Bae, Selex ES partner for electronic warfare support

BASILDON, England, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Selex ES and BAE Systems have announced they are teaming to provide electronic warfare operational support for operators of the Eurofighter Typhoon.

Electronic warfare operational support, or EWOS, is a combination of mission support tools, processes, personnel and specialized training fundamental to transforming mission data into mission advantage for EW operators.


Under the agreement, Selex ES and BAE Systems will work closely together to design, develop, deliver, integrate and support a potential export customer's EWOS requirements.

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine multirole combat aircraft produced by a consortium formed by BAE Systems, Alenia Aeronautica and EADS.

It is operated by the militaries of Britain, Austria, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Spain.

"This agreement recognizes Selex ES as BAE Systems' strategic partner for electronic warfare and EW mission support," said Ramie Smith, vice president -- EWOS, at Selex ES. "We're looking forward to working even more closely with BAE Systems on EWOS and have agreed to also look at non-Typhoon EW support solutions where there is mutual benefit to doing so."

Richard Hamilton, head of Support Services at BAE Systems' Military Air & Information business, said the agreement "represents an important step for both BAE Systems and Selex ES. It provides both parties with the opportunity to work together to deliver electronic warfare support that will maximize the capability of the Typhoon platform for our export customers."


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