In the framework of the contract between Abu Dhabi Ship Building – ADSB (Edge Group) and the Angolan Navy for the supply of Corvettes, announced during IDEX 2023, Elettronica announces that has been selected for the supply of the EW (Electronic Warfare) System.
Italian electronic warfare (EW) specialist Elettronica will supply the EW systems for the Angolan Navy’s new BR71 Mk II corvettes that will be supplied by the UAE’s Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB). The 1 billion euro contract for the ‘fleet’ of at least three corvettes was announced on 20 February.
The integration of the mutual capabilities was successfully experienced in previous programs between Elettronica and ADSB and this new collaboration confirms the commitment to keep working together.
David Massey, CEO of ADSB, said: “Renewing a historical strategic cooperation between ADSB and Elettronica, this partnership aims to provide to our client the proven sophisticated electronic warfare technology which will contribute to enhancing the capability of the vessels to the maximum standard.”
Elettronica said the selection of its electronic warfare equipment by Abu Dhabi Ship Building came on the back of previous successful integration programmes between the two companies “and this new collaboration confirms the commitment to keep working together.”
Enzo Benigni, President and CEO of Elettronica, said, “This important export operation recognizes the maturity and the excellence achieved in the industrial and technological fields by ADSB. This agreement makes Elettronica particularly proud of this collaboration and confident about the even more challenging objectives that can be achieved together in the future, providing the country with the resilience and sovereignty necessary in a moment of profound geopolitical complexity.”
Elettronica has been active in the electronic warfare field for over 70 years. Its systems are designed for strategic surveillance, self-protection, intelligence gathering, electronic defence and operational support for the sea, land and air domains.
Its systems can be found on platforms like the Tornado fighter, the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, the NH-90 helicopter, Italian offshore patrol vessels and the Franco-Italian Horizon and FREMM warships.