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SELEX Galileo acquires UTRI and reinforces its UAS capability
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Issue Net Edition | Date : 13 May , 2011

SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica company and leader in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Italian technology firm UTRI (Unmanned Technologies Research Institute). UTRI provides innovative mini-micro UAS for defence and homeland security purposes. UTRI has been recognised at a European level for its excellence in unmanned technology.

Asio1SELEX Galileo is a notable provider of Unmanned Aerial Systems, with the tactical Falco representing Europe’s only UAS system exported to date. SELEX Galileo’s portfolio of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) now ranges from mini-micro up to tactical UAS. The acquisition of UTRI will allow SELEX Galileo to further reinforce its UAS capability by leveraging on the growing mini-micro market.

Highlights from the range of new products SELEX Galileo will be able to offer include the operational 6.5 kg mini Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) UAS ‘ASIO’ characterised by a unique “perch and stare” capability, the micro fixed-wing ‘Crex-B’ UAS that weighs 2kg and the ducted-fan VTOL technology Spyball micro UAS.

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