RAF Defends Updated Pumas With Selex ES Seer RWR

On 29 July Selex ES won a £19.2 million (€27 million) order from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide its SG200-D Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) for use by the newly modernised Royal Air Force (RAF) fleet of 24 Puma Mark2 helicopters.

Hailing from the SEER family of EW products, the SG200-D detects and identifies emitters in complex radar environments. SEER can be configured by operators with indigenous mission-dependent data. The company claims that the SEER’s low-weight and power characteristics makes it applicable for new and upgraded aircraft.

Selex ES will supply several full sets of the SG200-D together with spares and several sets of A-kit’ equipment – the antennas and cockpit control equipment to allow individual aircraft to be quickly reconfigured from training to operational tasks.

Air Commodore Richard Mason – Capability Director, Joint Helicopter Command, commenting on the acquisition said: “With this contract to replace the legacy Radar Warning Receiver, we have taken a significant step towards upgrading our aircraft, thereby ensuring that we are able
to counter both current and future threats,”

Selex ES is a division of Finmeccanica.

By Andrew Drwiega