Brazilian Air Force takes delivery of 400th GRIFO radar
Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, celebrated the delivery of the 400th GRIFO radar, which is to be used by the Brazilian Air Force. The company, based out of the Lombard Aerospace District, marked the occasion with a ceremony at the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, in Milan, Italy.
The GRIFO avionic combat radar, was the very first to be wholly designed, developed and produced at the Selex ES site in Nerviano (near Milan). Up until the end of the Eighties the company, at that time known as FIAR, had produced only radars under licence.
The GRIFO radar represents an important commercial success for Selex ES at international level: 450 GRIFO radar systems have been so far sold, with the radar being chosen by five different air forces around the world and it is in operation in seven different types of aircraft.