ESL Defence Limited Joins the Infrared Bench for Seeker Characterisation (IBOSEC) Program
HAMBLE, United Kingdom, Feb 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ESL, a strategic business of AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been selected by Elettronica S.p.A. (ELT) to participate in the IBOSEC program.
The Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI), or Italian Air Force, has contracted with ELT for a characterisation
Under the IBOSEC program, ELT will collaborate closely with ESL, which specialises in the design and production of electronic warfare test systems that provide high-fidelity threat simulation in the infrared and ultraviolet domains.
"The IBOSEC system will provide critical capabilities to the AMI, helping to save both lives and aircraft," says Managing Director Bob Fox of ESL. "ESL's extensive knowledge base in this area makes our team ideally suited to support ELT in delivering this advanced technology."
AAI Corporation and its indirect wholly owned subsidiaries Aerosonde Pty Ltd and ESL Defence Limited design, produce and support industry-leading aerospace and defense products and services, including unmanned aircraft and ground control technologies; high-fidelity training and simulation systems; automated aerospace test and maintenance equipment; armament systems; and logistical, engineering, supply chain and operational support services. AAI Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.aaicorp.com.
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