Selex Galileo Receives EUR5.3 M for Acoustic Weapon Location Systems

SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, has been awarded a contract for EUR 5.3M to supply 2 further Hostile Artillery Location (HALO) systems to an existing non-NATO export customer. More than 25 HALO systems have been sold to customers around the world to date. HALO is an acoustic weapon locating system. It detects sound waves generated by gun or mortar fire and other explosions and uses data processing techniques to accurately determine the location of enemy weapons. The systems provide troops with timely information on where the enemy is firing from, and data precise enough to engage the threat without risking harm to civilian populations. Colin Horner, VP land systems at SELEX Galileo said "This follow-on order reinforces HALO's position as the world's leading acoustic weapon location system. HALO's proven track-record of high performance and reliability makes it the clear choice for armed forces deployed on global operations". HALO systems are in service with six major armed forces internationally including the UK, US and Canada. The systems are used daily on current operations and have shown to be extremely resilient even in extreme temperatures well outside the original specification of the system.

Source: Selex Galileo
Date: Jan 28, 2011