|50 years of technological innovation|
The 50's: radars in Microlambda
In 1951, Finmeccanica and the US company Raytheon created Microlambda, operating in the field of applied electronics and producing radar systems under licence for land and naval applications. The site chosen was an industrial plant in Fusaro near Naples, which had already gained a reputation under the name of Silurificio Italiano, in the field of torpedo construction.
The 60's: Selenia
In 1960, an international agreement led to the creation of Selenia – Associated Electronics Industries – whose shareholders were: 40% Finmeccanica, 40% Raytheon and 20% Edison. Over the years, the name Selenia would gain worldwide recognition for civil and military surveillance systems.
The 90's: the path to alliances - from Alenia to AMS
In 1990, Selenia merged with Aeritalia, an Italian leading company in the aerospace sector. The merger gave rise to Alenia, with more than 30,000 employees, dealing with aeronautics, radars, naval systems, missiles, space applications, aircraft engines, as well as systems for environmental protection.
2005: SELEX Sistemi Integrati and the new Large Systems strategy
2005 is, indeed, the birth date of SELEX Sistemi Integrati, a company occupying 4400 employees, and reaping the results of previous years' efforts. SELEX Sistemi Integrati is then ready to define a new strategy: besides the reinforcement of its legacy business, naval and land sensors, the company is playing a leading part in the market positioning of its new mission: systems of systems integrator for Homeland Security and Defence. As part of the reorganization of the Finmeccanica defense electronics and security sectors, from July 1, 2010 the Defense, Logistics and Environment activities of Elsag Datamat were transferred to SELEX Sistemi Integrati, together with the participation into the Sistemi Software Integrati company and the activities related to the surface, ground and naval PAR - Precision Approach radar - from SELEX Galileo.