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Finmeccanica to upgrade Indonesia's Hawk aircraft electronic warfare systems

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Finmeccanica to upgrade Indonesia's Hawk aircraft electronic warfare systems
 
Finmeccanica, through its Airborne and Space Systems Division, has signed with Singapore-based prime contractor Aptronics PTE Ltd to provide its SEER radar warning receiver for the Indonesian Air Force, the Italian defense giant announced during Singapore Air Show 2016. SEER is a self-protection system which detects and identifies potential radar threats and alerts the pilot.
     
Finmeccanica to upgrade Indonesia s Hawk aircraft electronic warfare systems 640 001A TNI AU Hawk Mk 209 light multirole fighter aircraft
(Credit: Bram Kusuma)
     
SEER will be installed on a number of Mk.209 Hawk light multirole fighter aircraft used by the Indonesian Air Force, providing improved security protection for pilots. The contract covers an initial batch of aircraft for current operations with an option to provide further systems in future.

This result follows another recent success for the technology with the selection of the SG200-D radar warning receiver, a UK-specific variant from the SEER family of products, to provide an ongoing radar warning capability for the RAF’s fleet of Puma and Chinook helicopters. The SEER was also widely praised after it was trialled at the recent NATO tactical leadership programme. Integrated onto two Czech Air Force L-159 Advanced Light Combat Aircraft in under three hours, the system identified air, land and sea-based threats at significant ranges with a high degree of accuracy, operating with 100% reliability during the exercise.

As Europe’s leader in electronic warfare, Finmeccanica supports every SEER system with a range of operational support services from a team of dedicated experts (Electronic Warfare Operational Support – EWOS). The SEER system’s small-footprint, low-weight and power characteristics ensure its suitability for aircraft of new or upgrade programmes, including fixed and rotary wing aircraft and remotely piloted aerial systems.