Selex enters Australian defence market

Italy’s SELEX Sistemi Integrati, a Fimeccanica company, has won an Australian Defence Force Tactical Data Link Authority contract to supply three Multi Data Link Processors (MDL-P).

The contract, acquired as part of the LINK22 trial project, will last six months and will allow the integration with the Link11 and Link22 capability modems delivered by DRS, Finmeccanica’s totally-owned American business.

For SELEX Sistemi Integrati this is the first contract ever signed in Australia for defence electronic systems and positions the business well for a future A$100m Australian Defence Force contract to acquire tactical communication systems.

SELEX Sistemi Integrati MDL-P has been developed during the last ten years to offer the capability of managing, in a simplified and automatic way, several kinds of tactical links which today allow military naval, land and avionic platforms to exchange data from onboard sensors, and  real time position and weapons information.

The product supplies a common solution, which is interoperable and scalable for any kind of platform.

Besides allowing a complete configurability of the most important tactical links in use within the military world, the MDL-P can be integrated with any command and control system already in use through an integration interface, the Common Host Interface, so featuring a key element for net-centric architectures.

SELEX Sistemi Integratis MDL-P was recently sold to the Finnish Military Navy (naval version) and previously acquired by all the Italian Armed Forces, in every type of configuration.

Today, MDL-P systems are in use on the Italian Military Navy’s aircraft carrier Cavour and on the FREMM frigates and are installed in several sites belonging to the Italian Military Air Force.

The system was also provided for the NATO ALTBMD (Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence) programme for the IP communication components within the ballistic NATO defence.

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