIO' characterized by a unique "perch and stare" capability, the micro fixed-wing 'Crex-B' UAS that weighs 2kg and the ducted-fan VTOL technology Spyball micro UAS.
SELEX Galileo's advanced sensor technology, ground control station and state-of-the-art simulation capabilities will further enhance the Company's mini/micro UAS offer, providing modern solutions for developing battlefield and civil requirements.