Leonardo-Finmeccanica signed a contract to supply Canada with a nationwide weather radar system network

July 13, 2016 Photo(s): By Leonardo-Finmeccanica
  • Leonardo-Finmeccanica will supply the Canadian department for environmental policies and programs with 20 networked weather radars, with options up to an additional 13 systems
  • Around 400 state of the art weather radar systems have been supplied to key meteorological service providers in over 80 countries worldwide
  • Canada is a key market for the company as it is pursuing several opportunities in naval, aeronautic and helicopter sectors

Leonardo-Finmeccanica, through its German subsidiary Selex ES GmbH, has been awarded a contract from Public Works and Government Services Canada to supply Environment and Climate Change Canada with a weather radar systems network. The contract requires supply, delivery and installation of 20 weather radar systems with associated infrastructure, with options for up to an additional 13 radars, including services such as documentation as well as related training and project management.

Leonardo products offer the best-in-class C-, S- and X-Band weather radar systems available today on the market. These systems cover a wide spectrum of applications for different users such as air traffic control authorities, hydrological institutions, agricultural and forestry institutions, meteorological institutes and research agencies.

Canada is a strategic market for Leonardo. At the beginning of the year, it signed a major contract to replace the legacy Air Traffic Control (ATC) radars at 12 major Canadian airports including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary.

Moreover, a series of key opportunities are on track including Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) SAR aircraft programme for which Leonardo will propose the C-27J fixed wing tactical airlift aircraft, the Canadian Surface Combatant programme for 15 new ships and related combat systems, naval communication systems for vessels and submarines, retrofit of the CH-149 Cormorant SAR helicopters.